Will Gelder, MS-HCI

UX Professional

Mixed-Methods Research · Co-Design · UX Engineering

With 10 years of industry experience across research, design, and UX engineering, and an MS in Human-Computer Interaction, Will crafts user experiences grounded in both quantitative and qualitative research that seek to improve personal and community wellbeing. 


MS-HCI Georgia Institute of Technology

Will, outdoors in front of trees, smiling.


Seeking research internships for Summer 2023

💼 UX Applied to Industry

Will's professional UX practice has largely been applied to the food service industry across health care, assisted living, and education. His work supports complex needs, use-cases, and real people needing to do their jobs efficiently.

🌿 UX Applied to Wellbeing & Community

Will's personal creative and research practices explore topics in personal wellness and community, specifically within the fields of Human-Nature Interaction and Sustainable Human-Computer Interaction. This work represents his application of design methods towards improving one's sense of identity and inclusion in an increasingly digital world.

✒️ About

Will explores the intersection between mindfulness and technology in the hopes that new user experience innovations can be restorative rather than exploitative. He enjoys walks in the woods with his wife, reading emerging HCI research literature, and cycling in farm country.    
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”