Marta Walkuska - DePaul University

advertisement
MARTA WALKUSKA
600 S. Dearborn #1208, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 213-2037, [email protected]
Objective: User Interface Designer, Information Architect, or Usability Specialist.
Education:
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 Allergan.com, 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
Skills:
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
Languages:
Polish (native), English (fluent), German (conversational), Spanish, Italian, Russian (basic)
Activities:
Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Honor Society), 2005
Member of ACM CHI-Squared, 2004
Member of Toastmasters (Public Speaking Organization), 2001
Download