Luca Benazzi

Basic

Owner, UX consultant and trainer / Axure expert, www.humaneinterface.net

Berlin, Germany

Skills

Usability
User experience design
information architecture
interaction design
prototyping
Axure RP Pro
human-computer interaction
user research
product development
web analytics
usability metrics
usability analysis
usability testing
visual design
service design
cognitive psychology.

Timeline

Professional experience for Luca Benazzi

  • Current 7 years and 4 months, since Jul 2014

    Senior UX designer / Information architect (consultant)

    Thomson Reuters (London, Canary Wharf)

  • Current 10 years and 10 months, since Jan 2011

    UX consultant and trainer / Axure expert

    www.humaneinterface.net

    Training and consultancy on UX best practices and advanced prototyping, mainly in Axure RP Pro. All range of clients, from start-up to large size companies. Clients in Europe and the US.

  • Current 12 years and 4 months, since Jul 2009

    Senior user experience designer and information architect / consultant

    www.lucabenazzi.com

    Consultant for a number of clients including digital agencies, corporations and startups. Formerly based in London, I am currently based in Berlin but my clients are all around the globe. I design innovative, human-friendly interfaces. I create products that are functional, useful and successful. I help my clients achieving the best possible user experience and get concrete results no matter what the budget is.

  • 1 month, Dec 2013 - Dec 2013

    UX designer / Information architect (consultant)

    Razorfish

  • 4 months, Jul 2013 - Oct 2013

    UX designer / consultant

    eBuddy

    Redesigning the interface for brand new version of eBuddy XMS (messaging app for iPhone, Android), implementing advanced mobile prototypes.

  • 1 month, Jul 2013 - Jul 2013

    User experience architect / consultant

    AKQA

    Working for Tommy Hilfiger (on site rebranding) and for Philips (iPad interface for connected household products - HomeCooker, Coffee Maker).

  • 3 months, Mar 2013 - May 2013

    Senior service designer / contract

    Fjord

    Fjord is a service design agency with ten offices around the world, now set to become part of Accenture Interactive. I’ve been involved in a team of UX designers to redesign Sky’s video on demand portal (interface for iPad plus translation into iPhone, Android, web). I’ve been leading the implementation of a customised design library in Axure RP Pro, to document the deliverables to the client and specify the UI requirements and guidelines.

  • 4 months, Nov 2012 - Feb 2013

    UI/UX designer & architect lead / consultant

    Tacii

    Tacii provides a sensor-based analytics and engagement platform which gathers real-time data for brick-and-mortar retailers to uniquely identify, engage and reward consumers entering their shops. I prototyped the user experience of early-stage products for mobile and web, defined navigation and interaction paradigms, documented features and journeys for handover to the development team.

  • 1 year and 5 months, Sep 2011 - Jan 2013

    UX lead and co-founder

    Ection

    Ection was supposed to be a professional social network for people in the film industry. It did not work out but I learned a lot. I was co-founder and UX team leader.

  • 6 months, Jun 2012 - Nov 2012

    User experience designer / consultant

    Twago

    Assessment of the overall user experience, in-house usability testing, site redesign and prototyping, information architecture reorganization (incl. internal ontology and information retrieval).

  • 4 months, Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

    UX producer / consultant

    Teachers.tv

    Responsible for the delivery of two projects targeted to teachers. Tasks included resources management, user experience design and liasing with third parties

  • 2 months, May 2010 - Jun 2010

    Information architect / consultant

    Twentysix London

    I redesigned the IA and the interaction patterns for a luxury-branded website. I also created very advanced, highly interactive prototypes plus specifications for the client and for the development team

  • 2 months, Jan 2010 - Feb 2010

    Information architect / consultant

    Sportpost

    Start-up project. Complete IA redesign and extensive usability testing. My work included requirements and strategy definition, sitemap and interactive prototype, specifications for the development team. The site makes heavy use of XML-based feeds to interconnect information from different sources into an all-in-one interface.

  • 1 month, Jan 2010 - Jan 2010

    Information architect / consultant

    Agency Republic

    Responsible for the IA of a social networking web application for the 02, plus some work on projects for the BBC

  • 6 months, Jul 2009 - Dec 2009

    Interaction designer / consultant

    Expedia

    Major involvement in the redesign of the main search results page of hotels.com. Tasks included user research & testing, web metrics analysis, prototyping, definition of UI guidelines. Working on a number of international projects in a multi-language platform. Part of a Scrum team.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 2008 - Jul 2009

    Information architect

    Tullo Marshall Warren

    At TMW I have been working on the definition of a proper user-centred process, set up up an in-house usability lab for usability testing, contributed to the improvement of the usability standard of products, performed usability assessments (heuristic evaluations, quantitative comparative analysis), introduced interactive wireframes and other types of IA documentation.

  • 1 month, Nov 2007 - Nov 2007

    User interface designer / consultant

    (Freelancer)

    Once moved to London, I immediately started to work on some projects in the web marketing sphere and was also designing for a client the interface for a music player and store

  • 3 months, May 2007 - Jul 2007

    User interface designer/developer

    Helix Health

    Medium-size company. Working together with a team of developers, busienss analysts and QAs on a software for the medical profession built on .NET

  • 2 years and 8 months, Sep 2004 - Apr 2007

    User interface designer & information architect

    (Freelancer)

    Working as a freelance for a number of small and large companies. Designer and analyst: usability, information and knowledge architecture, e-learning, interaction design, usability testing, interface design applied to education

  • 1 year and 9 months, Jan 2003 - Sep 2004

    Instructional designer & Knowledge architect

    Media Solutions

    I designed the interface and information architecture of several products, mainly in the e-learning sphere. Also working as an instructional designer and web-editor in the implementation of courses on a LCMS platform (healthcare). I collaborated in applied research projects with Italian Minister of University and Research.

Educational background for Luca Benazzi

  • Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences

    Milan University

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

  • German

    Intermediate

  • Polish

    Basic

  • Italian

    First language

  • French

    Basic

  • Spanish

    Basic

Wants

Contract opportunities mainly in Berlin
but willing to move if the opportunity is interesting

Interests

Writing
reading
art
science
physics and cosmology
languages
communication
cycling
cooking.

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