If it relates to user experience design, Carol can do it, and do it rapidly and with exceptional quality. She has a commanding understanding of all aspects of user experience design theory, principles, standards, and best practices, and knows how to apply them to create usable, elegant, and innovative design solutions. She is facile in CSS, HTML, SharePoint, and other front-end technologies, as well as with emerging interaction and user interface strategies like gestural interfaces and responsive design. In design competitions, Carol's team always wins, due in large part to her innovative ideas, technical skills, and teaming abilities.
A tireless user advocate, Carol knows how to defend her design decisions with fact-based research and accepted design standards. She is generous with her deep UX knowledge, mentoring junior staff, providing valuable design feedback to her colleagues, and documenting best practices and design patterns in internal wikis and blogs that she creates and maintains. In short, Carol makes any UX team better, smarter, and more effective.
My last two projects, done for Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Office of Research — Information Technology, have been with Agile teams doing Java development. This means I can add Agile and Eclipse (the Java programming environment) to my skill set as well as two new UI component suites: PrimeFaces and Google Web Tools (GWT). I'm now working with the Java code in the Eclipse IDE to implement my designs. I've taken the GWT tutorial and am learning Java.
I like to spend time learning and brushing up my skills.
On my to-do list are:
I have many front-end developer skills (HTML, CSS, layout, branding) and can read and tweak code. Although I'm not a developer, I've used the Visual Studio and Eclipse development environments and can pseudocode (write informal high-level descriptions how a program should be coded).
July 2013-November 2014
October 2012–June 2013
September 2001–June 2012
September 1994–September 2001