Name: Aimee Gonzalez-Cameron
Every time I read the sentence, "Send us your folio," I know I'm about to be vetted on inside-the-box grounds. How can one assess, based on wireframes, things like:
- How well I listen and gauge problems in teams and with clients
- How I think about and approach problem solving
- The chemistry between the existing team, the company, and me
The uncomfortable answer is one can't. Further, the artifacts I create for previous clients and companies are often subjected to NDA, which I prefer to respect by showing you my work in person-- when we meet, and talk, so you can actually have a shot at assessing the above 3 points.
In a nutshell:
- I draw on my background in teaching and learning blended with improv acting and international relations to practice listening. I created a concept called inpathy, which is an introspection/empathy feedback loop, to ensure that I stay in close touch with what teams and clients are really saying when they communicate. I can often articulate what people need when they have trouble, and then we get on the path to a solution much faster.
- Problem solving must be holistic. I believe a UX practitioner should bring their whole self to work in terms of their whole body of knowledge -- what have they learned in other contexts that can help them solve the problem in front of them today?
- Intuition and gut feel are important. These aren't culture fit. I've played that game in San Francisco. But how I communicate, how you communicate, and whether we believe in what we are working toward together play a role in how our chemistry will manifest. We have to meet each other to see how that goes.
I know screening candidates requires some scalable solutions, like having a folio to look at, so this file in this repo exists to provide you with clues. You can:
- See what I've been up to via the links above
- Get to know my UX philosophy
- Decide if you are confident enough to ask for specific artifacts and a coffee together. :)