Cyndi Wiley is the Digital Accessibility Coordinator for Iowa State University and former Associate Professor of Art & Design at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. She began her career in the late ’90s in St. Louis, Missouri, working as a graphic designer and creative director, running a business, and developing a deep love of cats. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from Iowa State University. She resides in Des Moines with her partner, two dogs and four cats.
She has vast experience teaching interactive media, game design and development, and graphic design (including user experience design, user interface design, web, motion and interaction design.) Her research areas are UX/UI, game design, serious games, intersectionality of art and design, and experiencing empathy with other humans.