Philip Strain

Senior User Researcher, Spotify

The role of user research in a world of big data


While completing a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction at Queens University in Belfast, Philip Strain completed three user research internships at Google in Mountain View, California and New York, where he focused on accessibility for people with disabilities. This work led to a full-time role at Google, where Philip led user research for accessibility, and later, AdSense. He then moved to Apple where he was responsible for developing internal accessibility guidelines and promoting accessibility in engineering teams across the company. Philip is currently a Senior User Researcher at Spotify.