About Me

I have been a UX designer since 2010, with additional work in product management, libraries, digital archives and collections. I focus on meeting complex, interconnected requirements with simple, modular, reusable components and design systems. My designs are data-driven at all phases of the design cycle. I have designed products and services for the web, desktop, mobile, embedded systems, kiosks, VR/AR, voice interfaces, IoT, edge intelligence platforms, you name it.

I currently work as a Product Owner and Principal UX Designer at Cognex, a maker of advanced machine vision systems in Boston, Massachusetts. My work at Cognex has been focused on usability of 3D computer vision and machine learning systems, and human-in-the-loop interfaces to train machine learning models through a web browser. Here is my resume. Check out some of my recent personal projects and my professional UX portfolio.

I spent my first 18 years in Madison, Alabama. After getting my BS in Biology from the College of William & Mary (with a brief stopover at the University of Alabama), I received my MS in Information Science and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) from UNC Chapel Hill's School of Library and Information Science. My graduate work included digitizing, accessioning, and preserving digital archives, managing and analyzing digital government/medical information, studying scientists' data archiving workflows, and promoting the free (as in beer and freedom) and open internet as a Wikipedian in Residence.


You'll find me around the internet as either corychainsman or cmchap, but I'm most active on twitter as @corychainsman.