I am an interaction designer who combines a perceptive awareness of people’s needs and desires with advanced technical skills. I've acquired a broad set of skills and methodologies. Among these are physical and digital prototyping, conducting user ethnographic research, conceptual project approach and sketching out scenarios. My interests lie in the creation of highly engaging and playful experiences spanning across a wide field of applications including products, services and environments.
Umea Institute of Design - Umea / Sweden
MA-Masters of Arts 6/2006
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Bogota / Colombia
Professional / 5 years of studies 11/2001
Intern - Interaction Designer Researcher
1/2006 - 6/2006
Development of a study Social Mobile Interaction in Traffic Encounters and the experience with traffic lights for Urban Environments (Master Thesis project in Collaboration with the Interactive Institute). Research, Ethnography, Ideation, Concept Development.
Iconmobile / Berlin-Germany
Intern_ Interface designer
6/2005 - 8/2005
Interface Concept Design for mobile devices.
Fracta Design / Bogota-Colombia
1/2002 - 6/2003
I was a Freelance Designer, designing different products specially furniture design, exhibition and Multimedia products. Concept Development, Production, Marketting
Multiproyectos S. A. / Bogota-Colombia
1/2002 - 12/2002
Concept Design for New furniture Products for Office Environment. Office Systems
Philips Design / Eindhoven - The Netherlands
Intern_ Product/Interaction Designer
1/2001 - 9/2001
I developed my Industrial design degree Project in collaboration with Philips Design, the project was called "In - Out: a Welcome experience" and was about a hardwared-software concept for the experience when arriving and leaving home at the front door. I was also involved in smaller projects in collaboration with people with different backgrounds in design, participating in Brainstorming sessions and Workshops.
Interaction Design Skills:
Hi & Low Fidelity Prototyping techniques
Conceptaulization and dynamic Sketching techniques
Design Iterations when designing with people
Macromedia Studio 8,
Adobe CS Suite,
Phidgets Electronics ,
Nada Software and Teleo Hardware in combination with Flash
I have experience with a broad range of sensors and combination of different medias to build Hi - fidelity prototypes
Languages: Spanish, English.
I am interested in both, the conceptual and the practical aspects of design. Ethnographic and user studies, brainstorming, concept development, strategic and creative direction as well as system definition, rapid prototyping, developing working models, implementation and client relationships. I enjoy working in dynamic and diverse environments and I am an active and productive team participant.
I am interested in exploring beyond the aesthetics of interaction design. The different spatial dimensions of interaction design and tangible interfaces.
I find important to use experience prototypes, and evaluate people's reaction about new future concepts and see the users as a co-creators.
Please visit my online portfolio at : www.patriciapanqueva.com