Marta Walkuska - DePaul University

600 S. Dearborn #1208, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 213-2037, [email protected]
Objective: User Interface Designer, Information Architect, or Usability Specialist.
M.S. Human-Computer Interaction, March 2005
DePaul University, Chicago, IL; GPA: 3.85/4.0
Accelerated Certificate Program in Marketing, December 2001
University of California, Irvine-Extension, Irvine, CA
Bachelor of Science, European Studies, July 2001
Higher School of Banking, Poznan, Poland
Certificate Program in Business English, August 2000
University of California, Irvine-Extension, Irvine, CA
Research/ Related Work Experience:
DePaul University, Chicago, IL June 2005 – current
Usability Specialist
Analyze requirements in order to redesign the information architecture of the website
Built and usability tested low-fidelity prototypes
Based on usability testing results, built a hi-fidelity prototype of the website
Communicate designs to developers
Deaf Social Services Providers of the State of Illinois, September 2004-April 2005
Website design and development, Volunteer Project
Gathered and organized information for the new website
Built navigation structure with the use of the potential users
Usability testing, iterative design
Built a hi-fidelity prototype of the new site
DePaul University, Graphics and Animation Department, March- July 2004
Redesign of the existing site, Volunteer Project
Analyze the existing site, looking for potential usability problems
Organized the exiting information
Built navigation structure of the new site
Usability testing, iterative design
Built a prototype of the new site
Responsible for an appropriate “look and feel” of the new design
Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA, January-March 2002
Marketing Department, Marketing Research, Internship
Analyzed, offered recommendations for improved website usability
Worked with the CTI department on the development of a new website
Supported marketing research managers with data and analyses of competitor products
Investigated new product opportunities, analyzed promotional activities, and presented findings
Usability: User and task analysis, use case scenarios, personas, card sorting, low- and high-fidelity prototyping, experience
designing, conducting, and analyzing usability tests, contextual inquiry, contextual design, cognitive walkthrough, GOMS analysis,
heuristic evaluation, and think-aloud protocol
Design: Web, multimedia, print and handheld device design
Computer: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, and Fireworks MX; SmartForecasts,
Dataview Analyzer, SQL, SAS; Java, HTML, WML, and voice recognition programming using Visual Basic.NET and SAPI 5.1
Platforms: Windows and Macintosh
Polish (native), English (fluent), German (conversational), Spanish, Italian, Russian (basic)
Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Honor Society), 2005
Member of ACM CHI-Squared, 2004
Member of Toastmasters (Public Speaking Organization), 2001