Carmel Hassan Tecnología, Diseño y Sociedad

UX & Product Designer

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Hi, I’m Carmel Hassan, I studied Computer Engineering at University of Granada and worked as a Web Developer and UX Designer for more than ten years. My family is my life, curiousity my road to madness and running the constant that keeps me healthy in any meaning.
I don’t know me enough to make a better introduction of myself so I wrote random thoughts as a way of spiting out thoughts about technology, culture and design. At my 34, I don’t imagine any other future without joy and meaning. I’d love to work less hours, and get more from those. I’d love to encourage more women and girls to get into technology. I’d love to learn something new every year, spend enough time to practice it, and build cool and valuable stuff with that experience.
By the way, don’t blame me if I change this text in the next 24 hours, I call it iterative improvement towards perfectionism with a strong feeling of impostor syndrome.

  • Contact email: carmel.hassan (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Roles: Product Designer, Teacher, UX Lead, UI/UX Designer, Web Developer, Speaker (is that a thing?)
  • Industries: Fintech, BigData, Healthcare IT, E-Commerce, Social Networks
  • Bringing together: Engineerering, Design, Technology and People
  • Social networks: Twitter, LinkedIN, Facebook (I have an empty profile to destroy their algos)

Work Experience

UX Lead-Product Designer / 2017-nowadays

Ebury · Defining and desining best fintech ever products and services for customers and online users.

User Research (Google Analytics, Intercom), User Testing (CanvasFlip), Information Design, Usability, UX Strategy, Prototyping (UXPin, Sketch)

UX Lead-Senior UX Specialist / 2015-2017 / 2 years

ITRS · Leading the concept design of Valo based solutions for end-users. Performing user research, competitive analysis, and measuring the user experience with and without users. Working with different teams: Marketing, Engineering, and Quality Assurance.

User Research, Interaction Design, Information Design, Usability, UX Strategy, Prototyping (Sketch, Axure, Invision)

UX Designer / 2013-2015 / 1 year 3 months

CSC · Leading the UX Design activities from the Healthcare Technology Office. Providing guidance and mentoring product and development teams by a unified and consistent UX vision. Bringing UCD practice alignment to SDLC and Agile processes.

User-Centred Design, Design Strategy, Standards, Mobile Design, Guidelines, Visual communication, prototyping (Balsamiq, Fireworks, Indigo Studio), Web (CSS3)

Design Lead / 2012-13 / 1 year 6 month

CSC · Leading a multidisciplinary design team with IxD, UX Developers and Visual Designers, providing the strategy, the vision, and guiding the Goal-Centred Design in coordination with Agile Development. Contributing to the UX-culture inside the organization.

Visual communication, communication skills, time management, mediation, team-building, collaboration, empathy, technology knowledge, prototyping (Adobe Fireworks and Balsamiq Mockups)

UX Analyst / 2011-12 / 1 year

CSC · Making research, ideation, persona-scenario definition, and pattern description to develop design and style guidelines. Performing usability heuristic evaluations to provide a quality measure to designed solutions. Information designer, and UX consultant.

Research techniques, user modeling, information design, usability testing, analytical thinking, GUI composition, prototyping (Balsamiq Mockups)

UI Designer / 2009-11 / 1 year 3 months

iSOFT · Creating interactive prototypes and wireframes to define the interaction, the navigation, the layout, and the content. Identifying user requirements, defining interfaces specifications aligned to technology capabilities. Building user interfaces for RIA and RDA based on Silverlight (XAML).

Product requirements definition, interface design, interaction design, technical writing, prototyping (Blend Sketchflow)

Web Designer / 2009 / 8 months

Freelance · Information architect and user interface designer. Modeling, defining and building web interfaces for portals, social networks, ecommerce, and multi-websites. CSS themer and designer.

Color palettes, layout and composition, web interface design, CMS information architecture (Drupal), CSS Styling, prototyping (Adobe Fireworks)

Web developer / 2007-09 / 1 year 8 months

GTK · Front-end web developer based on Drupal CMS. Module developer, theme creator, CSS 2.1 mark-up styling. Wireframing architecture and navigation, creating HTML prototypes and content specifications.

Internship / 2006 / 9 months

UGR · Drupal developer and PHP programmer.

Skills & Education

Scholarship / 2001-05 & 2005-2010

ETSIIT · Computer Science learner, interested in decision guided systems, bio algorithms, information retrieval, UI design, and software engineering.

  • UGR · Master Degree: Computer Engineering / 2010 / PFC · LCMS Platform based on Drupal
  • UGR · Degree: Systems Computer Technical Engineering / 2005

Events

  • Smashing Conference – Barcelona / 2017
  • UX Spain /  2012-2017
  • Visualized – Nueva York / 2015
  • Material Fest – Cádiz / 2015
  • UX Fighters – Madrid / 2014
  • Beyond Tiles – Madrid / 2013
  • Microsoft Events – Megathon Málaga / 2013
  • Web & Mobile – Webvision Barcelona / 2012
  • Microsoft Events – reMIX Madrid / 2010
  • Drupal International – Drupal Conference Barcelona / 2007
  • Ruby on Rails Events – Rails Spanish Conference / 2006

Courses

Languages

  • Spanish (native)
  • English (advanced) / B2 certified – Working since 2009 within a global team (India, UK, The Netherlands, Australia, and Spain)

Publications

Video Tutorials

Articles

Events

Other initiatives

  • Cinefílica / 2015 – Movie database platform & magazine. Product Designer & Developer.
  • Yes We Tech / 2015– Community founder. Organiser. Volunteer.
  • J On The Beach / 2016-17 – Event co-organiser
  • UX Salad / 2013 – Healthy Design Studio created with the aim of having a public brand to experiment, learn and work on a variety of projects.
  • Pompitas de Málaga / 2010 – e-Commerce Designer & Developer of my own failed business.
  • My first Twitter account before Twitter: Aficionados (beta)

 

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