Professional Me
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About

 

About Me

I am Raghu. I live in Louisville, KY United States.
Professional Business Systems Analyst at Mercer HR Services. PMI-ACP, CSM, UX Certified, Zurb Foundation Certified.

A great experience about anything matters most to me. I start with problem research.
 With Jakob Nielsen at NN/g training in Chicago 2016

With Jakob Nielsen at NN/g training in Chicago 2016

I am a passionate photographer. I learn a lot about UX, photography, psychology, technology trends

Top five sites I follow for UX & Other learning

  • Nielsen Norman Group Articles & Reports
  • IDEOU Design Thinking Methods
  • Lynda.com
  • Teamtreehouse.com
  • Many online books & articles (eg: Design+Code, Joe Natoliā€¦)

Accomplishments

  • PMI-ACP - Certified Agile Practitioner from Project Management Institute
  • Zurb foundation framework Certified which helps me amp up my prototyping skills
  • Certification on Interaction Design project learning experience from Trydesignlab.com
  • Certification on Insights for Innovation (User Research) from IDEOU.com
  • UX mentoring and training provided to my colleagues at Mercer after the UX Certification
  • UX Certification from Nielsen Norman Group
  • Employee of the Quarter and winning the town-hall on the ball award at Mercer
  • Helping a team with UI skills which helped them with the Mercer EURO conference presentation
  • Certified Scrum Master helped the team transitioning from Waterfall to Agile

Experience

Professional Experience in Years

Skills

  • Business Analysis: Requirements engineering, Waterfall Methodology, Agile (Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean product development), Requirements elicitation, Requirements Documentation
  • User Experience: User Research, Ideation, Wireframes, Prototyping, Usability testing, User testing, Content Strategy, Design Thinking, Interaction Design, Interface Design, Visual Design, Heuristic Evaluation of Web sites,
  • Technical Skills: Python, PHP, JavaScript, ES6, JQuery, JSON, XML, Swift, HTML, CSS, Foundation Framework, Bootstrap Framework, Markdown Language
  • Software Skills:Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, InDesign CC, Adobe Lightroom CC), Final Cut Pro X, Sketch, Flinto, Balsamiq, Xcode, iOS, Mac OS, Sublime Text
  • Additional Skills: Gathering insights for innovation, Photography, Videography, Web Designing, Online Blogging, Muay Thai
I want to see myself as a UX specialist

My Goals

  • I am interested in any project that will allow me to apply the design thinking methods ( Empathy, Ideate, Prototype, Design, Develop).
  • I like doing a deep research of understanding the problem and why is that a problem and to quickly create a prototype and learn from it
  • I like to work individually for the research
  • I like to work with a team for ideas and design thinking
  • I like any team that has a great collaboration and diversity
I have a great liking for anything that is easy to understand, easy to use, adds a simple delight with no distractions.