Hello! I am a product designer based in New York City with more than 12 years of experience building hardware and software products for high-growth technology, e-commerce, and subscription-based companies.

I currently work at Wink leading a team creating a suite of consumer hardware and software products for smart, connected homes. I completed my undergraduate degree at Stanford University and my graduate degree at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. From Seattle to Paris, Silicon Valley to Brooklyn, and Afghanistan in between, I’ve lived in a variety of places.

I’ve had the opportunity to work for a wide array of public and private sector organizations, including Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Apple, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and the United Nations. I’ve also worked as a product design consultant for clients such as Con Edison and WNYC New York Public Radio, and for several technology startups.

If you’d like to get in touch, contact me at suzkirkpatrick at gmail dot com.


Yamove! A Case Study of ‘In the Wild’ Design
ACM Trans. Computer Human Interaction (TOCHI 2013)
Authors: Isbister, K., Kirkpatrick, S., Márquez Segura, E., Chen, X., Salahuddin, S., Cao, G., and Tang, R.
Author Keywords: Social game play, social dance, movement-based interaction, indie game development.
General Terms: Design.

Empowerment Through Movement: Using ‘Power Poses’ to Improve the Learning Experience
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human-Factors in Computing Systems (2013)
Authors: Isbister, K., Kirkpatrick, S., Karlesky, M., and Frye J.
Author Keywords: Movement-based games, whole body interaction, games for learning, affective computing, Kinect.
General Terms: Human Factors; Design.

City of New York’s Digital Roadmap
The City of New York, Mayor’s Digital Office, New York (2011)
Authors: Sterne, R. and Kirkpatrick, S.
The NYC Digital Roadmap outlines a path to build on New York City’s successes and establish it as the world’s top-ranked Digital City, based on indices of Internet Access, Open Government, Citizen Engagement, and Digital Industry growth.

Removing Barriers to Trust in Distributed Teams: Understanding Cultural Differences and Strengthening Social Ties
Proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (IWIC’09). Stanford, CA (2009)
Authors: Mikawa, S., Cunnington, S., and Gaskins, S.
Author Keywords: Distributed development, trust, remote teams, cross-site collaboration, culture, social ties.
General Terms: Human Factors.

Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction: Observations and Recommendations from the Field
Strong Angel III, San Diego, CA (2006)
Authors: The Strong Angel Executive Committee
Overview and recommendations for Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) operations with non-military partners, per Department of Defense Directive 3000.05.