profile

John Carr

User Interface Designer

Atlanta, 30345, USA

Skills

Design

Prototyping

Task Analysis

About

User Interface Designer with demonstrated accomplishments in the user experience field, including user interface design, usability testing, graphic design and technical writing. Technical knowledge of Windows and web-based applications balanced with an eye for aesthetics. Creative and hardworking team-player who is detail-oriented and produces quality work.

Education

Georgia Tech

Industrial Design , Industrial Design

June 1987 - June 1987

McEachern High School

June 1983 - June 1983

Experience

Lead User Interface Designer

ADP , Atlanta, GA

October 2005 - January 2012

Create user experience deliverables for a browser-based HR/Benefits software product, meeting tight release milestones. • Partner with business analysts doing user research to gather feedback and identify users’ needs. • Conduct interviews to understand how users work and to develop personae. • Create process flow charts and use case diagrams to determine all possible issues from the user’s point-of-view—before design and development begins. • Complete detailed design specifications with annotated sketches, describing the behavior of the feature, as well as the design of the HTML and CSS. • Build wireframes and prototypes in different media, from paper prototyping and basic “slideshows” to high-fidelity HTML and JavaScript. • Participate in developing usability test plans and conduct usability tests. Collaborate with Development and QA to analyze the usability feedback and determine where changes should be made.

Design
Prototyping
User Testing
Senior User Interface Designer

IBM - Lotus Software Group , Atlanta

November 1996 - July 2005

Designed a variety of features and applications on Windows and browser-based platforms. • Designed features and created specifications for several web-based personal information management and enterprise portal applications resulting in a streamlined appearance and a simplified, user-focused architecture. • Designed the interface for the initial release of Lotus Sametime Mobile, an instant messaging application for mobile devices, meeting tight product milestones. • Created feature specifications for Lotus Word Pro word processor for the Windows, UNIX and OS/2 platforms.

Design
Prototyping
User Testing
Online Information Designer

IBM - Lotus Software Group , Atlanta

January 1991 - October 1996

Collaborated with technical writers throughout Lotus in the design and creation of a cohesive online help architecture for all Lotus products. Coordinated the transfer of Word Pro documentation to Lotus International for translation. Developed Writer’s Guide that enabled new writers to be productive quicker.

Managing Help Files
Writing Help Topics

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

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