I'm Marie-Claire Dean.
I'm a product designer with a passion for user centered design. I am also an advocate of creative thinking approaches and design thinking.
I specialize in experience design for software. I've worked on lots of websites, web applications, mobile and social media products, enterprise software, applying principles and techniques from psychology and social sciences, human factors, human-computer interaction, visual design, accessibility and usability. My Ph.D focused on natural language generation and human communication with machines, a combination of Artificial intelligence and Human Computer Interaction. Yes, I'm also a scientist.
I have a strong drive for innovation and have designed, envisioned and created new products for different market places and industries from scratch, as well as the strategy for bringing them to market and gaining user adoption. I bring the power and energy of design thinking to both startups and big companies.
I'm a totally disruptive thinker and work best in environments that welcome change, where I can explore, experiment, create, and draw from my wealth of skill sets rather than be limited to simply being a "designer".
I love to draw, take photos and skateboard. I'm a student and teacher of Yoga. I'm always exploring new things.
- Ideation (able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena)
- Input (likes to collect and archive all kinds of information)
- Activation (makes things happen by turning thoughts into action)
- Achiever (has a great deal of stamina and works hard)
- Includer (is accepting of others)
(According to Gallup Strengthsfinder2.0 test)
Myers-Briggs Profile: ENTP
Top 5 things I love doing at work:
- Design thinking
- User-centered design
- Lean & Agile UX
- Creative problem solving
- Design facilitation