I've been working as an Interaction Designer at SAP Labs Canada for over 11 years now (since 2005). The product that I'm currently working on is SAP Analytics Cloud. I've been working in the field of User Experience for over 13 years now and it has become more and more interesting every year.
My background includes Mechanical Engineering studies and a degree in Architectural Design. I stumbled upon User Experience when I was selected for an internship at Corel Corporation. Since then, I have worked to improve the usability and interaction design of a number of diverse products and features.
I have experience working with global teams and have had the opportunity to work at SAP's Paris office for 2 years. I have collaborated remotely with colleagues in Shanghai, India, Israel, Germany, UK, France and the US, so I'm familiar and at ease in these situations.
I work closely with internal stakeholders to gather business and technical requirements. I also work with developers and engineers to learn the strengths and constraints of the technology we use.
I enjoy planning, moderating and synthesizing research activities (i.e. Design Thinking, guerilla Usability Testing, etc.), selecting the most applicable activity that will give us the best insight into our end users' needs and pain-points. The part I love the most is bringing all of these data points together to produce a design that we can continue to validate and improve over time.
My strengths in UX design include:
- facilitating brainstorming and requirements-gathering sessions with stakeholders,
- drafting initial sketches and taskflows,
- moderating design validation activities with users,
- producing deliverables from wireframes to high-fidelity pixel-perfect specs.
- I have very strong empathy and highly developed interpersonal skills.
My plans for the future include mentoring designers, working on mobile apps, and continuing to develop my skills in this continuously-changing field of design.
I cling to the belief that designers don't have all the answers. My process is highly dependent on communication and collaboration and I prefer to work in a highly-collaborative and open team environment. It's also more enjoyable.
TRUST + TRANSPARENCY + collaboration
If you would like to collaborate or just chat, send me a note.
This is where I currently UX:
Beautiful Vancouver, BC