Schachenmann Planung und Beratung – Product Designer
Feb 2017 – Present
Undertaking research on the technologies and user needs for lighting control systems used by small theatres and halls. Developing software user experience design and leading the software development.
HUBER+SUHNER AG – Software Test Management Intern
May 2017 – November 2017
Defining test scope, methodology and timeline. Preparing tests scripts, running usability tests, managing bug-list and coordinating fixes with developers.
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste – Research Assistant
August 2016 – December 2016
Building partnerships and doing preliminary work for a CTI research project application
MoSan – Field Researcher
Jun 2015 – Mar 2016
Collaborated with WSUP in Kisumu, Kenya to test the MoSan and BadBox. Responsibilities: trial planning, end user interviews, trail results analysis. Achievements: design criteria defined, prototypes successfully trialed. Worked with local staff, and organised local services e.g. translators
Tait Communications – Junior Test Analyst
Nov 2012 – June 2014
Tested embedded software in radios used by public safety and utilities personal. Customers included: NZ Police, Saudi Border Guard, Colorado State Police. Responsibilities: manually testing features, development and maintenance of python-scripted automated tests, and issue management. Achievements: feature test management, and the development of cross-functional usability testing capabilities with the Usability Design team.
UniCol, The University of Otago – Residential Assistant
Feb 2012 – Nov 2012
Provided live-in care for 518 first year students as part of a 28 person team at the largest residential college at the University of Otago.
Scott Technology Ltd – Design Intern
Sep 2011 – Feb 2012
At the Dunedin office, l managed experiments, wrote reports, designed devices, read patents, researched, developed concepts and helped out in the workshop.
The University of Otago – Student Researcher
Nov 2010 – Feb 2011
A summer research project to optimise a new innovation. Extreme care and attention to detail was needed to design and conduct experiments, then interpret results.
Master of Arts in Product Design
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Feb 2015 – Jun 2016
Developed PooPac, a bioactive, waterproof and biodegradable paper bag for human faeces. Conducted field research in Kenya and biology experiments.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Design for Technology
University of Otago
Jul 2009 – Nov 2012
Studied a mixture of Industrial Design, Thermodynamics, and Computer Science. Analysed a single-blade wind-turbine, and graduated with first class honours.
lnDesign, Photoshop, lllustrator, Solidworks, Fluent, rapid prototyping, test automation, manual testing, test project management, process innovation, Python, and Jenkins.
Can-do attitude, archery, critical thinking, quick learning, and German.
References available on request