tamar Medeiros, from Brazil, currently lives in Shanghai (China), where he works as Product Design Manager of the Geospatial Business Unit at Autodesk®, and helps promote Interaction Design as the local coordinator for the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has developed several websites and interactive media campaigns, both as art director and, later, as creative director for several new media agencies in Pernambuco, Brazil. As an Information Design specialist, served a two-year term as member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Society of Information Design, lead the Design Research team of the Hypermedia Lab at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, and held a lecturing position as Assistant Program Director of the Visual Communication Department at Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai. Since 2001 has been teaching on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Hypermedia in Design and Information Systems undergraduate programs, as well in some graduate studies departments.
WORK EXPERIENCE --------------- AUTODESK, INC. Shanghai, PRChina February, 2008 – Present ::: Product Design Manager ::: In this position I provide coaching and resources to a team of user experience professionals who's duties include user research, interaction design, visual design, and usability engineering for Autodesk's Geospatial Business Unit based in Shanghai, producing computer software for desktop Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and Web Mapping. --- AUTODESK, INC. Shanghai, PRChina October, 2007 – Present ::: Product Designer ::: Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content company, offering customers progressive business solutions through powerful technology, products and services. Its recently established new research and development center in Shanghai with 1,500 employees is the biggest R&D center among multinational firms in China. My roles at Autodesk include: researching and validating clear and achievable interaction design specifications for the company's computer software products based on user input; translating customers needs into innovative design solutions; optimizing product usability, learnability and customer satisfaction; creating and documenting conceptual designs and feature specifications. --- RAFFLES DESIGN INSTITUTE Shanghai, PRChina July, 2005 - October, 2007 :::Interactive Media Lecturer::: -Teaching position of USER INTERACTION DESIGN classes at the Advanced Diploma of Interactive Media Design program and INVESTIGATION & PRACTICE classes at the BA (Hons) in Multimedia Design program at the Visual Communication department at the Raffles Design Institute. --- FACULDADE SANTA MARIA Recife - Pernambuco - BRAZIL January, 2003 - Present :::Assistant Professor::: -Teach COGNITION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES and COMPUTER GRAPHICS classes at the Undergraduate Information Systems program at the Faculdade Santa Maria; --- BRAZILLIAN SOCIETY OF INFORMATION DESIGN Recife - Pernambuco - BRAZIL November, 2002 - Present :::Board of Directors::: -organize the First Information Design International Conference in Brazil, to be held in september, 2003; -assist with Treasury routine of the society infrastructure. ----- FUNDIÇÃO DESIGN & TECNOLOGIA (Usability Consultancy Firm) Recife - Pernambuco - BRAZIL April, 2003 - Present :::Usability Project Manager::: -Evaluate and Design Software interfaces; -Manage usability improvement project of software interfaces; -Research usability issues on software development; --- UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE PERNAMBUCO Recife - Pernambuco - BRAZIL January, 2002 - Present :::Assistant Professor::: -Teach HYPERMEDIA and SEMIOTICS classes at the Undergraduate Design Program at the Center of Arts and Communications of the Pernambuco´s Federal University; -Coordinate the VIRTUS[Hypermedia Lab] design team; -Orientation of undergraduate final projects; --- PIXEL8 (Interactive Media Agency) Recife - Pernambuco - BRAZIL August, 2001 - Present :::Creative Director::: -Planning branding strategies for Internet; -Design and execution of advertising campaigns, specifically for the web; -Design, implement and maintain web sites in the company's portfolio; --- ICORP.COM (Interactive Media Agency) Recife - Pernambuco - BRAZIL November, 1999 - August, 2001 :::Art Director::: -Design and execution of advertising campaigns, specifically for the web; -Design, implement and maintain web sites in the company's portfolio; --- RADIX (Web Search Engine) Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil February, 2000 - February, 2001 :::Web Designer::: -Conceive visual identity for Radix products, both for conventional and web media; -Research new technologies for web environment, and study possibilities of how these technologies could be adopted by the company; -Design, implement and maintain company's web site; --- Center for Advanced Studies and Systems at Recife (IT Think Tank) Recife - Pernambuco - BRAZIL August, 1998 - February, 2000 :::Graphic Designer::: -Conceive visual identity for the company's projects, both for conventional and web media; -Research new technologies for web environment, and study possibilities of how these technologies could be adopted by the company; -Design, implement and maintain web sites in the company's portfolio; EDUCATION: --------- 2007-2008 Northumbria University Newscastle, UK Master of Arts in DESIGN PRACTICE 2004-2005 Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Recife, Pernambuco Master of Design in INFORMATION DESIGN 2001-2002 Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Recife, Pernambuco Postgraduate Diploma in INFORMATION DESIGN 1997-2000 Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Recife, Pernambuco Bachelor of Arts in GRAPHIC DESIGN 1992-1994 Universidade de Pernambuco Recife, Pernambuco Bachelor of Science in Civil engineering (not concluded) Minico High School Idaho, USA Class of 1992