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SUMANTA CHATTERJEEEXPERIENCE / SKILLS SUMMARY 11+ years of front-end, user-centered design experience. Human Factors International (HFI) certified usability analyst. Proficiency in designing highly usable, scalable and customizable enterprise web applications and sites for both desktop and handheld (mobile) devices. Strong leadership, project management and people management qualities. User Interface Design (UI inception to completion, complete project life cycle). Requirements gathering, user research, competitive analysis, information architecture, Heuristic evaluation, wireframes and Hi/Low Fidelity prototype, use-case development, persona creation, user research, intuitive page flow design, usability testing Design, Usability and Branding strategy for corporate. Adaptability and flexibility including ability to manage pressure, ambiguity and change. Ability to work with geographically distributed team. Excellent planning and consulting skills developed from extensive work with customers and team members on a variety of challenging projects. Experience designing user experience deliverables for corporate products in iterative, waterfall and Agile development environments; experience across the entire Product Development Life Cycle. Team player with proven capability to work within tight timescales whilst maintaining accuracy. Strong client interaction and presentation skills, with experience working with cross- disciplinary teams from requirements until product launch on multiple projects Instrumental in providing on-going feedback to team members, and sharing knowledge and experience with them to enhance their overall performance. Conducting awareness sessions and training on design and usability engineering methodology Excellent understanding of Web technologies, Browser versions, User Interface and visual design with experience and understanding of the various platform constraints and implementation of the document object modelPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEFidelity InternationalSince July 2005 to Till DateUasbility & Designe Lead Conceptualize and manage designs for Fidelity websites, web based applications, mobile applications and company intranet. Established and manage the Usability team out of Fidelity Gurgaon center (currently 5 member team). Also contribute as an individual. Strategically plan and dynamically adapt to ongoing change when designing a user experience roadmap that aligns usability metrics with business goals, in partnership with cross functional teams across multiple business units. Work with stakeholders, product managers, business analyst, market team for understanding requirements, business goals. Define and implement usability strategy across projects. Manage projects (design part) and ensure all tasks are delivered within timelines and are of highest quality and standards meeting business goals. Decide the usability strategy of the project. Conduct user research/analysis, heuristic evaluation, competitive analysis. Develop and create wireframes, hi/low fidelity prototype, cognitive walkthrough, personas, information architecture, survey etc. Organize and conduct usability tests and evaluations, as well as contextual inquiries
Analyze web logs (web analytic tool like Google Analytics) and suggest suitable usability solutions that meet business goals. Conducting awareness sessions and training on design and usability engineering methodology Mentor team members; provide regular feedback, share knowledge and experience, also update them with the latest development in the field of usability to enhance their overall performance. Accomplishments Started as a single member user experience team and gradually managing a team of 5 user experience engineers out of Gurgaon center. Transitioned a lot of usability projects from US and UK to India (Gurgaon). Successfully delivered user experience deliverables for a number of projects like Fidelity UK, Korea, Japan, Singapore retail sites; FundsNetwork revamp, PlanViewer application (institutional business), Fidelity UK mobile site, Boston Coach (Fidelity owned company), SeaPort Hotel (Fidelity owned company), HRAccess application (user experience improvements), US and UK intranets, internal applications like Matching Grant scheme etc. Co-led in setting up a user experience community within Fidelity to collaborate and update regarding the latest in the field of usability, latest project, work etc. Organize quarterly conference.Trinity BPM Pvt. Ltd. (Now WNS)Since June 2004 to July 2005Sr. Web Designer (Usability Analyst) Maintaining UI Design Standards, Information Architecture, Task & Process Flow. Creating page layouts, Conceptual Design, High/Low Fidelity Prototyping. Devising User Interfaces and applying usability principles, the primary role is to improve the GUI, solve navigational issues, presenting new ideas to the team members, helping developers in improving the UIs, standardizing templates and prototypes. Creating personas, workflows. Working with Team and / or business analysts to understand user needs, business and functional requirements to develop interactions and navigation systems. Responsible for the visual quality, overall look and feel of the site. Working at bridging user and business requirements; applying and instigating branding awareness through a quality design framework. Accomplishments Instrumental in designing the user interface for the online mortgage banking application of First Magnus Financial Corporation (FMFC), applying usability principals. This included creation of Wireframes, High/Low fidelity prototype, Task and process flows, Information Architecture, Navigational Flows, Branding etc. Designed the user interface of other FMFC products like Post Closing application, Indexing application, and FMFC Online application. Designed the user interface for the Trinity corporate website, company intranet and Leave Management System.
eBiz Systems Ltd.Since April 2001 to May 2004Sr. Web Designer Designing of user interface layouts, mockup screens, visual interfaces, logo design and branding for content driven, application based and e-learning websites Front end development; including HTML prototyping Flash based presentations for CBT’s and WBT’s Accomplishments Designed the user interface of a large number of application like Lucent Fast Tracker, Lucent Surplus Stock Management System, Contract to Cash application for QAI, EShop application for SME-ASP, etc Designed the user interface of a large number of websites like EducationIndia, USAID, Brtish Council India, Lee Cooper India, SQL Star, etc Design and maintenance of the corporate website for eBiz. TECHNICAL EXPERTIESDesign Methods Research & discovery Prototyping tools Ethnography Lab Usability testingUser Centred Design Adobe Photoshop Remote Usability testingInformation Architecture Adobe Illustrator User researchInteraction Design Adobe Flash Observational studiesUser Interface Design Adobe Fireworks InterviewsVisual Design Adobe DreamWeaver Context mappingGraphic Creation & production OmniGraffle Heuristic evaluationBrainstorming Axure Contextual inquiriesIdeation MS Visio, Office Focus groupsSketching HTML Survey designPersona creation CSS Card sortingWire frames Logo researchHi/Low Fidelity PrototypeTask flow mappingScenario based design PresentationExperience prototyping Story telling presentationsProof of concept (POC) Usability findings reportsPaper prototyping Video Product demosStoryboards Active / Interactive demosWeb Accessibility
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 1996 – 1999: Bachelor of Commerce, Calcutta University 1994 – 1996: High SchoolCERTIFICATIONS Human Factors International (HFI) certified usability analyst (CUA). Certification in ITIL Foundation by APMG International. Brainbench certification in Adobe Photoshop CS Brainbench certification in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Brainbench certification in HTML 1999 - PGDCA in Web Technology from IIS Websity.TRAINING(S) ATTENDED User-Centered Analysis and Conceptual Design by HFI The Science and Art of Effective Web and Application Design by HFI Practical Usability Testing by HFI Putting Research into Practice by HFI ITIL Foundation provided by HP. Seven Habits of Successful People CMMi 5 (Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 5) ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Information and Security.PERSONAL INFORMATIONDate of Birth: 29th January’ 1978Sex: MaleMarital Status: MarriedPassport No: A8747651Home: F 75, II Floor, Vikaspuri, New Delhi - 110018Contacts: 0-9810774556.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com