Darren Hood

Darren is extremely passionate about all things UX, holding 20+ years of experience in human-computer interaction and interaction design, with the last 16+ years working full-time in the world of UX. Darren’s professional footprint spans such organizations as Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Bosch, Ryder, United Wholesale Mortgage, Quicken Loans, Cengage Learning, and USA Networks, to name a few. He serves as an adjunct professor for Kent State University’s UX Design Master’s program, as an adjunct at Lawrence Technological University, is about to become an adjunct professor for the new Michigan State University Master’s of CX program, and leads UX workshops at Grand Circus in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can also hear Darren on The World of UX podcast, available through a host of popular sources. Darren is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University.