Responsible for organizing a centralized hub of user research resources so departments without dedicated researchers could independently teach themselves to discover their...more users’ needs. Created usability tests and surveys to evaluate new feature hypotheses for AutoCAD, Autodesk’s flagship product. Conducted one-on-one interviews to achieve in-depth understanding of user preferences as they relate to software update notifications.
Director of Digital Tooling
2009 - 2014 (about 5 years)
Empowered clients and coworkers with interactive and automation tools that made the home building process more enjoyable, efficient and accurate. Was responsible for bridging...more the communication gap between technologically savvy employees and non-technical management, salespeople and customers. Brought company to the cutting edge of the homebuilding industry by successfully managing the development of virtual reality home tours and customization tools using the Oculus Rift and Unity3D.
Web-based 3D customization tool for prefabricated homes
Project Manager and Information Architect, Unity3D, Catia, Rhino · The Configurator is a 3D web-based application that allows Blu Homes’ prospective… · More homebuyers to simultaneously experience homes spatially, discover optional customizations and generate real-time pricing for their choices. The 3D models are authored in CATIA, converted through a custom-built conversion pipeline and are loaded into a web application built in Unity and Flash. The tool has allowed just a few salespeople to service thousands of leads per month. To date, Blu’s customers have saved over 23,000 home configurations. The tool has been recognized by several media outlets such Bloomberg, Venture Beat, Gizmodo and PC World.
Researched stakeholder requirements, designed the UI mockups and storyboards, coordinated technical specialists, developed early configurator 3D models, defining their standards, and built the content management system from scratch.
Project Manager, Unity3D, Catia · Prototype allows users to see what their prospective home and views will would look like on their future building… · More site. One can switch between homes and rotate them in relation to the site to optimize scenic views.
Responsibilities as team leader were to collect requirements from sales people and customers, manage interface design and to define technical requirements for the 3D models that were loaded into the application.
First inventor on building configuration patent PCT/US2012/039222 - Method, Apparatus and System for Customizing a Building via a Virtual Environment. patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/WO2012162442