Hi, I'm Jerzy

Experienced UX specialist with an IT background. I help to transform ideas into tangible demonstrations with an iterative process of understanding, exploring, testing and implementing new concepts.

Currently, I’m interested in new job opportunities in Sydney.

Recent activity


Freelance services

Core competencies

UX Research

I perform user testing to gain insights from users. I carry out competitors analysis and search for best practises. I prepare lists of important vocabulary and metaphors from the real world.

Conceptual Design

I do deep context of use research. I conduct interviews and surveys, define user classes and express them by personas. I prepare storyboards and user stories. Then I create a journey map.

Information Architecture

I start with user flows. I make sketches and propose re-iterated solutions. I perform card sorting with users. Taking into account interface guidelines and usability rules, I prepare wireframes.

Prototypes

I prepare interactive prototypes. They are fully functional on desktop, tablet or mobile devices. I use Axure RP, Adobe XD or HTML/CSS. Based on a graphic design I make interactive mock-up.

Usability audits

I conduct expert evaluations based on heuristics and rules. I check compliance with UI guidelines and accessibility recommendations. I perform cognitive walkthroughs and key stroke level modelling.

Unmoderated tests

I record users’ activity during interaction. I perform click tracking, mouse tracking and prepare reports with heatmaps. I use A/B testing to give the opportunity to rely on quantitative data.

Usability tests

I conduct usability tests with the participation of users. Observations and insights are recorded. They could be enhanced with an eyetracking which allows to gauging most appealing UI elements.

R&D

I design tailored research methodologies for interactive interfaces. I combine existing and new methods or devices to develop custom made solution for individual purposes.

Professional experience


  • 2014 - 2018 @ Mobilited.com

    UX Research & Design Contractor

    Australia/Poland/UK

    I perform deep contextual research and through an iterative process and discussion with stakeholders, I deliver fully interactive prototypes. I work remotely with a Polish company on UX research and design for mobile applications. In Australia, I also cooperate with start-ups on validating their ideas on early stages of development.

  • 2015 - 2016 @ U1 Group

    UX Researcher

    Sydney - Australia

    I had an opportunity to focus solely on UX research. I worked on agile driven UX research projects where through moderated test sessions with recruited participants I validated concepts and user interfaces. I maintained close contact with project stakeholders to identify research gaps and deliver most valuable insights. I cooperated with Australia's biggest brands like Westpac, St. George, Qantas.

  • 2012 - 2014 @ bottlabel.com

    CX/UX Designer & Co-founder

    Poland/Europe

    I co-created an innovative online store. I led a whole UX research and design process. I consistently backed my design decisions with data analysis and observations drawn from user test sessions and contextual enquiries with our potential and existing customers. I also supported marketing and branding activities in social, digital and traditional media.

  • 2013 - 2014 @ Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

    Human-Computer Interaction Specialist

    Poland

    I was conducting usability research within HCI team in the area of gesture-based user interfaces and eye tracking. I organised many user testing sessions. I also prepared and conducted dozens of usability audits and studies for enterprise companies and univerity projects.

  • 2010 - 2013 @ Fragaria Systems

    UX Specialist & Business Analyst

    Poland

    I managed contact with clients, gathered business and user needs. I conducted UX research and design activities and delivered formal and informal specification for dozens of websites, online stores and mobile applications.

  • 2010 - 2011 @ Witflow

    Junior UX & Usability Specialist

    Poland

    I had an opportunity to put into use plenty of UX methods. I designed web and mobile interfaces based on deep contextual design and supported the team in business analysis, research, reporting and documentation.

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