Ubirajara LUCENA skilled ergonomist & designer

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As you can see in my résumé I graduated with a degree in Industrial Design in 2002 and among other experiences I ran a design company in Brazil from 2004 until 2011, before coming to live in France.

I have experience with all stages of the software development lifecycle, from the preliminary research until product release: ethnographic research, task analysis, benchmarks, paper prototyping, interaction design, interface guidelines, heuristic evaluation, development of paper and computer based prototypes and user testing.

Here you can see some of the projects I have worked on: user interfaces, websites and other user experience projects.

Some Skills

User testing

Experience with the development of questionnaires, recruitment of participants, execution of tests, analysis of results and writing of reports in English, French and Portuguese.

Ethnographic Research

Methodology for the identification of user needs and opportunities for innovation in the user experience.

Heuristic Evaluation

Evaluation of interfaces based on the Nielsen's and Scapin & Bastien's Heuristics.


Development of interfaces and interaction schemes with pencil on paper and also with software tools like Balsamiq, MS Visio, Axure RP and Omnigraffle.


Experience on the definition of experimental protocols and in the execution of eye-tracking based tests.

Graphic Interfaces Design

Solid background on graphic design and more than 10 years of experience with the development of graphical user interfaces.

Front-end development

Excellent background on HTML5, CSS3 and Jquery, and also with content management systems in PHP and Mysql, with many projects developed.

Web Accessibility

For more than a year I was the technical leader of the web accessibility team, responsible for the correction of problems of accessibility of one of the biggest governmental websites in Brazil.