Gregory Anderson

UX/Human Factors Lead
"Gregory is, plainly put, an expert in his field, and consistently strives to impart the value of his expertise to our work and to advocate for usability in every project. Gregory understands that to grow our business we need to think usability first and he is helping to shape that culture within the NAEP program "
Confidential - Supervisor, Fulcrum
"Gregory excels at the client services skills necessary to be a successful UX Team lead. It is very evident that Gregory is an outstanding ambassador for Fulcrum in the face of the client. He is very flexible and actively seeks to understand our client's needs. In some instances, he helps to usher new ideas, bringing innovative ideas for our client."
Confidential - Supervisor, Fulcrum
"I worked with Gregory for about 3 years at Fulcrum. Gregory is passionate about usability, user experience and takes the time and energy to work out each critical detail, which is clearly reflected in his designs. His understanding about latest technology trends and mobile industry revolution contributes highly to his quality output. He is fun to work with, has a great attitude and will be an asset to any company he works for."
Nilang Shah - Sharepoint Architect, Cognosante
”I had the great pleasure of working with Gregory for over 2 years at Fulcrum and can highly recommend him, both for his comprehensive knowledge of Usability and User Experience and for the entertaining and enlightening way in which he shares that knowledge with team members, stakeholders and other interested parties. I thoroughly enjoyed our interactions, I learned a whole lot from him in the process.”
Jud Cole -
CTO, Baton


  • Team Management
  • Agile and Lean Methodologies
  • User-Centered Design
  • Project Management
  • User & Stakeholder Interviews/Analysis
  • Personas
  • Information Architecture
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Research Design
  • Data Analysis
  • Task Analysis
  • User Testing
  • Instructional Design


  • Excellent Written/Verbal Communication
  • Experienced Public Speaker
  • Agile Thinker - Adaptable & Flexible
  • Excellent Attention to Detail
  • Well Organized
  • Strong People Skills
  • Highly-Regarded Leadership Abilities
  • Positive Attitude
  • Humble emoticon_smile


  • User Experience
  • Manager
  • Designer
  • Researcher
  • Usability Expert
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher/Scientist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Account Manager
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • University Lecturer


Enter the name for this tabbed section: Professional Experience
Human Factors/UX Lead 2016-Present
Carl Zeiss Meditec - Dublin, CA

  • Manage a team of Human Factors engineers and UX designers
  • Developed an internal HF design process that merged business goals with FDA validation guidelines
  • Product designer for two flagship medical devices slated that shipped in 2016 and 2017
  • Lead UX researcher, designing and conducting in-house validation and field testing using a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Work closely with product managers, QA and regulatory teams to generate user testing and validation documentation to meet regulatory requirements
  • Mentor HF/UX team members on best research and design practices
  • Present at scientific conferences about data visualization

User Experience Team Manager / Senior Usability Expert 2012-2016
Fulcrum IT - Centreville, VA

  • Built and manage a multidisciplinary team of usability, interaction and design experts
  • Lead design on multiple simultaneous development teams using Agile project methodology
  • Provide vision for new product design and redesign of existing web and application interfaces
  • Design and conduct quantitative and qualitative user research – RITE, competitive heuristic reviews, cognitive walkthroughs, field studies
  • Direct contact with customers and stakeholders to generate interest in new usability products, gather functional requirements and develop user profiles for current projects
  • Conduct briefings and educational seminars to communicate user-centered design objectives and principles.
  • Conduct high-level user and task analyses
  • Create and evaluate high- and low-fidelity prototypes as part of iterative usability research/ development process
  • Evangelical promoter of usability ideals and the value of user experience to projects and organizations

Human Factors Engineer 2010 - 2012
Human Solutions, inc. - Washington DC

  • Created the most comprehensive task analysis of En Route ATC duties in FAA history
  • Designed and evaluated enterprise level digital control and information systems using rapid prototyping, cognitive walkthroughs, field studies and heuristic reviews

UX Research Assistant 2005-2010
George Mason University – Fairfax, VA
  • Conducted research on human-computer (robot) interaction, cognitive dynamics, phonological learning and emergent properties of dialog.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Associations & Awards
Enterprise UX
Bay Area UX Professionals
Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Stanley Caplan User-Centered Design Award Nominee
High Potential Graduate Student Award Recipient
Office of the Provost, George Mason University
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Human Factors/Applied Cognition
George Mason University

Master of Science, Human Factors/Applied Cognition
George Mason University

Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology
University of Arizona

Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of California at Santa Barbara
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Publications
Impact of Image Display on Clinical Utility of OCT Angiography. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 59 (9) 2018

Non-Linear Dynamics of Adult Non-Native Phoneme Acquisition - Perception and Production. Dissertation,
George Mason University, 2011

The Role of Mental Computations in Current and Future En Route Air Traffic Control.
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2012

Robot-Directed Speech: Using Language to Assess Novel Users’ Conceptualizations of a Humanoid Robot. Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Osaka, Japan 2010

Robot-Directed Speech as a Means of Exploring Conceptualization of Robots. Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, La Jolla, CA, USA 2009

The Pervasiveness of 1/f Scaling in Speech Reflects the Metastable Basis of Cognition. Cognitive Science, 32(7), 15.

The Fractal Fabric of Speech. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society Conference, Vancouver British Columbia 2006
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Technical Skills
  • Mockups/Wireframing - Sketch, Omnigraffle, Adobe CC, Visio
  • Rapid Prototyping - Axure, InVision, Rapidweaver
  • Project Management – Microsoft Project, Team Foundation Server, Rally
  • User Testing – Morae, Optimal Workshop tools
  • Verification & Validation - IBM QC
  • Statistical / Mathematical - MatLab, SPSS, Excel, Origin
  • Development - RealBasic (Xojo)
  • Web Design - RapidWeaver, Flux, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML/CSS
  • Productivity - Microsoft Office, iWork, Smartdraw, Agile
  • Instructional Design - Adobe Captivate, MotionComposer
  • Audio Design and Analysis - Audition, Praat, Logic Pro, SoundForge, Pro Tools, Melodyne