Alesha Arp

Alesha Arp is high energy user experience researcher who applies design thinking to today’s edtech challenges.

Speaking Topics

  • User experience research and design
  • Edtech design for productive struggle
  • Using actionable data
  • Design to meet students and educators where they are
  • Conceptual vs. procedural learning
  • Digital Learning: engagement and efficacy
Print Bio

I really enjoyed @AleshaArp's presentation at #IAC19. She provided important perspectives, and the implications of, connecting UX to the broader CX ecosystems and how human-centered design can help achieve strategic outcomes.

Matt Arnold
Attendee, Information Architecture Conference 2019

Alesha immediately brought everyone in attendance out of their comfort zone from the start of her engaging and insightful talk on designing for difference in usage maturity. 

Geno Sanchez, MLIS
Attendee, World IA Day San Gabriel Valley 2019

More from Alesha

Discover what Alesha's saying about UX in EdTech.

How User Feedback Helps Shape ST Math Content
MIND blog
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Conceptual Understanding vs. Procedural Fluency
MIND blog
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Video Interview: Designing for How the Brain Learns

Inside Big Design Studio

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Podcast: How User Experience Research Informs Edtech Design
Inside our MIND
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Fidelity Through Thoughtful and Strategic Implementation
MIND blog
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Struggle is a Matter of Perspective
MIND blog
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Video Interview: The IA Studio
Conversations from #iac19
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Webinar: World Usability Day

ISTE Inclusive Learning Network

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Fun Ways to Beat the Summer Slide
MIND blog
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Full Bio

Alesha Arp is a senior user experience researcher whose work has informed the design of software platforms, digital and physical spaces, and business processes. At MIND Research Institute, she spends hundreds of hours each year observing and interviewing students and educators about their experiences with education technology. She also studies the challenges of implementing edtech in conjunction with basal curriculum in classrooms where priorities are many and the instructional hours limited. A high-energy and engaging presenter, Arp has spoken at Big Design Conference, World IA Day, and the Information Architecture Conference 2019.  Arp earned her master's in user experience design at Kent State and her bachelor's at San Diego State University.

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