My approach is informed by studies in Cognitive Science (BSc), Human Computer Interaction (MSc with Distinction) and training in Digital Product Management and certification in Agile Project Management.
I have led product teams, planned and executed anything from initial discovery work, to end-to-end design projects, managed and mentored new hires, more junior designers and user researchers, as well as coordinated product management, MVP definition and management of delivery and agile development.
Innovation is all about the detection of problems worth solving. I have led user researchers and also conducted user research myself using techniques such as semi-structured interviews, contextual inquiry, focus groups and participatory workshops, in order to help a project team to empathize with end users and other stakeholders.
🎉 Design Thinking
Complex problems are best solved as a team. I have led interdisciplinary teams through participatory co-creation and design thinking session, design sprints and concept tests. Over the past years, I have been facilitating design thinking for AI innovation with interdisciplinary teams of designers, data scientists and developers.
Following a low-fidelity conceptual exploration, conceptual work on information architecture, object-oriented user experience and ultimately more detailed work on wireframes and interactive prototypes helps define and test designs further. I have worked with various design systems, detailed interaction design using tools such as Axure, Figma, Sketch etc, and detailed accessibility and usability evaluation.
📋 Requirements Engineering
In order to organise continuous design, agile software development and data science research spikes, requirements and work packages might be structured in epics and user stories. I have defined and prioritised requirements according to user needs and business goals
Balancing design exploration and agile delivery is always a challenge. I have defined backlogs and their prioritisation, supported development with detailed handover documentation and supervised full stack developers in order to assure rapid delivery to spec.