Danny Aldo

  • Chennai
Danny Aldo

Interest

Composing music

Swimming

Table tennis

Summary

A Certified Usability Analyst having 7 years of experience in Usability and User Experience. Have worked for a wide range of domains in consultancy including Retail, Manufacturing and Finance, on various projects delivering high quality of User Centered Designs rendering rich User Experience.

Currently playing a role of a Sr. Human Factors Specialist responsible for Usability Analysis, Information Architecture, Conceptualizing and Visualizing the User Centered Design and performing Usability Testing.

Played critical role in team formation and establishing the Usability Practice in Wipro Technologies. Have experience in leading the User Experience team, responsible for resource management, team mentoring and responding to request for quotes and proposals.

Adaptability and flexibility to push boundaries while working with visual designers and software engineers, substantiated with my strong visual design back ground and technical know-how in a Software Development Life Cycle.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - Mar 2008

Sr. Human Factors Specialist

Human Factors International

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with the Client and stakeholders to gather the requirements
  • Conduct Interviews with the Users to study their mental model
  • Implement the User Centered Design Process
  • Coordinating with the stake holders and team members and develop the following artifacts:

·Data Gathering and Data Analysis

·Usability and UI Specification Document

·User Profile / Persona Creation

·Synchronizing the Use cases and Scenarios

·Developing the Information Architecture

·Depicting Process Flows &Wireframes

·Defining the UI “Comps / screen layout”

·Coordinating with the visual design team

·Coordinating with the coding team for HTML prototype conversion

·Conduct walkthroughs, usability testing sessions.

Projects

Client: GlaxoSmithKline Project: Heuristic Evaluation

Evaluated various GSK’s websites on its Usability and Persuasive, Emotion and Trust (PET) heuristics. In addition, the same evaluation was conducted on GSK’s competitors’ sites to understand the gap between GSK and its competitors in the webspace.

Client: Deltek Project: Costpoint - industry-leading ERP software solution

Redesigned the Information Architect and the User Interface Structure of this application while migrating from a thick client to thin client.

Client: WellCare (Onsite - USA) Project: Corporate Website and application Redesign

Redesigned the website and allied application following the User Centered Designed process to a Web 2.0 version. Played active role in the Stake holders meetings, User Interface Structure and Usability Testing

Client: Iowa Foundation for Medical Care Project: QualityNet Redesign

Documented an expert review for IFMC’s key support on the infrastructure and data collection tools for Quality report cards.

Client: Citibank HongKong Project: ETP – Enhanced Trading Platform

Documented an expert review on the Usability of the Enhanced Trading Platform.

Developed wireframe designs for on the UIS of the same application.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2006

Creative Lead / Usability Analyst

Wipro Technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with the Client and stakeholders to gather the requirements
  • Conduct Interviews with the Users to study their mental model
  • Analyze the project requirements and challenges
  • Estimate the Effort required for the completion of projects
  • Propose UCD solutions based on the requirement analysis
  • Define the standards and guidelines specific to the projects
  • Implement the Usability process
  • Define the technical scope of the project (Brower Neutrality, Screen resolution compatibility)
  • Coordinating with the stake holders and team members and develop the following artifacts:

·Data Gathering and Data Analysis

·Usability and UI Specification Document

·User Profile / Persona Creation

·Synchronizing the Use cases and Scenarios

·Defining the UI “Comps / screen layout”

·Defining the style guides / CSS

·Developing the Information Architecture

·Content Maps, Process Flows &Wireframes

·Translating the wireframes into HTML prototype

·Conduct walkthroughs, usability testing sessions and coordinate UAT/ signoff

·Provide support for the development team

Projects

Client: Johnson & Johnson (Onsite - USA) Project: Strategic Web Solutions

Web applications and Web Sites maintained by IT Management group of Johnson & Johnson.

Client: McGraw-Hill

Project: Platts

A customized report, chart and graph generating BO tool.

Client: Motorola (Onsite - Singapore)

Project: ITC Process Automation

An application to automate the current manual process in procurements.

Client: Pepsi

Project: FAST

An application to track the services of Pepsi's Fountain Assets.

Client: Pepsi

Project: POLR

A B2B application used to help Pepsi sell their promotional items to the bottlers.

Client: GlaxoSmithKline

Project: BA RS

Intranet Site developed for Business Analyst community.

Client: HEB

Project: Gift Registry

A Kiosk application used in the supermarkets for gift registry and party planning.

Feb 2003 - Sep 2004

Multimedia & UI Designer

COMODO

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with the Client and stakeholders to gather the requirements.
  • Data gathering and Data Analysis
  • Conceptualize and visualize the Portal layout
  • Provide wireframes for the approved layout and complete navigation flow.
  • Review the layout with clients and incorporate review comments in the website layout.
  • Optimize imagery of the layout for website creation
  • Convert wireframes into HTML format

Projects

Client: BV Software LLC

Project: BV Software

An e-commerce solution for small businesses. http://www.bvsoftware.com

Client: Comodo Security Solutions

Project: Perfect SSL

Website for Perfect SSL-a SSL certification authority http://www.perfectssl.com

Client: Comodo Security Solutions

Project: Instant SSL

Website for Instant SSL-a SSL certification authority http://www.instantssl.com

Dec 2001 - Feb 2003

Graphic and Web Designer

Clasticon

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and visualize the static pages in the website
  • Conceptualize and visualize the application flow
  • Create storyboard for the Website
  • Editing audio and video clips for Animation
  • Modeling the props
  • Mapping texture to the models
  • Animating the models
  • Rendering on 3d tools
  • Convert Wireframes into HTML format
  • 3D modeling
  • Converting the rendered file to vector by tracing them in Flash

Projects

Client: Aambrosia

Project: Aambrosia

A web application for the party planning kits sellers named "Aambrosia" http://www.aambrosia.com

Client: Excel

Project: Excel Interactive Presentation

An Interactive Presentation for Excel created in Flash

Client: University of Bergen Sis, Holland

Project: E – Journal

An E-learning website for the students of seismic studies, University of Bergen Sis, Holland.

Client: Gislen Software

Project: Interactive Presentation for Promega Suite

An interactive presentation as a product Prototype

Client: S.S. Premier

Project: Corporate Website

Corporate web site for S.S. Premier http://www.sspremier.net

Client: Iconma

Project: Corporate Website

A corporate website for Iconma based in U.S.A http://www.iconma.com

Education

Education

MBA

Annamalai University
Jun 1998 - Apr 2001

B.Com

Loyola College

Skills

Skills

GUI, Print & Web Publishing

  Tools Usage: Microsoft Visio Adobe PhotoShop Adobe Illustrator

Web Publishing

Tools Usage: Macromedia Dreamweaver Macromedia Flash Macromedia Fireworks

Certifications

Certifications

• Power Consulting - for effective Client Interaction

Wipro Technologies

Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)

Human Factors International Inc