About Us: Staff

Mr. Killam is the president and founder of User-Centered Design, Inc. and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research in George Mason University’s (GMU) School of Information Technology and Engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and his master’s degree in psychology from Marymount University. He holds professional certification from the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics as a Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP) / Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP). Mr. Killam is also a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Computing Machinery, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and Usability Professionals Association. He has been providing Human Factors Engineering, user-centered design, user experience design, and usability services for 30 years. He has worked for, or consulted to, companies such as GTE, TRW, IBM, and The Mitre Corporation; Federal agencies including the US State Department, the US Geological Survey, the US Courts, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and commercial organizations such as Nextel, CapitalOne, GEICO, and AOL.

Dean Wanderer has served as Vice President and General Counsel of User-Centered Design since its inception. Dean, a former Navy JAG Corps officer, was licensed as an attorney in Virginia in 1996. He is responsible for all legal policies and procedures of the company including employment agreements, sub-contracts, and contract negotiations.

Ms. Nomiyama is experienced in human-computer interface design, information architecture, design documentation, and product testing. She worked as a graduate fellow for 2 years in the area of user-based testing, information architecture, and interaction design. While working at UCD she has performed user research, product expert reviews, user-based evaluations, IA design, wireframe interface design, and mock-up development on web application and mobile device interfaces.

Ms. Nomiyama holds a M.S. in Interaction Design & Information Architecture from the University of Baltimore and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. She is also a member of the User Experience Professionals Association.

Ms. Barry has over 15 years of experience in development and programming for the web and other digital media. She has worked extensively on both interface design and backend connectivity for websites encompassing a variety of databases, programming languages, and front-end technologies. Additionally she has broad experience in multimedia development and programming for mobile devices. Clients have included the federal government, private sector, and nonprofit organizations.

Ms. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in music engineering with minor in electrical engineering from the University of Miami and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.