About Us

Digital User Experience Design Since 1999

Interface Guru helps create successful digital products such as websites, apps, enterprise software, and touchscreens for a wide variety of clients in diverse industries. Founded by Cia Romano in 1999, Interface Guru’s user experience services are based on the Usable Times 5™ methodology, developed over thousands of usability tests. Paper prototyping and collaborative workshops are critical in our approach to user experience design.

If you don’t talk to your customers, how will you know how to talk to your customers?

– Will Evans

Digital Strategy and Business Consulting

Expert Guidance for Successful Digital Products

Digital strategy creates a successful path to great digital products. Interface Guru helps you make decisions, implement processes, and troubleshoot problems as you design or redesign websites, apps, enterprise software, and kiosks.

Digital strategy workshops

Kick off your digital design or redesign with Interface Guru’s digital strategy workshops. We take your team though a proven process. Prioritize digital project phases, define audience types, identify customer journeys, and define measurements of success. Usability testing and user interface design are the next steps.

Business consulting

Available as convenient retainer services or hourly consulting.

Usability Testing

Objective, quantifiable measurement of user experience

  • Includes user profiles, usability test design, usability test administration, and analysis of results (includes full picture-in-picture video)

User Interface Design

Intuitive user-centric structure for digital products

  • Information architecture
  • Responsive and adaptive user interface design
  • Task sequence design
  • Responsive email design

User Experience Training

Hands-on workshops tailored to specific team roles

  • User Experience and App Design (two days)
  • User Experience for Decision Makers (one day)
  • Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing (four days)
  • User Experience for Content Providers (two days)
  • User Experience for Developers (two days)
  • User Experience for Visual Design Teams (two days)
  • User Experience and Digital Advertising (one day)

All services are available in Spanish

Todos nuestros servicios son disponible en español.


UX Risk Analysis

A usability risk analysis with Usable Times 5TM score provides you in-depth insights to what a user is thinking / feeling while using your digital product.

Competitive Analysis

Identify your competitors and determine their strengths and weaknesses relative to those of your own digital products.

Digital Business Process Mapping

Process maps allow us to create new ways for a user to complete a task faster and more easily.

Analytics Evaluation

Analytics can give you insights to what your users are doing… or they can lie. Let us help you figure it out.

Meet The Team

Cia Romano
Founder & CEO

Cia Romano is a respected evangelist for end users of digital products such as the web, apps, software, and touchscreens. A hands-on user interface researcher, Cia developed the widely disseminated Usable Times 5™ criteria for ranking computer screen effectiveness a major factor in profitability for companies and organizations conducting business online.

Sean Fitzpatrick
Senior Consulting Partner

Sean Fitzpatrick is a pioneering Internet journalist, editor, and business strategy consultant specializing in usability. He got his start on the Internet in 1995 when he helped develop and launch StarNet (Arizona Daily Star), one of the first newspaper websites in the world.

Brian Peterson
Senior Usability Analyst
Kyle Kulakowski
Senior Usability Analyst
Lisa Walsh
Project Manager & Financial Analyst




Providing digital strategy, usability testing, and user interface design services to business, media, government, and sciences.

Put Interface Guru’s industry-agnostic, research-based methodology for usability and user experience to work for you.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your next digital project a success.

Interface Guru's industry-agnostic process has been applied to many types of organizations, from e-commerce and enterprise level software to science grants and B2B.

Digital Products

  • Websites
  • Smartphone and tablet apps
  • Touchscreen kiosks
  • Enterprise software
  • Digital libraries

Industries and Sectors We Serve

  • Publishing
  • Academic publishing
  • Healthcare
  • Associations and nonprofits
  • Destination marketing organizations (DMOs)
  • Universities
  • Utilities
  • Federal agencies
  • State and city governments
  • Technology companies
  • Scientific instrumentation
  • Museums and aquariums
  • Citizen science collaboration
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education


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Industry Accolades


Missed Meetings



Research-based criteria for designing and measuring user experience

How do users experience digital products? You might be surprised by the answer – they experience it in stages. Interface Guru’s Cia Romano developed the Usable Times 5™ methodology in 2001 after observing many people during one-on-one usability tests. The methodology can be applied to all digital interfaces, including websites, apps, touchscreens and enterprise software.

Usable Times 5™

  1. Orientation – Does the user know where he is?
  2. Permission – Is this what the user wanted to experience?
  3. Interactivity – Does the user understand what he can do?
  4. Relevance – Is the content meaningful to the user?
  5. Speed – How long does the user have to wait?

Did you know? Usable Times 5™ is based on the medical concept of Alert and Oriented x 4 (awake and oriented to person, place, time and date).

The six-step process

Years of experience led to Interface Guru’s six-step process, which ensures project goals are attainable within schedule and budget.


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