Curriculum Vitae

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Curriculum Vitae for Barry Briggs

Objective

To be part of a team creating world-class digital experiences which are engaging, inspirational, market-leading, and standards defining. To use my application design experience and industry knowledge to ensure simplicity of design and application usability are integral.

Key responsibilities

User experience, Information architecture, User-centered design, Persuasive design, User research, Usability testing

Key skills

Competitor analysis, Expert reviews, Persona creation, Scenario creation, Card sorting, Sitemap creation, User journeys & application workflows, Wireframing & prototyping, Interaction design, Usability testing

Tools

Axure RP Pro, OmniGraffle Pro, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Silverback, Morae, Treejack and various online collaboration & testing tools

Key work

  • BBC Bitesize
  • ASICS Global
  • Phones 4u
  • The Perfume Shop
  • Lexus UK
  • Unilever
  • Oxfam GB
  • Greenpeace
  • The Car People
  • Parasol Group
  • First TransPennine Express
  • National Union of Students (NUS)
  • Butlins
  • Beaverbrooks
  • Chester Zoo
  • Matalan
  • HMV
  • Arcadia Group (Top Shop, Burtons, etc)
  • William Hill

Experience

Senior User Experience Architect, BBC UX&D, Salford UK May 2015 – Present

Senior User Experience Consultant, Amaze, Manchester UK April 2012 – May 2015
Working closely with clients, key stakeholders, internal account management teams, creative and development staff and other key user groups to define solutions primarily for Hybris-based ecommerce solutions, but also for mobile content solutions and in-store kiosk and tablet interfaces.

User Experience Architect, Code Computerlove, Manchester UK May 2008 – April 2012
Principle User Experience Architect at Code Computerlove, a digital marketing agency with a large selection of multi-national clients in a range of sectors and services, across the UK and Europe. I was brought in to Code to help introduce a user-centered design approach into their project methodology, and to help formalize the User Experience discipline within the company. I have worked on a wide range of award-winning and industry-leading client sites, both transactional and non-transactional. During this time I have utilized all aspects of the User Experience discipline while working closely with clients, key stakeholders, internal account management teams, creative and development staff and other key user groups.

User Interface Architect, William Hill, Leeds UK October 2005 – May 2007
Principle User Interface Architect for market-leading online betting company, responsibilities included governance over the user experience for all public and back office interfaces across a range of channels and platforms, implementing a user-centered design process, defining information architecture, technical specifications, usability, accessibility, design and planning, integration with 3rd party payment and data caching systems, RSS data and multimedia feeds.

Key responsibilities

  • User-Centered Design
  • Defining UI Standards
  • Information Architecture
  • Technology Evaluation & Selection

Web Developer, William Hill, Leeds UK June 2001 – October 2005
Lead developer for market-leading online betting company, responsibilities included defining technical specifications, design & planning and governance over all public-facing areas of the company’s online betting website and integration with other channels such as Poker, Casino and Bingo. Technologies used include ASP, XML/XSL and Visual Basic.

Web Developer, Pilot Interactive, Leeds UK March 2000 – May 2001
Whilst at Pilot I developed a number of high profile, nationally promoted websites for multinational corporations and household brands. I also assisted in several infrastructure-based projects such as a migration of the email system onto Microsoft Exchange Server. Websites I worked on included the Disney Channel, BBC, Nestlé and Nestlé Rowntrees, HSBC and Codemasters. Technologies used include PHP, ASP and Perl.

Web Developer, FLG21, Leeds UK March 2000 – May 2001
I joined FLG21 as a Junior Web Developer and refined my self-taught skills to an industrial standard, building a variety of both static and dynamic database-driven client websites using layered Photoshop and Illustrator documents as reference. During this time I became aware of W3C Standards, User Interface theories and coding “best practices”. Websites I worked on included EMAP publishing, Slazenger, Ferrari, Slush Puppy and Clifford Chance. Technologies used include ASP and Perl.

Education

1995 – 1998
HND Software Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield UK