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John Brown | Elance
 
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John Brown

Usability Testing, Review, Card Sorting and more
   United States
  |   Maryland Heights, MO

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Please contact me for your heuristic review, usability testing, and user experience needs

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Portfolio

Partial Heuristic Review I did just as an example.
This review was done as a proof of concept to my employer at the time. This is very...
This review was done as a proof of concept to my employer at the time. This is very...
I did this review as a favor to a website developer friend.

Skills (4)

Tested
heuristic review
usability testing
wireframing
Axure

Service Description

IT professional with experience as a Usability Analyst/Researcher, Instructor, and Programmer Analyst. Industry experience includes military, civilian government (federal and county levels), banking, heavy equipment manufacturing, insurance, education, and global retail.

Usability Analyst/Researcher - Employed all manner of usability methods, including usability testing heuristic reviews, participatory design, focus groups, surveys, card sorting, and contextual inquiry. Testing environments included a continuum between remote and lab based. Testing was conducted within a variety of development methodologies ranging from traditional waterfall to Agile.

I have experience working for a Fortune 500/Dow 30 company in addition to a graduate degree in Human Computer Interaction. My thesis work was a usability project for the US Army.

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Employment

Monsanto
Usability Speicalist
2012 - 2012
Worked as embedded usability specialist for advances genetic analysis interface projects Facilitated usability tests Wireframed Interfaces Acted as usability advocate for interface designs...
U.S. Bank
Usability Researcher
2011 - 2012
Facilitated usability tests Drafted online usability surveys and un-moderated remote usability tests, tree studies, A-B testing using UserZoom customer experience management tool Analyzed...
Walmart
Business Analyst – User Experience
2010 - 2011
Worked with Wal-Mart’s Workforce Planning team where I performed heuristic reviews and wireframing. Tools used included Axure Pro and Visio. Acted as usability advocate for interface designs.
Nationwide
Usability Analyst
2009 - 2010
Worked projects for Nationwide’s mission–critical internet websites. Some of these projects directly impacted the homepage (public facing) while others impacted internal user account pages...
Caterpillar
Usability Analyst
2006 - 2009
Working on a small team at Caterpillar which required intimate involvement in all aspects of the usability process. Activities included usability testing, heuristic reviews, card sorting, user...

Education

University of Missouri - Rolla
Master of Science in Information Science and Tech
2004 - 2005
University of Missouri - Rolla
Graduate Certificate
2004 - 2005
University of Missouri - Rolla
Bachelors of Science in Management Systems
1998 - 2001

Keywords

Usability
User Experience
Human Factors
Heuristic Reviews
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