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Nicholas Tenhue

High achieving and outcome-driven leader with a comprehensive skill set spanning research, design, planning, and implementation of cross-platform products. Nicholas is currently a UX Director at Orion Health.

Nicholas is also founder of The UX Blog and host of The UX Blog Podcast.

[email protected]
+64 21 729 158
Auckland, New Zealand


A proven track record of meeting business goals through implementing UX and product strategies at Fortune 500 companies and startups across the globe. Democratic manager and team player with a passion for novel technologies, complex problem solving, and developing frameworks/models in user experience.

I am a firm believer in the need for user research and user-centered design before, during, and after development. A thorough understanding of experimental design drives my data-driven decision-making process. I use a breadth of quantitative methods to answer the “what” and a depth of qualitative methods to answer the “why.” I am a facilitator of communication between cross-functional teams of designers, engineers, and project managers. I create value through calculated strategy, planning, and execution of product development. I bridge the gap between business and UX, combining user experience strategy with innovation to meet business goals.


UX Director - New Zealand

UX Director (June 2017 - Present)

User Experience (UX) Manager (September 2016 - May 2017)

Nicholas leads a team across the APAC region tackling problems and building solutions in precision medicine, data integration/management, patient/clinical portals, clinical workflow management and business intelligence solutions.

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User Experience & Product Strategy at Genospace - USA

Nicholas analyzed the needs and pain points within the healthcare industry to find product/market fit. He brought innovation and value to the Genospace platform, a portfolio of products that improve patient outcomes by giving users instant access to analytics and data insights, serving oncologists, pathologists, data scientists, caregivers, and patients in the world of precision medicine. Nicholas also ran a full-scale corporate rebranding initiative, leading to better brand recognition, visibility, and awareness.


VP, Creative at Capy Inc. - Japan

Nicholas developed B2B security products that serve some of the biggest gaming and credit card giants in Japan. He also became a Microsoft Ventures Alumnus and pitched to investors at the MSV Demo Day in Tel Aviv, Israel for Series B funding.


Data Visualization & Design at Intel - UK

Nicholas was part of the Intel Health and Life Sciences - UK Innovation Team based in Imperial College London where he used data visualization and design to create complex data systems in the fields of genetics, robotic surgery, bio-banking, and EMR integration. Authored Intel White Paper 'Enhancing Medical Decision-Making Through Visualization'.


Co-founder & UX/UI Lead at RunTroll - Sweden

In 2013 Nicholas co-founded RunTroll, a multiplayer running app that matches people from around the world in marathon style distributed running events. Recipient of UCL Entrepreneurs VC Fund.


User Researcher (contract) at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe - UK

Nicholas ran usability testing & observation sessions at SCEE for next-generation games studies on titles such as Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) & DriveClub (PS4).



Stanford University, 2015 - 2016

Professional Certificate, Genetics and Genomics

University College London, 2014 - 2014

Master of Science (MSc), ICT Innovation

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2012 - 2013

Master of Science (MSc), ICT Innovation

University of Portsmouth, 2007-2010

Bachelor's Degree, Computer Games Technology, First Class Honours (1st)


Nicholas is a true User Experience and Product Strategy professional/expert. His perspective and guidance in this realm is always supported with research outcomes that support the vision. Also, he was able to build a well respected team from the ground up. He knew what needed to be done and how to execute.

Neil Kelly, Account Manager, Pharma, AssistRx Inc.

Nicholas and I worked together on innovative front-end cybersecurity solutions for some of the biggest tech giants in Japan. His design and presentations skills allowed us to successfully complete the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Program where he pitched to a crowd of ~200 investors and media outlets.

Koki Shimada, Co-Founder & CTO at Capy Inc.
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Learn more about Nicholas

Creativity and innovation come hand in hand. Find out how Nicholas bridges the gap between business and UX.

Visit Nicholas Tenhue's Website