A UX Researcher and Designer night and day. I love all things UX, but love localisation above all else. Here you can find my portfolio and writing.
UX is my day and my night. Crafting, researching and writing about how users tick, trends in technology and how we as technologists should be inclusive for everyone.
I never experienced my Portuguese side, so now I study every culture there is. Learning languages, peoples' normal, and how they expect their experiences.
While I do a broad range of UX things, what really makes me tick is research. Without users, interviews and usability testing, everything is a hypothesis.
In my spare time I study all of the things in user experience that consistently change across cultures. I am crafting a template for all international researchers, to help for localising projects, called the Budaya Series. Its aim is to help developers and designers alike, with design examples and code snippets how to build systems to cater for a global audience.
For 2 years I have been volunteering with CodeFirst:Girls. Starting with their Ruby course in Manchester, to date I have taught basic web development, Python and Ruby in London. In addition to the courses I've also ran my UX Master Class twice!
For 13 weeks I co-taught with the amazing Kate Alexander for 23 Code Street, a course where for every person taught in London, we teach a disadvantaged woman in India. The course teaches basic web development, Node and version control.
I volunteer for many groups in the tech community including a committee member of the Manchester Java Community. To date I've spoken at Ladies that UX Manchester and London, Women Hack for Non Profits, London Java Community and EmpowerHack.