Gabriela Viana UX UI Designer

ABOUT ME

I am a Product Designer and UX Strategist located in Montreal, Canada. With 12 years of experience between full time and freelancer opportunities, I have been responsible for understanding, conceptualizing and implementing designs that translate in better experience for users accross the world.

 

In my most recent position at Kronos, I am also responsible to manage a team of talented designers. I am passionate about design (of course!), but also everything related to build a UX Team and improve processes. I am a result driven person interested in methods and discussions about how to improve colaboration, motivation and team satisfaction.

 

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication - Major (Marketing and Advertising - Minor), which I learned how to use Marketing Strategies. I also have a Certificate in Visual Communication Design, which I studied disciplines such as: Ergonomics, Semiotics and HCI (Human Computer Interaction).

 

Later, I took a Certificate in Web Content Accessibility at Université de Montreal, where I learned WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines). Not finding it enough, I took a Diploma at McGill - Diploma in Management (Concentration in E-business), in which I learned more about Management and Web Marketing Strategies.

 

Then, I decided to stop the Diploma to start my Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering (Concentration in Software Ergonomics) at École Polytechnique de Montréal, which I wrote my Thesis about the creation and use of Personas.

 

In the last years, I also have published three papers:

  • (To be published) Empirical study on the documentation phase in the human-centered design process Jun 2018 - AHFE
  • The Practitioners’ Points of View on the Creation and Use of Personas for User Interface Design Jun 19, 2016 Theory, Design, Development and Practice Volume 9731 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 233-244
  • Mobile Development using Web Technologies Focusing on Games Sep 24, 2013 ACM Digital Library
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    And I won two prizes:

  • Lauréat Plume D’or Internet Et Nouveaux Médias. Site Internet De La Ville De Granby L’ACMQ May 2012
  • Prix Élixir Bénévole de l'anneé PMI-Montreal (Project Management Institute) Nov 2011
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    SOME COMPANIES I WORK(ED) WITH

    Kronos
    Actualite Alimentaire
    Brome Missisquoi .ca
    PMI. Section de Montréal
    Colegio Integral. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
    Unifacs University of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
    Pearson ERPI
    Adopt. A Kronos division

    Contact

    I would love to start a conversation with you! You can write me at: gabiviana@gabiviana.com