Karen A. Schriver, PhD

Karen A. Schriver, PhD

Senior UX Writer, DigiCert

Schriver’s skill in making content clear, compelling, and usable developed over years of professional experience around the globe. But like many of us, she found that personal experience in communication design—while essential—was not enough. She combined personal experience with the empirical literature on writing and design to create Dynamics in Document Design: Creating Texts for Readers. As one of the first books to explore the research on integrating text and graphics, reviewers called it a landmark. Karen is an STC fellow who has won fourteen international and national awards for her work. She is a former professor of rhetoric and information design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Karen is writing a new book about ways to reach busy readers and add value to professional communications through evidence-based information design and plain language. When she is not running to catch a plane, she can be found frolicking along the Allegheny River with her giant white dog Juno.

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