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Laura Oades

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About me

A marine biologist turned UX/UI designer enamoured with crafting meaningful digital experiences

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Skills

  • Ui/ux Design
  • Sketchapp
  • UCD Process
  • Data Analysis
  • Frontend Development
  • Interaction Design

Work history

2017

Digital Product Design Intern - UX/UI

trivago

Nov 2016 - May 2017
  • Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Internship
  • • Role rotated across 3 separate teams: Hotel Search Landing Experience, Progressive Web Application (PWA) and Corporate Functions Digital Design • Led the UX/UI design of trivago’s first PWA within an interdisciplinary team. Created user flows, sketches, interactive prototypes, high-fidelity mockups and associated assets • Designed new global UI components for the internal pattern library, for use across all trivago products (e.g. Hotel Search, Hotel Manager, Internal tools etc.) • Operated within a multidisciplinary scrum team in Hotel Search Landing Experience • Engaged in weekly design critiques with fellow product designers • Participated in design sprints for Hotel Search Landing Pillar • Consulted on data visualization methods for app marketing and advertiser relations • Assisted UX Research team in the design and localization of user tests

Education

2016

MSc Web Development

Edinburgh Napier University

Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Classification: Distinction Awards: Class medal for 2016 Description: • Postgraduate conversion course covering both the theoretical and practical skills required for the development of web-based applications. • Modules spanning a broad range of domains including design, applied programming and digital business. • Masters Thesis: "The Efficacy of The GameFlow Model as a Gerontoludic Design Framework".

2014

MSci Marine Biology

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Aug 2013 - May 2014
  • Wilmington, NC, USA
  • GPA: 3.8 Year of study abroad in partial fulfilment of MSci Marine Biology at the University of Southampton

2015

MSci Marine Biology with Study Abroad

University of Southampton

Sep 2010 - Jul 2015
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Classification: 1st Class Hons. Description: • Integrated Masters degree including a year of study at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, in the United States. • Modules encompassing a wide array of topics related to the biogeochemistry and physics of the global oceans.

Awards

2016

VisitScotland Digital Competition Winner

VisitScotland

  • Created the prize-winning digital tourism experience for Scotland's year of Innovation, Architecture & Design.