I am a user experience designer and curious_being from Rio de Janeiro. My journey as a designer started in Rio in 2005 and it has broadened quite dramatically once I decided to move to Europe.
It all started in March 2009 in London, a city I soaked up so much from its sparkling creative scene. I then decided to go back to academia, moving to Germany in October 2010. The masters of science was a perfect environment to exercise my critical thinking on digital media design. Since 2012 I've been working as a product designer in Germany. First supporting 2 start-ups from scratch, and currently supporting SAP Berlin at the S4HANA SAP Cloud Platform Enablement team.
Living abroad added uncountable learnings. As a designer, I see these as big strengths:
I find it inspiring when I can mix my leisure time activities to what I design and research.
I appreciate learning from new experiences and people's stories and philosophies. And no better way for that other than travelling.
I enjoy bike commuting, music events and big cities with sparkling social and cultural life.
In my work I aim to understand how technology may connect to people in a more fluid and effective manner. I take design thinking as the main tool for solving design challenges. I'm curious and try to merge it with other approaches, as Design Sprints or speculative design.
Lately, I've been quite interested in experiments for improving team collaboration in Agile environments. I've been actively consuming content on DesignOps, UX Strategy, Lean and the new role of product management.
It's vital to me to take part in conferences, get involved in workshops, write articles, in order to relate the industry work with academic research practices. Recently I am also very keen in ambient interface design and non-screen based design solutions for the Internet of things and "living services" era.
Since my needs in answering the WHY? and HOW? questions turned more present in my work, my visual communication background evolved to a strong UX design focus. I personally see it as a natural and inevitable move.
The most recurrent design mistakes I've observed in the industry during my 10+ experience were:
As product design keeps progressing at an incredibly fast-pace and transdisciplinary scale, I'll keep posting more on my learnings and references here. For more info regarding my career you can access my LinkedIn profile or contact me via email.
Music and sound collages encourage me to exercise creativity exploring the auditory sense. It feels somehow liberating when I mange to rest my always attentive visual perception. I have done some experiments with field recordings, home made vocals and composed them using Ableton Live, Audacity and some mobile apps (remix minus; DM1; iMaschine, Figure and Tabletop). Learning how to mix with vinyls has been also a fun challenge!
On a daily basis, I've been listening to my beloved playlists.