Ubirajara LUCENA
UX researcher / UX designer / Ergonomist

With a background in cognitive ergonomics and product design, I have been working in the field of user experience for over 18 years.

User‑centred design and human factors are the fundamentals of my work, and I am driven by the desire of improving people's lives by delivering qualitative experiences on the products and services they use.

One of the things that I particularly enjoy about my job is taking into account the specific constraints of a project, and assisting the implementation of concrete solutions, from start to finish.

I have experience with all stages of the software development lifecycle, from the preliminary research until product release: UX research, task analysis, benchmarks, paper prototyping, interaction design, interface guidelines, heuristic evaluation, development dynamic prototypes and user testing.

Some Skills

  • Design thinking

    Experience with the identification of user needs, thoughts, emotions and motivations through empathy, in order to uncover opportunities for innovation in the user experience.

  • User testing

    Experience with the development of questionnaires, recruitment of participants, execution of tests, analysis of results and writing of reports in English, French and Portuguese.

  • Heuristic Evaluation

    Qualitative evaluation of interfaces based on the ISO 9241's, Nielsen's and Scapin & Bastien's heuristics.

  • Eye-tracking

    Experience on the definition of experimental protocols and in the execution of eye-tracking based tests.

  • Wireframes

    Development of interfaces and interaction schemes with pencil on paper and also with software tools like Figma, Sketch, Miro and Axure.

  • Graphic Interfaces Design

    Solid background on graphic design and more than 10 years of experience with the development of graphical user interfaces.

  • Front-end development

    Excellent background on HTML5, CSS3 and JS, and also with content management systems in PHP and Mysql, with many projects developed.

  • Web Accessibility

    For more than a year I was the technical leader of a web accessibility team working for the central bank of Brazil, and I have developped many other WAI-ARIA projects.