Rebecca Michelson

Applied Research Strategy + Design

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👋 Hi, I’m Bex

Hi, I’m a qualitative researcher and community builder, passionate about building better structures for support and well-being. With a background in anthropology and a super-charged curiosity, I spent over a decade digging into how knowledge and stories influence meaningful change. Whether it’s working on civic design, improving healthcare systems, or home products, I use mixed methods for delivering key insights in interaction design.

I completed my Master of Science in Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the The University of Washington, where I completed UX courses such as usability studies, quantitative methods, and prototyping. Now, as a design researcher and strategist, I collaborate with tech teams through a range of research processes to create meaningful products and services.


Collective power, decision-making, and creative collaboration
Reciprocity and reverence to the intelligence of systems and nature
✷ Grit
Play, wonder, and adventure
✷Speaking truth to power

“You do not belong to you. You belong to the universe. Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.””

—R. Buckminster Fuller