Max McCarthy

I’m a software designer and developer who thinks we deserve better from our computers. I strive to build systems that respect human attention and agency, and that make computing more useable for everybody.

I currently work at Apple, helping to assess the potential of novel input technologies and interaction models. I come up with ideas for new user interfaces and develop interactive prototypes to try them out. Throughout the design process, I evaluate my work against high standards for ease of use, logical consistency, and accessibility.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2016, with a Bachelor of Arts in cognitive science and a Bachelor of Applied Science in computer and information science. At Penn, I served as head teaching assistant for CIS 120, a rigorous introduction to functional programming and program design. I also helped found Hack4Impact, a student group and 501⁠(c)⁠(3) that designs and builds software for nonprofit organizations.

You can get in touch with me by email or on Twitter, Cohost, or Mastodon. If you’d like, you can also download a copy of my résumé, or check out some of my software projects on GitHub.