Basic

Maureen Kerwin

Freelancer, UX Consultant / Design Researcher, Self-employed

Degree: Master of Science in Information, University of Michigan School of Information

Berlin, Germany

Skills

UXD
User-Centered-Design
Design Thinking
Design Research
UX Research
User Experience Design
Usability Testing
User Interviews
Personas
Scenarios
Product
Stakeholder interviews
User research
Questionnaire
Comparative analysis
Literature reviews
Research
Field observation
Contextual inquiry
Protoyping
Storyboarding
User workflows
Interaction maps
Writing

Timeline

Professional experience for Maureen Kerwin

  • Current , since Jul 2013

    UX Consultant / Design Researcher

    Self-employed

    I'm a Berlin-based, location-independent user experience professional focused on the conceptual side of UX: user research, ideation, and high-level product design.

  • 4 years and 8 months, Aug 2013 - Mar 2018

    Interaction Designer

    Nokia Solutions and Networks

    I supported product teams with UX as well as advancing a company-wide design transformation by helping to grow UX competence and improve internal processes. - Co-led user and domain analysis and design of a complex new security monitoring product - Developed and owned research-based personas for all security products - Gave training sessions on methods like usability testing and user interviews - Initiated the creation of a central UX research database for sharing materials

  • 10 months, Aug 2011 - May 2012

    Researcher in Human-Computer Interaction

    Fraunhofer AICOS

    I contributed to the research and design of health applications for older adults, while also writing and editing academic articles about the methods and findings of our projects. - Co-designed a top 25 app at the Mobile Apps Showdown of the 2012 CES - Planned and conducted user research including interviews and ethnographic observation - Designed wireframes and prototypes; evaluated them through usability testing

Educational background for Maureen Kerwin

  • 2 years and 5 months, Jan 2009 - May 2011

    Human-Computer Interaction

    University of Michigan School of Information

    Evaluation of Systems & Services, Exploratory Data Analysis, Fundamentals of Human Behavior, Graphic Design, Interface & Interaction Design, Pervasive Interaction Design, Recommender Systems

  • 3 years and 9 months, Sep 2004 - May 2008

    History, Creative Writing

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • Spanish

    Intermediate

  • Portuguese

    Basic

  • Polish

    Basic

  • German

    Basic

Wants

Temporary work
Part-time employment
Freelance jobs
Contract work

Interests

Literature
Music
Travel
Film
Illustration
Graphic design

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