Ubirajara LUCENA
skilled UX ergonomist & designer

As you can see in my résumé I graduated with a degree in Industrial Design in 2002 and among other experiences I ran a design company in Brazil from 2004 until 2011, before coming to live in France.

I have experience with all stages of the software development lifecycle, from the preliminary research until product release: ethnographic research, task analysis, benchmarks, paper prototyping, interaction design, interface guidelines, heuristic evaluation, development of paper and computer based 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 Balsamiq, MS Visio, Axure RP and Omnigraffle.

  • 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 the web accessibility team of the central bank of Brazil, and I have developped many other WAI-ARIA projects.