Julian Missig


I graduated in December 2006 from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master of Human-Computer Interaction degree. In May 2006 I finished my undergraduate degree, a B.S. in Cognitive Science with an additional major in Human-Computer Interaction.

My resumé [pdf] more briefly illustrates my overall history, while this site details projects which (hopefully) further illustrate my strengths in Usability, Cognitive Science, and Programming.

Unless otherwise indicated, the papers posted here were not published in peer-reviewed journals; they were merely written for classes.

What do I do?

I am not a graphic artist; I don't draw icons. To understand what I do, one of my favorite breakdowns of usable software design is Jesse James Garrett's The Elements of User Experience (view the original diagram). I have taken his diagram and placed next to it a small selection of some of the methodologies I am familiar with. This is what I do.

Elements of User Experience and the methods I know

Larger Projects

Below on this page I have listed smaller projects and papers for each of my strengths. At the top of this page are links to my larger, longer-term projects:


Cognitive Science


Julian Missig