Senior UX Researcher


Nathan graduated from UNI in the Spring of 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology. Working as a web developer, which included making financial websites and working on portions of the UNI website, he became fascinated with understanding how people interact with technology.

He is interested in making complex systems intuitive and easy to use for a wide user base. Specifically, Nathan is interested in making financial apps and websites that appeal to everyone. In a similar vein, Nathan would love to help more tech websites and software products explain complex systems to new users.

In his spare time, Nathan enjoys graphic design and web development, along with photography.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I've found it!), but 'That's funny...' -Isaac Asimov.

The Rise of Dark Notifications

By Nathan Davis

Summary Dark notifications abuse the use of messages to trick users into unwanted activities and should be avoided by anyone trying to deliver an adequate user experience. Introduction If you drive across the Midwest at Read more…

How To Avoid Sending Bad Notifications

By Nathan Davis

Summary Users are frustrated with excessive notifications that aren’t customized, personalized, or intuitively designed. Avoid these common pitfalls by sending user-centric messages. Introduction It’s late at night and I’m driving through St. Louis (a city Read more…

How To Create Better Notifications

By Nathan Davis

Summary Notifications are an opportunity to provide timely updates to users. Providing relevant notifications with customizable settings gives users a better experience. Introduction Like most people, I often wake up to a dizzying array of Read more…