About

17 years experience in designing, leading and managing User Experience Design, User Research & Front-end Development of Desktop, Web, Web 2.0, Cloud and Mobile (Android, iPhone & Blackberry) products.

Presently working as Technical Leader- User Experience, as part of the Collaboration Technology Group, at Cisco Systems, Bangalore

Prior to this role, Muthu managed a team of Interaction Designers, Visual Designers & Front End Ui Developers at Cisco WebEx

Prior to Cisco Systems, Muthu worked with organizations such as Sun Microsystems, Honeywell, Satyam Infoway etc.,

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Visual Communication), Loyola College, ’96
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Marketing), ’04

User Experience & design driven Product Innovation

Expertise in evangelizing & implementing user-centered design strategies, processes & participatory design methodologies, both within and across organizations

  • Researched, probed & gathered user requirements through user & stakeholder interviews and surveys.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and mapped business requirements to design-strategies through competitive analysis, prototype-design, validation and iteration.
  • Designed object models, task flow & process flow maps, wire frames, visual design & conducted UI assurance.
  • Planned, facilitated, data-logged usability-lab tests with end-users and proposed design recommendations based on test findings.
  • Proven experience in building, mentoring and leading cross functional UX design & Front-end Development teams

Product & Process Management

  • Thorough exposure to Six Sigma, Velocity, Agile/Lean processes, Metrics based management etc.,
  • Persuasively negotiated and influenced product vision, strategy and requirements by collaborating with cross-functional teams including developers, product managers, business analysts & clients.
  • Exposure to a variety of domains like Online Business Collaboration, Enterprise Servers, Aerospace, Automation & Control Systems, Building Security Solutions, Engineering IT, B2C & B2B, Portals, Online Advertising etc.,
  • Exposure to designing client-sided scripting components and widgets for Rich/ Web 2.0 Applications using front-end technologies like HTML5, CSS3, DOM, JavaScript, Android & iPhone SDK & AJAX
  • Designed “single page interfaces” using UI Libraries like YUI, ExtJS et al

Misc.

Presentations/Workshops

    Muthu giving a live-demo on building a Web 2.0  Layouts using YUI at dCamp Bangalore

  • Designing Web 2.0 Layouts & Widgets
    using XHTML, CSS, DOM, JavaScript and Yahoo UI Library
    Dcamp Bangalore | Yahoo’s Campus, Sept ’07
  • User Centered Design
    BarCamp Bangalore 1 | Yahoo’s Campus, Apr ’06
  • User Centered Design
    BarCamp Chennai 1 | Anna University Campus, Apr ’06
  • UCD & Usability Testing
    World Usability Day | Anna University, Chennai, Nov ’05

Contact

M : 9845913990
E : muthuonline at gmail (dot) com



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