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Work experience

20002009

User Interaction Designer for intranet

Planned intranet portal design roadmap; managed intranet web standards. Performed research, analysis and user interaction design on intranet websites and applications. Conducted heuristic evaluations and consulted to intranet site owners.

  • Proposed and drove $2M dollar intranet re-design project. Developed new taxonomy and improved template layouts; increased task success and satisfaction rates. Resulted in 23% ROI over 3 years.
  • Designed IT Support self-help web-site for employees. Performed target audience research, created annotated wireframes and specifications, and developed prototypes for usability testing and presentation to stakeholders. Met target of reducing support case load 62% in first month of implementation; resulted in significant cost savings.
  • Spearheaded an Expert Review Service; evaluated usability of websites and recommended improvements. Taught content providers how to employ user-centered design techniques; resulted in increased end-user success and satisfaction rates on key employee service websites.
  • 3 times assigned to at-risk projects nearing deadlines; turned each around successfully; recognized by management and peers; rewarded accordingly.
Jul 2008Oct 2008

User Interaction Designer for hp.com

Performed analysis and design for Enterprise Software content on hp.com. On loan to Research & Analytics team to work on hp.com modernization project, for release in late 2009.

  • Analyzed competitor sites, industry best practices, and incorporated ideas into wireframes; streamlined registration and download task flows; targeted to increase success rates significantly.
  • Situation: Text-heavy product and purchasing pages did not have highly visible calls to action. Researched and analyzed consumer cart-to-checkout best practices. Designed new layouts, task flows and copy, expected to increase sales.
  • Identified opportunities to update hp.com design and increase customer engagement. Built annotated wireframes showcasing how specific best-in-class concepts and Web 2.0 capabilities can innovate and improve hp.com.
19942000

Business Analyst, Human Resources Information Technology

Performed QA testing, wrote documentation, trained HR teams on use of HR IT systems. Created and maintained services website for customers of HR IT. Introduced user-centered design practices to department and initiated related processes.

  • Planned and conducted testing, training and roll-out for 5 HR system releases; prepared 1000+ HR professionals and two support teams.
  • Wrote communications, training materials, online help and job aides; conducted 35+ face-to-face training sessions, earned satisfaction scores of 4.3 on 1-5 scale.
  • Instrumental in implementation of HP's intranet portal; taught 50+ content providers to use new templates.
  • Increased internal customer productivity and lowered related support costs by developing usability test plans and scripts, conducting usability tests, and recommending strategy for implementing improvements.

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Technical Skills

  • Experienced with technologies used to manage 150K-user intranet; tools used included portal personalization software, search, content management systems, web usage metrics, survey tools, accessibility tools and standards.
  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Visio, RoboHelp, SnagIt and Microsoft Office suite including MS Project and SharePoint.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Documentum, SiteCatalyst, WebTrends, InFocus, and JavaScript.

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Summary of Qualifications

  • Earned reputation for creating simple and appealing websites and web applications.
  • 8+ years experience in user-centered design processes, spanning user research, ideation, and interaction design through prototyping, production and usability testing.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills; strong grasp of technical subjects.

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