Hi! I am Gloria, a PhD UX Researcher/ Scientist at Northrop Grumman. 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