Ing. Doubrava Štěpán

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All employment relationships to date:

  • 2010 – Present – FatDUX – Managing Director (CZ, DK)
    I founded the Prague office of the Danish design agency FatDUX. I lead projects, communicate with our clients, analyze their problems and come up with solutions. For each project I put together a team or experts, but ultimately it is my responsibility to deliver results in outstanding quality. As Managing Director, I am responsible for business development, key account management, but also all legal and high-level operations.
  • 2008 – 2011 – ExperienceU – CEO and Founder (CZ)
    Using the know-how and expertise that I gained while working at Sun Microsystems, I founded the first purely usability/user experience agency in the Czech Republic. ExperienceU was focused primarily on international user research and usability testing. I was mailny responsible for creating Personas and user profiles, but I was also moderating user testing sessions, creating reports and presenting results to our clients. I sold ExperienceU to a Czech IT holding.
  • 2006 – 2010 – Sun Microsystems – UI Architect NetBeans C/C++ (CZ, USA, RUS)
    I was responsible for user interfaces of Sun Microsystems C/C++ development environment and affiliated tools (debuggers, profilers, compilers). Working with engineering teams in California and Saint Petersburg (Russia) was a great experience and opportunity to participate on the development of cutting edge products. I have learned how to explain the importance of user experience and evangelize the usability to highly technical developers, engineers and scientists.
  • 2005 – 2006 – Ricardo – GUI Designer (CZ, UK)
    I was responsible for the design of complex user interface of a finite-element solver, developed to help mechanical engineers to assemble analyses, simulate various operating conditions and explore results. I was in charge of the UI of the product while engineers in England were responsible for the solvers and the back-end.
  •  2004 – 2005 – Airbus – Designer (GER)
    I was working for Airbus (Hamburg, Germany) where I led a small team of designers. We worked on 3D mockups and assemblies. I had a unique chance to witness the first flight of Airbus A380 and to share the excitement and euphoria of success with several thousand workers and engineers who participated on the creation of this airplane.

 

Professional experience:

  • Zkušenost se založením a úspěšným prodejem vlastního start-upu v oblasti user research.
  • Podnikatel v oblasti vývoje a tvorby internetových aplikací
  • Designer a architekt SW pro Sun Microsystems/NetBeans

 

Skills:

  • User Experience Design
  • User Centered Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Emotional Design
  • User Research
  • User Testing
  • Gamification

 

Specialisation:

  • Software design

 

References and main professional successes:

  • Založil českou pobočku dánské User experience Design agentury FatDUX Založil a prodal User Research a UX agenturu ExperienceU. UI Architect of NetBeans.org at SunMicrosystems UI Designer of Fearce (finite element solver) Ricardo
  • Pod jeho vedením byly mezi roky 2008-2013 v agenturách FatDUX a ExperienceU úspěšně realizováno přes 90 projektů pro společnosti jako: eBay, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Telefonica, Samsung, HP, IBM, Adidas, Amadeus, Shell, Annonce, a mnoho dalších.
  • Pro tyto společnosti pomohl definovat strategii konkrétních produktů a doplnit vývojový proces o User Experience (UX) a User Centered Design (UCD) procesy.
  • Je jedním z klíčových členů České UX komunity. Je spoluzakladatelem ogranizace SigCHI, která spojuje odborníky v oblasti Computer Human Interaction. Je pořadatelem acce UXBarCamp. Zná se se všemi klíčovými lidmi v ČR, kteří se pohybují v oblasti UX.
  • Úspěšně spolupracuje na projektech s více než 50ti odborníky ze sítě FatDUX v ČR i po celém světě.
  • Přednáší na světových konferencích, Vyučoval semináře o UX, Emočním designu a User Research na Akademii Výtvarných Umění.