Hi, I'm Katerina gavrilo
And I am UX designer and researcher
Hi, I'm Katerina gavrilo
I am UX designer and researcher.
I believe design which is focused on creating beautiful objects and coherent branding is only the tip of the iceberg. Design solutions must be integrated within the context of real customer interactions across different devices, with a clear journey and goal in mind.
I believe design which is focused on creating beautiful objects and coherent branding is only the tip of the iceberg. Design solutions must be integrated within the context of real customer interactions across different devices, with a clear journey and goal in mind. I want to develop further my professional skills in a practical user-centered-design field.
My Recent Projects
In the fields of UX, web-interfaces, mobile-interfaces, design research, concepts and visual design
Work experience
User Experience Designer
@Endouble, Amsterdam

Closely working with the development teams on creating internal products. Key activities include evaluation of previous design, heuristic evaluation, user interviews, usability testing, wireframing, prototyping, and high fidelity design. As well as analysis of logs, screenrecordings, heat- and click-maps with following improvemnet and optimisation recommendations.
Postgradute Design Engineer
in User System Interaction
@Eindhoven University of Technology

Preparing and conducting observations, interviews and
testing sessions with users. Creating iterations of prototypes to examine proposed solutions. Implementing all phases of the design process within multidisciplinary teams for various stakeholders in projects on the following topics:
information visualization, mobile UI design, statistics, research methods, video prototyping, game design.
Assistant Professor
course "Design and Computer graphics"
Department of Design,
@Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University

I was teaching second grade bachelor students. Starting by giving simple training tasks in Illustrator and Photoshop skills I was encouraging students with more thoughtful assignments. During their creative process I wanted them to be guided not only by the design of the object itself but by the experience the user will obtain through interacting with it.
Freelance UI & Interaction designer
I have been working remotely and freelancing for various commercial clients. Starting from graphic design assignments I segued firstly to simple promo websites then to web-services like bitcoin ticket purchasing systems or bitcoin exchanges. I enjoy thinking through the mechanism of user and system relations.


Deputy head
for international collaboration
Department of Design,
@Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University

Coordinating student mobility,
helping with documents for university scholarships, organizing international visits — conferences, academic exchanges, short-term educational programs
Education
Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng),
in User System Interaction
@Eindhoven University of Technology

Final thesis:
"Redesign of the Applicant Tracking System.
Finding the why behind the hire".
Assessment and redesign of main the ATS functionalities, improvment of functional and visual inconsistency of the application, iterative evaluation with end-users.

I have been working on various projects in a multicultural, diverse environment, in teams with computer scientists and psychologist. Being surrounded by experts from different disciplines and backgrounds allows me to learn constantly not only from professors but also
from my peers.
MSc Applied Informatics
Specialization: Media Design
@Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University

Master's thesis:
"Oculomotor Activity During Resolving Errors
of Various Complexity in Source Code".
Is it possible to detect by using eye-tracking data alone, if a programmer has difficulty solving a problem?

The graduate program enriched my skills in two-
and three-dimensional animation, interface design
and web technologies, virtual environments and
computer graphics programming.
BSc Applied Informatics
Specialization: Applied informatics in design
@Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University

Final work:
"The Last Day of Pompeii by Karl Bryullov.
Interactive Analysis"
Increasingthe interest of museum visitors
by exploring new ways of new interaction

The education exposed me to a wide variety of subjects within the field of design. During the undergraduate program I received a multidisciplinary education in media and graphic design, interface and interaction design,
programming and advertising.
Professional Skills
Tools
Expert

Pen & paper
Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign
SketchApp
UX Pin, InVision / Marvel

Tools
Proficient

After Effects
Premiere
Axure
Maya, 3ds Max
Tools
Familiar

HTML / CSS, JavaScript
Processing, Arduino
R Studio
PHP

Design Methodologies

Affinity diagrams | interviews | wireframes | storyboards | heuristic evaluation
thinking aloud | card sorting | A/B testing | eye-tracking | low fidelity prototypes
high fidelity prototypes | personas | scenarios | brainstorming | participatory design
co-creation sessions | crowdsourcing
Publications


I believe

that one can create something useful only by understanding the "ins and outs" of human behaviour. My goal is to develop a deep understanding of the "iceberg" of interaction between people and system. In the future I would like to be a part of the development of new technologies and interfaces that improve human machine interaction. By combining user behaviour research and practical industry skills I wish to design products and services that will be effective, helpful and fit the needs of users.
Drop me a line
if you want to have a passionate team player
with diverse academic background,
research and work experience:
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