I am a hybrid of psychology & design
My background in psychology (MSc) and consulting combined with studies in product design and UX design, give me a unique foundation to help create great products and services.
I have 5+ years experience from client facing roles as a researcher and consultant, a broad international background and a track record of self-driven learning.
Data-informed decisions and actionable insights have always been at the core of my work and I have been responsible for research and consulting projects from start to finish—from creating projects based on a client’s strategic goals or pain points, to executing them. I am skilled at gaining trust and creating effective communication between all stakeholders in projects.
My passion lies in human-centered design and I was able to deepen my skills in this area while studying full-time product design in San Francisco for a year as well as through various courses in design thinking and service design.
RESEARCH METHODS EXPERIENCE
Experimental design, surveys (design and analysis), field observations, in-depth interviews, statistical analysis (from descriptive statistics to factor and cluster analysis, hierarchical regressions, longitudinal analyses), contextual inquiry, testing and refining prototypes, and more.
Designing and leading workshops in the fields of change, innovation, high performing teams, conflict resolution and more—for groups ranging from 4-80 people. Report writing incl. actionable insights and recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data. Communicating results via workshops, reports and presentations.
DESIGN METHODS AND TOOLS EXPERIENCE
Working with mood boards, personas, journey maps, creating storyboards, sketching by hand, physical prototyping (pretty much any material), creating digital 3D prototypes (in Rhino), renderings in Keyshot. Figma, Sketch, Adobe CC programs, Miro, and more.
Basics in HTML, CSS and JS
1st year MA industrial design—Academy of Art University, San Francisco, USA
Sept 2017 - 2018
MSc Social psychology and industrial/organizational psychology—University of Bern, Switzerland
Oct 2007 - Nov 2009
Double concentration in social psychology and industrial/organizational psychology, advanced statistics
Exchange student—Tischner European University, Cracow, Poland
Sept 2006 - Feb 2007
BSc general psychology—University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Oct 2003 - June 2007
Cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, HCI, clinical psychology & counseling, statistics
Currently enrolled in
- UX nanodegree by Udacity (expected finish: Autumn 2020)
- Data Visualization +D3 by Superhi (expected finish: Winter 2020)
Design Thinking (DesignThinkers Academy, 2015)
Facilitating Service Design (DesignThinkers Academy, 2015)
Leading for Creativity (online course through IDEO-U, 2016)
Yoga & Mindfulness: Over 500 hrs of various teacher trainings
Coaching: Certified coach (Right Management, 2014)
Assessments: Hogan Personality Inventory Hogan Assessment Systems (2014); Team Management Profile TMSDI (2014)