Irene Rae

about me

I am a Design/UX Researcher at Google specializing in big data systems. Previously, I ran Design Research at the Data Platform Group in Microsoft supporting products such as SQL Server, SQL Server on Linux, Azure SQL Database, SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, Azure Data Lake, and DocumentDB.

I enhance the value of products by improving their usability, employing a combination of established and novel research methods to model the user's process. My background in computer science, industrial design, and human-computer interaction allows me effectively communicate with multi-disciplinary teams, delivering actionable recommendations and data-driven solutions.


  • Started a new job with Google in the Madison office!