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Janna Kimel

Dexcom
Associate Research Manager
Currently an Associate Research Manager at Dexcom in Portland, Oregon, Janna provides insights informs the product design for people with diabetes. Janna has spent much of her career focusing on healthcare and design. From designing accessible apparel at Accessible Threads for a community of people who find it difficult to buy clothing off the rack, to informing design for smart products allowing seniors to age safely at home for Intel, she finds the challenges of healthcare particularly inspiring.
 
Janna is excited to return to the HxD speaker roster after her talk in 2013 examining how text messaging impacted the health of pregnant women and people with diabetes.
 
She has a Masters in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech and currently co-chairs the local Portland, A11y MeetUp. When not advocating for the end user, Janna can be seen hiking the forests of the northwest with her husband, cuddling their 3 cats or stretching out on a yoga mat.

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