About Basia Coulter

Basia CoulterBasia works as UX, UI, and visual designer at Scaling Up Digital Design Studies (SUDDS), a research team at NC State University, College of Education. She provides design support in the development process of diagnostic/assessment tools for math learning for middle school from wireframing to interactive prototypes and usability testing. She invents visual ways to assist learners in moving around a conceptual space, making choices, and seeing progress within personalized learning contexts. Together with developers and learning scientists, Basia defines information architecture and user interactions, and is responsible for designing a user interface of the product across multiple devices and screen sizes.

Formerly a researcher in neuroscience, Basia gradually transitioned into design disciplines for web and mobile. She has found her professional niche as a UX/UI designer, which allows her to combine a range of skills from information architecture, through user experience and user interface design, to visual design. She relies on her front-end development skills in writing code herself and in communicating design ideas to developers.

Basia holds a M.S. in biology (Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland) and a Ph.D in neurobiology (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw, Poland), as well as an A.Sc. in design and graphic technology (SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, NY). She has several years of experience in digital design and strategy for clients including nonprofits, startups, small businesses, and educational and e-learning companies.

A resident of Durham, NC, outside of work she takes an active role in the community as a co-leader of Girl Develop It RDU, a local chapter of a global non-profit organization committed to empowering women to be successful in technical fields. She finds relaxation in yoga, bicycle rides, hiking, and photography.