Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Profile

Anne Connell

Interaction Designer

Key Responsibilities

Systems Requirements Gathering, User Research, Application Design, Usability and Interface Continuity Standards Development, Framework Methodology

Professional Background

Building on her 10 years of information systems and human and computer interaction design experience, Anne has made a significant impact in certifying the already remarkable reputation the SEI and the DIID enjoys among the federal law enforcement community.

In addition to gathering requirements for projects for multiple agencies, Anne’s focus is to build methodologies, design applications and define frameworks for expert systems that are suited to the needs of SEI law enforcement sponsors. Anne has also strived to improve DIID’s information architecture and consistency across applications by applying continuity across usability and interface design standards including mobile environments.

Anne has also made a concerted effort to improve her technical, supervisory, and project management skills. In addition to a SANS course on cyber forensics analysis, which resulted in her certification by SANS in cyber forensics (GIAC GCFE), Anne also attended an Auditing Perimeters, Network and Systems course. She has improved his skill set in areas such as auditing networks, perl scripting, and building interfaces for mobile environments.
Anne’s extensive background in the field of information systems and usability has been instrumental in mentoring other DIID team members how to best apply their technical and programming skills to support the law enforcement mission and create applications that are built by a solid software development life cycle process. She has also helped to define this process, particularly in the areas of information architecture best practices for groups outside of the DIID.



  • Forensics Examiner, SANS
  • ACE Illustrator, Adobe

Professional Memberships

  • Adobe Partners By Design
  • AIGA