Taking a human-centered approach to addressing government and civic challenges through design, technology, and community building.
Harlan Weber is a UX designer and researcher, serving as a Commonwealth Innovation Fellow at MassIT, the IT services agency at the Commonwealth of MA. As part of the inaugural class of Fellows, he leads design efforts for several new applications, and works with government agencies to build and understanding of, and appreciation for, human-centered design in the creation of government services. Harlan is also the founder and organizer of Code for Boston, Boston's Code for America Brigade: a volunteer group of developers and designers working with local governments and communities to build civic apps, open public data, and leverage technology for use in the public sphere. Code for Boston is one of the largest and most active groups in the nation-wide Brigade network, having launched 10 volunteer-built civic apps, attracting 1800+ Meetup members, and holding weekly civic tech hack nights averaging 45 attendees. Previously, Harlan has worked as a UX specialist at OnForce, Intuit's Innovation Lab, and several local design firms. Harlan holds a Master's of Design from Carnegie Mellon, and a BA in English from SUNY Albany.