Amanda Peterson
User Experience Designer

Projects


Résumé


Education

Indiana University

Master of Science — May 2016
Human Computer Interaction Design


Ball State University

Bachelor of Science — May 2013
Major: Anthropology
Minors: Professional Writing, Foundations of Business


Experience

Senior UX Analyst, BNY Mellon

Pittsburgh, PA — June 2016 - Present

  • Developed, organized, and facilitated stakeholder design discovery sessions.
  • Created, presented, and tested interactive prototypes.
  • Promoted Design Thinking within BNY Mellon by hosting Design Thinking workshops.

UX Intern, NPR

Washington, DC — Summer 2015

  • Used research methods including interviewing, card sorting, and contextual inquiry to better understand user workflow and needs.
  • Designed and tested prototypes for a new scheduling system for live radio content.

Associate Instructor, Indiana University

Bloomington, IN — August 2014 - May 2016

  • Managed a classroom, led discussions, and created and taught modules

Media Aide, Tippecanoe School Corporation

West Lafayette, IN — October 2013 - June 2014

  • Learned and taught new technologies to students, staff, and faculty

Substitute Teacher, Tippecanoe School Corporation

Greater Lafayette, IN — September 2013 - October 2013

  • Managed classroom from kindergarten to middle school

NAGPRA Intern, Ball State University Anthropology Department

Muncie, IN — August 2012 - May 2013

  • Participated in a human rights program in order to organize and return culturally significant artifacts to Native American tribes

Skills

User Research

Personas
Interviews
Participant Observations
Contextual Inquiry
Focus Groups
Personas
Usability Testing


Design

Wireframing
Paper Prototyping
Sketching
Storyboarding
Affinity Diagramming
User Journey Mapping


Technical

Sketch
Axure
InVision
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign


Bio



I love crisp, clear, cold mornings, cats, and good food.

I started my academic journey as a graphic designer, then became a musician, then an anthropologist.

Then, I swung around to UX/interaction design, and I'm so excited to be here! I'm ready to start solving problems (wicked or not) through human-centered design by teaming up with designers, other professionals, and even users.

Let’s go on an adventure!


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