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AUSTIN, TEXAS

Hi, I'm Vanessa. 
I'm an experienced UX researcher & designer specializing in digital products for ethical innovation.

Stats

100+

PROJECTS COMPLETED

20+

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

30+

SATISFIED CLIENTS

20+

INDUSTRIES EXPLORED

SKILLS

VISION & STRATEGY

RESEARCH METHODS

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

DESIGN THINKING

Work

Case studies

UX Design ● Blockchain ● Report Design

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UX design of WHT blockchain platform 

Enabling trust between industry and government via UX design of blockchain platform for streamlined global dividend events

Results: A successful global demo of the ZKP technology and moving into commercial production as of 2024

EY TAX LAB 2021

UX Research ● UX Design ● Mobile Design

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UX design of interactive map native app

Improving visitor navigation and increasing educational engagement at a research-based nature preserve in NJ

Results: 14,000 users in 2023 with 80-150 new downloads per day in Summer; Reduced over-reliance on staff to provide directions and reduced printing of paper maps

DUKE FARMS 2019

UX Research ● Data Storytelling ● Blockchain

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Usability research of Personal EHR app

Heuristic evaluation and usability testing of Medilinker, an app that manages personal electronic health records via blockchain

Results: Rich usability advice was provided to the R&D team at Dell Medical along with the other student evaluations.

DELL MEDICAL 2021

AI Research ● UX Research ● UX Design 

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Pilot study on emotion AI in video interviews

Emotion-AI during mock interviews, visualizations of the AI analysis, and what participants have to say about it

Results: Generated insights on study design, attitudes toward facial analysis AI, and preferences on feedback formats 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH 2023

Testimonials

Reviews

"She possesses a sharp eye for design. Her efforts brought clarity and elegance to the applications she worked on."

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– John Christiana, Global User Experience Design Director, Financial Services Organization at EY

"I have been consistently impressed by both her design skills and her professionalism and commitment to our organization."

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– Cynthia Morales, Lead Product Visual Designer at Ascension (formerly Manager of Creative Services at Texas Hospitals Association)

"Vanessa absolutely knocked it out of the park. She not only developed excellent designs, she contributed thoughtful and rich usability advice."

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– Marc DeLegge, Founder/Lead Developer, Samadhi Games

Contact

Let's connect

Have a project in mind? Reach out! I'm also happy to chat with anyone seeking mentorship in UX.

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