2018 Young Ones Portfolio Jury

Melanie Lantin

Vice President of User Experience & Design

NBC Entertainment Digital

New York

Melanie Lantin is currently the Vice President of User Experience & Design for NBC Entertainment Digital. It's a complicated title with a simple mission: She makes sure the interactions between our users and our digital products are usable and delightful by design. In a nutshell, She keeps it simple.

She leads a talented team of UX designers and together they work from a data-driven usability framework to design Award-Winning, highly functional and innovative multi-platform digital products.

Prior to joining NBC Universal, she led UX & Design for several divisions at Disney. Melanie also served as the Disney ABC Television Group (DATG) Design Council Leader, fostering innovation and creative collaboration across all design teams under the DATG portfolio.

Melanie's specialty is the intersection and influence of Psychology and UX Design, and she is a firm believer that cognitive science principles are at the core/foundation of how we design.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Irvine. In her past life, she was a dancer. In this life, she jumped out of a plane at 14000ft. Both were fun. She lives in Burbank with her husband, Hernani, and their two boys, Riley and Reagan.




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