user research ~ math search & information retrieval ~ human-centered design for development ~ process & instructional UX ~ distance collaboration & learning ~ agent-based modeling
Foundations of HCI ~ Research Methods ~ User-Centered Design ~ Usability Engineering ~ Advanced Topics in HCI ~ Usability Testing ~ Performance Support Systems ~ Fundamentals of Instructional Technology ~ Intelligent Computer-Based Instruction ~ Interactive Courseware ~ Agent-Based Modeling
thesis & projects
~ Thesis: Use Cases & Recommendations for Math Search Interfaces for Non-Expert Searchers
~ Work Project: Create Sales Process Coach (interactive job aid)
~ Work Project: Usability Test of Custom Salesforce Quote Module
~ School Project: Usability Test of Adaptive Learning Tool
~ Work Project: Create Virtual Meeting Coach (interactive job aid)
Keita (Del Valle) Wangari
MS, Human-Computer Interaction @ R.I.T.
User Experience Group Advisory @ Esri
2009 AAUW Grant Winner
Strengths: Finding patterns. Explaining stuff.
Recent UX Evangelizing & Indoctrinations:
~ 11/12: Organized 1st World Usability Day event at Esri
~ 10/12: Attended 2012 HCIR Symposium in Cambridge, MA
~ 09/12: Joined Document Pattern & Recognition Lab
~ 09/12: Presented Agile UX Lightning Talk at Esri
~ 07/12: Presented on Agile UX at Esri User Conference
~ 06/12: Attended 2012 UPA Conference in Las Vegas, CA
From engineer to computer techie to business owner, web designer & consultant to UX evangelist a path that has fused in me an interesting combination of technical aptitude, design sense, corporate prudence, cross-functional capacity and user understanding. It's been a trip, and the journey continues!
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