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Donna Habersaat

User Experience Strategist

Web Chef Donna Habersaat
Elgin, TX

Always improving, growing, and understanding.

Donna Habersaat began her career in design and content publishing while living in her home state of New York. While creating books with companion websites for a sports publisher, she launched the internationally-distributed indie rock periodical Altercation Magazine, which was published for over a decade. In 2005, Donna moved to the sunny destination of Austin, Texas, to escape the snowy winters of the east coast and focus on her career in user experience. She has since graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Texas. In January of 2016, Donna was elected President of the Board of the Austin Chapter of the User Experience Professional Association and is working on becoming a Toastmaster Competent Communicator.

Recent Four Kitchens Projects

  • Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin – User Researcher.
  • Society of Hospital Medicine – User Experience Expert.

Bits and pieces

  • Currently obsessed with…

    working out at the gym—that’s where any extra time has been going—and listening to audio books.

  • On my next vacation, I'm going to…


  • I can't stop listening to…

    Lucero—always my first go-to.

  • If you ever visit…

    New Paltz, New York

    make sure to go to…

    Mohonk Mountain to climb the Lemon Squeeze.

  • I empower others by…

    getting excited about the project they are working on. My enthusiasm is contagious.

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