Matt Davis graduated from Virginia Tech with both a B.S. (2014) and M.S. (2016) in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction and Human Factors Engineering. While at Virginia Tech, Matt worked alongside Dr. Joe Gabbard on the exploration of gesture-based interaction techniques and the design of mixed-reality menus. Matt also served as President of the Student African American Brotherhood and participated in a few design projects and summer internships that had him working alongside veteran researchers and designers at NASA, USSOCOM, and Lextant.
After graduation, Matt began working as a User Experience (UX) Design Engineer at Lenovo where he designs experiences that cross software, hardware, and everything in between. Matt’s work is multidisciplinary, spanning augmented reality software and hardware, web management tools, and computing devices among other areas. He collaborates with product management, research, industrial design, software development, and engineering teams local and abroad to sort through requirements and the discovery process, translating these findings into concept visions, design guidelines, detailed user interface graphics, ergonomic and usability assessments, heuristic evaluations, and firmware to deliver product experiences that strengthen existing products and shape the future of Lenovo’s computing business. While at Lenovo, Matt has launched over ten unique software and hardware products and has five patent pending inventions.