UX Designer / Consultant
Five years back from now, I never heard anything like UX, HCI or Usability. After completing my Bachelor's in Computer System Engineering, I wasn't sure which field to opt for my future. It was then when I decide to pursue my education further. Therefore, I took admission in MS Software Engineering program. During the third semester of this course, I stumble upon HCI. It was for the first time I heard of HCI and, to be honest, I with all the other students tried to shut this course because we thought it's not worth it. But I thank you for my university and my HCI teacher that they asked us to take at least one lecture and then decide whether it's worth it or not.
Well, that's when my journey towards becoming UX Designer started. After that course, I opted HCI for my thesis. Completed my thesis successfully with one publication. Joined as a User Researcher in the company which was the only company in the Pakistan offering this Job. My boss was a graduate in HCI from the University of central London (UCL). We together build the number of excellent applications with excellent UX.
After my boss shifted to Australia, I started working as a freelancer and since then have worked with the number of big companies. Solved number of UX issues and build many mobile and web applications from scratch!
MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE
USER INTERFACE DESIGN
MOBILE APP DESIGN
WEB APP DESIGN
MY LATEST WORK
Feb 2017 - Present
Researched and designed a more valuable experience for day to day users of SimSim wallet. Leading the design for SimSim wallet and Payroll Plus. Delivering design for Android, iOS, and Web. Working with PMs and engineers to define the features.
Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
Optimizing existing features & flows on the mobile & web apps using a research and data-driven design approach. Working with product managers to define requirements and draw the best design ideas from the team. Working with the end-users (i.e. Patients and Doctors), the Chief Product Officer and engineers.
Jan 2014 - Present
User Experience Designer (Freelance)
As a freelancer on Upwork got a chance to work with a number of different clients from different countries with different requirements and needs. Working with the leading competitors of Kayak. Delivering and testing the design for Mobile and Web. Working with the Lead UX Designer to define new features and to bring old features into user understanding. Working with the people who worked in a company like Dropbox. Currently, working with them on a very unique idea of property management. Leading the design based on user research. Interacting with the CEO, Manager, and Developers to define the feature and to understand constraints from the development side. Performed usability reviews on the number of different Mobile and Web apps.
Oct 2015 - Feb 2016
Helped the team in solving UX problems which they were facing while implementing Listentool web application. Worked with CEO, PMs, and engineers to understand and provide appropriate solutions for the problems they were facing.
Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
Took part in understanding, what is the relationship between UX and Human-Computer Interaction. Learned how to implement UX learnings into an actual projects. Helped with different projects, starting from scratch to the end. Got involved directly with clients. Did 1-to-1 meetings with them to understand their requirements and then brainstormed with the team on how we can proceed with it.