Articles by Catherine Courage

Catherine Courage is VP of Product Design at Citrix Systems. In this role she manages a world-class user experience team. Her team is responsible for delivering exceptional user interface designs, providing user experience thought leadership, and driving user interface standardization across all product lines. Prior to joining Citrix, she was the Director of User Experience (UX) at, which she joined in 2004 as the founding member of the UX team. At, she managed a team of UX professionals and contributed to the rollout of agile development, accessibility compliance, and other critical user experience initiatives. Catherine also worked at Oracle as a Principal Usability Engineer and manager of the Customer Design Partners Program. She co-authored the book Understanding Your Users and is an active member in the Human-Computer Interaction community. She holds a Masters of Applied Sciences specializing in Human Factors from the University of Toronto.

From 0 to 365: My First Year as a Design Executive

As I think about my career in User Experience and Design, much of it has unfolded in an organic way rather than following a detailed career plan. I have always kept my eyes open for the next engaging and interesting career opportunity that would offer a challenge and something new, but never had a prescribed […] [Read More]