Get to Know the Avalon Team: Cynthia Ramlo


In our series Get to Know the Avalon Team, we're providing a closer look at the individuals who are working each day to develop the Avalon Media System.

Cynthia Ramlo

Cynthia is the Lead User Experience Designer for the Avalon Media Project. Prior to joining the Avalon team she was the Lead Designer for the Lakota Language Project, a joint project with the Indiana University American Indian Studies Research Institute and the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.


Can you talk a bit about your role in the project?

It is a tremendous opportunity for me to be involved in helping to shape the user experience for Avalon. I am most excited to work with our system’s users. From them we can gain a clearer idea of how to design a system that they will enjoy using.


What apps/software/gadgets can't you live without?

Pinterest is fun and easy to use. It is my favorite way to look for creative crafts.


I just started using Duolingo to learn Spanish, but have not been diligent about using it.


Last summer, I traveled to Alaska. It is a beautiful place to visit and I took a lot of photographs. This year I am determined to do something with my existing photographs beyond downloading them to my computer. I love Photoshop. It is without a doubt the software application that I would not want to live without and I hope that I will take the time to use it at home to work on my photography.


When you’re not working, what can you be found doing?

Late last year I joined an archery club and have enjoyed participating in this sport. Now, I am looking forward to better weather when we can practice outdoors. This summer I would like to compete in the state finals.