I'm an interaction designer and web developer in Halifax relocating to Seattle. Over the last three years I have built a diverse skillset as a designer, developer, and project manager for a research centre that finds innovative ways to apply technology to solve health issues.
I’m looking to tackle new challenges in the area I’m most passionate about—interaction and user experience design. I want to work with others who are as enthusiastic about this field as I am. I’m eager to learn and know that I will thrive in an environment filled with talented, creative people who are driven to make a difference by creating the world’s best products.
Centre for Research in Family Health
Applied user-centered methods to build a mobile app and website that allows headache sufferers to understand their pain and self-manage treatment.
Planned and facilitated usability tests in a formal research setting. Recommended changes, analyzed data, and collaborated on writing academic papers.
Led a software team and addressed the needs of diverse users and stakeholders with creative, actionable design solutions.
Started an initiative that increased profitability by forming new partnerships with researchers.
2010 → Now
Assisted end users, gaining an appreciation for the influence of well (and poorly) designed software. Supported systems and produced documentation.
2008 → 2009
Established new procedures to evaluate complex business software and document issues found.
Honours Graduate with Distinction, 3.72 GPA
Academic focus in psychology, ergonomics, and human-computer interaction. Program emphasized communication and problem solving skills with large team projects completed every semester.
2009 → 2013
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Educated in software development with Microsoft’s .NET framework and C#. Graduated with Honours from the co-operative education stream.
2006 → 2008
Medals are awarded to an Honour's graduate in recognition of superior achievement in his or her field of study. One medal is awarded per department.
Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University
Applied sketching, paper interfaces, prototyping with Balsamiq and Axure RP, storyboarding, and interface design in a business setting.
Designed logos, websites, business cards, presentations, and other professional communications. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite.
Applied lean startup principles to an internal initiative to develop software for health researchers. Planned and managed software and research projects.
Created research apps for iOS with Objective-C. Now learning Windows 8 app development with C#.
Planned and conducted usability testing. Assisted with planning and conducting health research projects, including writing and editing academic papers.
Mike has exceeded our expectations during his time working with us. Despite his short career, he has made significant contributions to the field of health informatics. For instance, in collaboration with a healthcare team he has built an appl aimed to help headache sufferers to self-manage their condition. Due his outstanding efforts our team is honoured to have Mike working with us.
Dr. Anna Huguet
Supervisor, Centre for Research in Family Health