Ovo Studios Staff

The Partners at Ovo Studios are usability practitioners with industry experience in managing usability teams, managing usability lab facilities, and delivering the broad range of user-centered design services that product development teams have come to expect from Usability Professionals. We are members and patrons of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) where we serve as officers, present papers, lead UPA-sponsored research efforts, guest-edit the UX magazine, and sponsor conferences. 

In , Ovo Studios, LLC celebrates our th year of delivering usability lab solutions and tools to the usability community. We look forward to applying our real-world experience to designing a lab that meets the needs of your usability team.

Scott Butler

Scott Butler

Scott has been in the usability field since 1990 and has a Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park. He was a founding member, Secretary (2004), and webmaster for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the UPA. At the 1998 ACM SIG CHI conference in Los Angeles, Scott was a co-panelist with Jacob Nielsen and Ben Shneiderman, discussing whether the web was fundamentally different than any other product to which we had applied UCD methodologies; a synopsis of his position is posted at useit.com.

Scott has applied user-centered methods to a wide variety of products, including:

Rich Gunther

Rich Gunther

Rich holds a Bachelor's Degree in Cognitive Psychology and a Master's Degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and has been in the usability field since 1998. He is the former President and Board Member of the User Experience Professionals Association, International. Rich frequently speaks and teaches User Experience methodologies and strategy, and is published in the areas of Enterprise UX and Managing UX Teams.

Rich has done UX design and research in almost every vertical and product domain:

Keith Lutz Keith Lutz

Keith holds a Master's Degree in Information Technology and Management from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His professional certifications include being a Kramer Electronics Certified Digitalist and being certified to install and support K-Touch systems.

Keith has worked with small, medium and large companies on market development, project implementation and web and e-commerce activities. His experience has been applied to: