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Mark Notess


User Experience Lead, Cognizant

Location: Knoxville, TN, USA


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Mark Notess is a technologist specializing in project and product management, user experience, and online learning. He helps technology-based products meet user needs, spoken or unspoken. He holds a Ph.D. in educational technology, with masters degrees in both education and computer science.

Mark served as a Scrum Master and a Scrum Product Owner on multi-insitutional open source software projects while at Indiana University. Currently he works in a UX Lead role for Cognizant as an IT consultant. In his present assignment he is a Scrum team member on an internal software project at Scripps Networks. He presented on UX and Scrum product ownership at the 2014 Agile Indy conference.

Specialties: User experience design, research, and evaluation; Agile product management; workplace ethnography; contextual design; usability; e-learning; learning management systems, digital media repository design and development.

Work experience

Cognizant, UX Lead
June 2015 - Present, Knoxville, TN, United States
Working for Cognizant as a UX consultant at Scripps Networks Interactive.

Indiana University, Project manager
October 2001 - May 2015, Bloomington, Indiana, US
Functioned as Scrum Product Owner on the Avalon Media System project, and open source collaboration between Indiana University and Northwestern University.


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