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Peter Picone

User Experience Industry Leader, Owner & Chief Design Officer Half-Tide Designs, Inc.

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  • Boxford 01921 Freelancer in
  • Graduation: Masters
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
    Travel and supplemental costs will be billed at cost.
  • Languages: English (first language) | French (basic knowledge)
  • Last update: 06.11.2015
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Staff Mentoring, Design Leadership, Contextual Inquiry, Technological Innovation, Task Analysis, Interaction Design, User Scenarios, User Studies, Wire Framing, Iterative Design, Website Testing, Usability Engineering, Usability Testing, Site Maps, User Experience, Information Architecture, Human-computer Interaction, Needs Analysis, User-centered Design, Agile, Requirements Gathering, Prototyping, Heuristic Evaluation, Experience Design, User Interface Design, Usability Design, User Interface, Focus Groups, Design Thinking, Information Design, Design Strategy, Customer Experience, Product Design, user experience strategist, Personnel Leadership, Concept Ideation, Paper Prototyping, Heuristic Analysis, Human Factors Engineering, Contextual Design, Participatory Design, Portals, Rapid Prototyping, Mobile Design, E-commerce, Creative Direction, Web Applications, User Research, Web Design, Persona
Half-Tide Designs, Inc
Owner, and Chief Experience Officer
0.2000 - today
IT consulting services for web, web portal, intranet, handheld devices and all areas of user-centered design. Providing clients of all sizes with design and development consulting services in the Food / Warehousing, Retail Pharmaceutical, and Outplacement Services industries. Interface design and testing methods developed and integrated for custom handheld applications, warehouse inventory management portals, and hand-held scanning devices.
1-10 employees

Director of User Experience (UX)
0.2010 - 0.2012
Responsible for the overhaul of the old, and creation of the new user experience for all products within the FSGBU Product Suite. Defined and implemented the operational practices required for the newly formed UX team to interact with external clients, offshore development teams and internal stakeholders (PM, Sales, corporate design). Primary change management role in the implementation and instruction of UX processes as acquired companies adopt Oracle’s development methods. Mentor junior team members on advanced UX techniques.
Information Technology and Services
10,001+ employees

User Experience Design Lead - Global Product Support
0.2005 - 0.2010
User experience lead for overhaul and integration of all IBM Product and Services Support sites.

• Created and managed overall design plan, performed requirements analysis and creation, user surveys, conceptual and prototype design development.

• International user testing in Asian and Europe, and product release roll-out strategy.

• Site successfully integrated support content and sites for 24,000+ products from 3 major divisions within IBM into a single Portal.

• Tactfully integrated all stakeholder concerns into the process.
Information Technology and Services

Usability Professionals\' Association
Member - Board of Directors
0.2006 - 0.2009
Served as member on Board of Directors for Usability Professionals\' Association, a non-profit professional society of over 6000 international usability practitioners. Focal point for all education and growth of new and aspiring college members of the society.

• Led professional development subgroup.

• Formed and ran global mentoring program.

• Prior service as President, VP and Treasurer of the New England Chapter.

IBM / Rational
Manager - User Centered Design Services
0.2004 - 0.2005
Provided strategic, technical and managerial guidance to team of user experience engineers involved in creation of development and test tools.

• Performed user analysis, product design, and user testing of future Rational middleware tools as they migrate to Eclipse environment resulting in higher user satisfaction.

• Improved group testing capability by designing and installing a new usability lab on site.

• Led group by technical example through interactive design and usability portion of numerous product release cycles.

• Chief advocate for introduction of User Centered Design to development culture.

• Translated user requirements and business goals from Product Management to detailed design prototypes and specifications.
Information Technology and Services

Sr. Staff Consultant
0.1997 - 0.2001
Structured and executed client engagements for front-end/user experience design for a variety of commercial, government, and financial industry clients.

• Wrote proposals and executed programs to ensure both client and end-user needs were correctly assessed, and the proper blend of services and talents were integrated at the proper times to meet the client needs.

• Gathered requirements for, analyzed, designed, integrated and tested client user interface designs. All client engagements performed to the complete satisfaction of the customer, on schedule and within budget.

• Formalized the UE engagement model integrating a UML based design process.
Computer Software

Liberty Mutual Insurance
User Experience Project Manager
0.1995 - 0.1997
Special Projects Manager, Usability
Installed and managed the operation, staffing, scheduling and utilization of new usability lab facilities. Developed division-wide software usability policies and procedures for integration into the corporate software development process. Provided design and prototyping services to all division strategic software programs while helping them make the transition from mainframe to client/server applications.
• Redesigned the look and feel of the division intranet.

• Educated business analysis groups on user centered design perspective and added value to their deliverables.

• Liaison between business partners and I/S organization.

• Developed and taught usability and design courses to the Ireland based subsidiaries, and across the Commercial Markets Division.

• Mentored and guided all junior level interface designers as a part of their formal training.
10,001+ employees

Dynamics Research Corporation
Human Factors Engineer and Senior Staff Analyst
0.1980 - 0.1995
Consultant to over 100 different defense and government contracting projects, programs and proposals, both hardware and software based. Individual project management and the technical and managerial oversight of 5 Human Factors Engineers.

• The work was focused on analyzing and defining the end-user roles and requirements, and integrating them into the overall system design.

• Negotiated numerous corporate strategic teaming agreements in the US and Canada.

• Authored Congressional decision papers.
Defense & Space
Peter is available to the local Boston area, and is available to travel as necessary to client sites.  Extensive experience working and communicating remotely.

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