Matthew Garvin

UX Research, Design, Strategy



Doctoral Researcher (UX) and Instructor in Residence
University of Michigan School of Information
Generative Justice Lab
SI 622: Need Assessment and Usability Evaluation
2021 – 2023

Innovation Design Researcher Intern
NASA Langley Research Center
Convergent Aeronautics Solutions

Human Factors Engineer (UI Architect) Intern
NASA Johnson Space Center
Exploration Medical Capability

UX Researcher Intern
Tyler Technologies
Public Safety

User Research Analyst
University of Michigan School of Information
Social Innovations Group

UX Consultant
University of Michigan School of Information
Interwalla, CLAWS, BLiSS, infORMed design
2019 – 2021

Freelance UX Designer
2017 – 2021

Web Development Specialist


Ph.D. (abd) Information
University of Michigan School of Information
GPA: 4.0

MSI UX Research, Design, Strategy
University of Michigan School of Information
GPA: 3.97

BA Anthropology
Wayne State University
GPA: 3.43


Chapter Lead
Interaction Design Foundation
2020 – 2021

World Information Architecture Day

President Anthropology Learning Community
Wayne State University
2013 – 2014

Peer Mentor
Wayne State University
2013 – 2014


Ron Eglash, Lionel Robert, Audrey Bennett, Kwame Robinson, Matthew Garvin, Deborah Hammond-Sowah (2022) “Navigating the open/closed spectrum: the need for layered access in platforms for generative justice,” 72nd Annual ICA Conference

NASA SSERVI XHab ’20 – “NASA Platform for Autonomous Systems (NPAS) AR/VR System”

NASA MGSC ’20 – “Understanding the Emerging Role of HCI in Human Space Exploration.”


Garvin, M., Eglash, R., Robinson, K., Robert, L., Guzdial, M., Bennett, A. (2023). Counter-hegemonic AI: the role of artisanal identity in the design of automation for a liberated economy. In press.

Dillahunt, T. R., Garvin, M., Held, M., & Hui, J. (2021). Implications for Supporting Marginalized Job Seekers: Lessons from Employment Centers. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 5(CSCW2), 1-24.

Matthew Garvin. 2021. Close encounters of the HCI kind: An ethnography of human-centered approaches in space technology School of Information Master’s Thesis Option, 32 pages. Advisors: Kentaro Toyama, Nilton Rennó,

Tara Vega, Matthew Garvin, Parker Kurlander, Owen Marr, Chad Cerutti, et al., 2020. BLiSS VUI: Bioastronautics and Life Support Systems Voice User Interface NASA X-HAB Moon to Mars Academic Innovation Challenge, 57 pages.

Matthew Garvin, Riley Schnee, Emily Rassel, et al., 2020. ATLAS: AR Toolkit for Lunar Astronauts and Scientists NASA SUITS Challenge, 36 pages.