Many of the projects on which I've worked I've been the one making schedules, enforcing deadlines, encouraging team members, and making the game plan.
HMI Interaction Designer
I manage the interaction design relationship between General Motors and one of its suppliers. Responsibilities include defining and documenting requirements and presenting to software and other development teams, facilitating weekly meetings, verifying Form & Behavior Specification (F&BS) releases, representing the interaction design progress/process at various internal meetings, and championing new features and best practices throughout the organization.
Current public projects include the 2014+ Corvette Stingray, for which my work contributed to the winning of the 2014 Wards Auto Best Interiors Award. I also work on the 2014+ Buick Regal and Lacrosse and 2014+ Yukon & Sierra Denali instrument clusters, the latter also winning the Wards Auto Best Interiors Award.
At Belkin in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During my three and a half month experience mainly working in Belkin's networking products division, I assumed a number of roles including: Product Marketing Manager, User Experience Designer, User Experience Researcher, and Project Manager. I was the point of contact between the Los Angeles and Amsterdam offices for the marketing needs of an upcoming product and was responsible for ensuring the timely European launch. Additionally, I worked closely with both the branding and graphic design teams to product effective, multi-lingual packaging and coordinated a German market research project with an outside firm.
This project seeks to develop a prototype an urban orientation and contextual information system, which utilizes an Internet-connected mobile device, a social online database, and Bluetooth beacons positioned around a city. The idea is to provide relevant information to a user as they approach a location equipped with a "Talking Point." My roles in this project are user experience designer and project manager.
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The goal of this project was to research, design, development, manufacture, and market a portable sanitation solution for use in distaster relief areas. I was responsible for establishing a vision and direction for the project, creating and mandating timelines, supporting team processes and facilitating team meetings, and solving developmental roadblocks.