Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Deana Anglin

Dr. Deana Anglin

Adjunct Professor

Mountain View, CA


Dr. Deana Anglin is a Senior User Experience Researcher at Google with over 10 years of experience doing user-centered design research. As a designer of global products and services, Dr. Anglin is most often found in-field learning about people across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. Her work informs product strategy and innovation in new markets, most notably Google's food and home services delivery platform that launched in India in 2020. She is also a UX mentor to emerging-market startups in Google's Launchpad accelerator program.

Dr. Anglin received a PhD in Computing from Georgia Tech where she focused on design at the margins  designing with and for the refugee and immigrant community. Her research landed her several prestigious fellowships and awards from companies like Intel and Google. Her work is published at top venues such as CHI, Ubicomp and IFIP.

  • Technology design for International and/or emerging markets
  • Service design
  • Social computing
  • Mobile computing
  • Information and Communications for Development (ICTD)
  • User-Centered Research Methods for Product Innovation
  • Doctory of Philosophy (PhD) in Human-Centered Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (IT), Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Math & Spanish, Lawrence University
  • Georgia Tech Foley Scholar
  • Intel PhD Fellow
  • Google Anita Borg Scholar
  • NSF Grace Hopper Scholar
  • GEM Fellow
  • Xerox Technical Scholarship Recipient