Megan McNames is a regular speaker and former collegiate instructor with a background in full- stack user experience design, including user research and visual, interaction, and information design. In her role as a Product Owner at Emplify, she defines and drives the strategy, design, and positioning of employee engagement products that enable businesses to adopt an employee-focused, participatory approach to engaging their workforces. A devout worshipper of both human-centered design and design thinking, Megan previously taught at the Center for Emerging Media Design and Digital Media Minor programs at Ball State University where she was also Assistant Director of the award-winning Digital Publishing Studio. She has spoken at a number of conferences including Women Working in Technology, Indiana World Usability Day, Conference on the Inclusive Museum, and more. Megan is a graduate of Ball State’s master’s program in journalism and holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Cincinnati.