Mike McDearmon

I'm a product designer and researcher who helps organizations connect with the people they serve and deliver long term value.

Professional Experience

  • Ro
  • Director of Product Design | Aug 2021 - Present
  • I lead design strategy for Ro's healthcare platform which powers virtual patient care, pharmacy operations, and treatment delivery to the patient's home.
  • Qualitative Research Consulting
  • Researcher | Jan 2021 - Present
  • I run research sprints and build teams that enable organizations to learn from their target audience, narrow their focus, and launch successful products.
  • Hyperscience
  • Director of Product Design | Jul 2020 - Aug 2021
  • Alongside partners in engineering and product leadership, I established a product design practice that enabled Hyperscience's AI-powered document processing platform to scale and increase throughput for our client organizations.
  • Pivotal
  • Design Manager | Jun 2015 - Jun 2020
  • I guided clients in healthcare, finance, insurance & retail by helping them take new products from idea to reality, build human-centered design teams, and implement sustainable practices.
  • Case, Inc
  • Sr Software Designer | Feb 2012 - May 2015
  • With our team of building industry professionals and software developers, I enabled architects, engineers and construction crews to better collaborate across siloed teams to help put their building data to work for them.
  • Forum 8
  • VR Designer | May 2009 - Feb 2012
  • On a team of civil engineers and software developers, I created virtual simulations of transportation, traffic, flooding, and disaster evacuation that enabled city planners and departments of transportation to better communicate across teams and with the public.

Personal Projects

  • While We Wait...
  • A facilitation tool that helps moderators kick off meetings with extra focus, clarity, and momentum in the first few minutes while participants trickle in.
  • Launch app
  • Stories from Planet Earth
  • Essays that view the climate crisis through the lens of geologic time. Inspired by curiosity, awe, and anxiety in this unique moment of human and geologic history.
  • Explore stories
  • Trailhead: The Wilderness Survival Game
  • A board game about overcoming the extremes of the great outdoors. Funded on Kickstarter in 2018 with games shipped to players in 19 countries and 43 states. 3rd edition copies available on Etsy.
  • View on Etsy
  • Earth Science Bookmarks
  • In homage of the dynamic power of our universe, these bookmarks serve as reference tools to help scientists and students alike understand the divisions of geologic time, the layers of the Earth, and the scale of our solar system.
  • View on Etsy