img_1474 Hi! I am Gloria, a PhD UX Researcher/ Scientist at Northrop Grumman. I am interested in anything HIT, STEM, and 🇬🇭. I am a unicorn and I know. 🙃 I received my PhD at UMBC. I have both industry- and academic-standard research which yields evidence-based product and design decisions on research solutions. My dissertation research investigates brain fitness games as an intervention for age-related cognitive decline in healthy older adults.

Here are some skills and competencies I have acquired over the years.

  • UX Research: Special focus on cross-cultural research and emerging demographics. Other specialties include  remote user research methods, ethnographic field studies, lab usability testing, surveys, card sorting, A/B testing, heuristic evaluation, new technology development/innovation
  • Design Process: facilitating design sprints, service design, frame-working, opportunity mapping, idea generation, brainstorming, rapid prototyping, agile design, storytelling, business strategy
  • Programming Skills: HTML/CSS, Swift with Xcode, SQL, R.
  • Design Software: Axure, Sketch, InVision, Visio Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign.
  • Other Skills: Graphic design, transcription from audio, Video editing, public speaking, group facilitation, and storytelling