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Tom Allison

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Ehrenamt, User Experience, Lead Mentor, Google Launchpad, Google Germany GmbH

Berlin, Deutschland

Skills

English
German
French
UX in an Agile development context
Information Architecture
Konzeption
eLearning
Usability Engineering
Interaction Design
User Experience Design
Masters in Information Science
Human-Computer Interaction
University of Michigan School of Information; High-tech Anthropologist
Menlo Innovations; Information Architect OVPR
Sagient; Masters in Neuroscience
University of Michigan Neuroscience Program; Behavioral Research
Chemistry Research
Philosophy
Writing skills
Editing experience
Teaching children
Teaching university students
Teaching adults
Presentation skills
Design

Timeline

Professional experience for Tom Allison

  • Current 7 years and 6 months, since 2014

    User Experience, Lead Mentor, Google Launchpad

    Google Germany GmbH

    I served as a UX Mentor in Germany's first ever Google Launchpad for early stage startups and am helping to nurture and shape the program, going forward.

  • 2017 - 2020

    Managing Director at UX&I, Berlin

    UX&I GmbH

  • 2016 - 2017

    Senior Advisor in Matters of User Experience

    CareerFoundry

  • 2016 - 2017

    Lecturer

    HMKW Hochschule fĂĽr Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft

    Conception and teaching of the hands-on portion of a master's course on User-Centered Design for design students led by Prof. Dr. Jan-Henning Raff. My contribution was to lecture on and facilitate the application of methods of design evaluation, including constructing personas, running UCD design reviews and user testing.

  • 2015 - 2016

    Chief Experience Officer

    CareerFoundry

  • 2014 - 2015

    Senior User Experience Designer

    Delivery Hero Holding GmbH

  • 2011 - 2013

    Senior User Experience Architect

    myphotobook GmbH

  • 2006 - 2011

    User Experience (UX) Researcher and Designer

    Freelance

    In addition to giving talks on various aspects of User Experience analysis and UI design, I've been busy as a Konzepter working with large German firms on global Websites and Web applications. I am especially interested in the integration of UX activities in Agile development teams and am always on the lookout for opportunities to work in that context.

  • 2004 - 2005

    High Tech Anthropologist (R)

    Menlo Innovations

    User Experience Researcher and Designer in an Agile Team Context -- Enabled software application development by studying the cultural, symbolic, and value context of users and translated them, in a way that preserves business priorities, to agile software development teams.

  • 2001 - 2004

    Web Design and Development of PEERRS Instructional Website

    Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Michigan

    Developed the information architecture for the site, planned and coordinated usability testing, wrote DHTML code, developed an integrated bug tracking system for the site. I assisted in developing the over-all project plan and schedule. As lead developer, in 2004, I coordinated the work of programmers and subject matter experts.

  • 2000 - 2001

    Project Manager & Programmer

    Economics Department, University of Michigan

    Managed and participated in the development of a website that presents historical research on the Alger Hiss case. Designed and integrated the site’s database with MS Access and ColdFusion

  • 1994 - 2000

    Research Assistant in Neuroscience

    University of Michigan

    Designed and carried out research projects in: Neurobiology of Zebrafish Development, Molecular Neurobiology of the adreno-cortico “stress” axis, and Biopshychology of amygdala function in behaviorally conditioned rats.

  • tallison@gmail.com

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaslawrenceallisonii

    acquiring German and working on a free-lance basis while looking for positions in User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture. See full profile and references here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaslawrenceallisonii

Educational background for Tom Allison

  • 2001 - 2004

    Information Science

    University of Michigan

    Human-Computer Interaction; Interaction Design; Information Architecture; Design of Systems and Services

  • 1994 - 1999

    Neuroscience

    University of Michigan

    Developmental Biology; Biopsychology

  • 1990 - 1994

    Chemistry, Philosophy

    University of Kansas

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • German

    Fluent

  • French

    Intermediate

Wants

Permanent or project-based work
contacts
lively discussion about nearly anything
but especially
in this professional context
in the user-focused areas of software
web
service development and publishing
especially in the context of Agile processes
User Interface Design
Design for Usability
Usability Assessment
User Experience Design
UX
Information Architecture
IA
High-tech Anthropology
Opportunities for applying novel software development methodologies in a start up or adapting them to current businesses
Opportunities to champion user-centered
multi-interest-balanced software development
Extreme Programming
XP
Agile software designer
User representative
Arbeit in den Bereichen: User Experience
UX
Informationsarchitektur
IA
Software Design
Mensch-Computer Interaktion.

Interests

Philosophy
Literature
Berlin
Architecture
History
Politics
Social Systems
Theater
Musical Performances
Visual Arts
Novel Media

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