3 years in UX Research (+4 years in UX Design), certified UX Researcher (NNG). I am a strong advocate of users in general and I believe in HCD specifically.
Identifying product opportunities and Points of Difference︎
Validating product ideas and design solutions︎
Designing and conducting both qualitative and quantitative studies︎
Experienced working with international markets (USA, UK, Ireland, Philippines, UAE, other)
The most well-thought-out designs are assumptions until they are tested by real users. In God I trust, the rest I test. This used to be my motto when I was a QA engineer and I still strongly believe in it. I am convinced that good design without testing might happen only by chance.