I am an interaction designer graduated in Industrial Design (Universidade Estácio de Sá, 2005) and post graduated in Ergonomics, Usability and Human-computer Interaction (PUC-Rio, 2006).
I am currently working at Petrobras Research Center. It is a job that I can stress out my business understanding skills. Being of science nature, the majority of the projects that I work on require a keen eye on understanding the users needs in each application.
I work on several projects ranging from Reservoir Modeling softwares to Oil Refinery Simulators. Each project is developed by a small team of 4 to 5 people running under SCRUM methodology. It is quite a challenge to deliver the stories to each team and keep the engine running.
At Petrobras, I have the following attributions:
- Understanding the business and users goals
- Gathering and inputting requirements for the team
- Information architecture
- Wireframing in various fidelity levels, from quick rough sketches during meetings to highly detailed prototypes to be validated and serve the development team.
- User interface design
- HTML and CSS coding from scratch or using a framework like Twitter Bootstrap depending on the project’s needs. HTML5 Boilerplate is a must. These skills include clean and semantic markup, CSS modularization and optimization, responsive design, CSS animations and LESS.
- jQuery. In this case I search for plugins on the web and apply what suits me best to illustrate how I want something to work.
- Usability evaluation: at Petrobras, the projects usually don’t have a defined time frame for this valuable activity but, in one specific project, the design scope is all about user interface evaluation that generates reports to the development team in Canada.
Prior to Petrobras, I was a web designer at TeleListas.net in which I worked a lot on wireframing, designing the user interface and documenting the company’s mobile app that was developed in Singapore. I also had the opportunity to do several illustrations that were broadly adopted by the company.
Previously I spent the time on my own web design firm where I had the opportunity to sharpen my skills, studying Human-computer interaction and web standards. I had to deliver a great experience for my clients in many aspects I could.