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Anna Pereira Resume

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Published by: Anna Pereira on Mar 15, 2013
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MIT Media Lab | 75 Amherst Street | Cambridge MA 02142Cell: 971-275-0044 Email: anna@anna-pereira.com Online Portfolio: anna-pereira.com
Background and experience in designing, implementing, and leading physical HCI and usabilitystudies for major corporations and universities
Research findings directly impacted final products and projects – enhancing comfort, productivity,usability, and design
Proficient in usability testing, user interviews, EMG and posture measurement systems, survey design,research study design, and product development
Strengths include leadership, project management, and oral and written communication skills
Extensive publication and presentation list, including first author in Human Factors Journal, numerousconference proceedings, and industry and academic presentations
RESEARCH AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE:Usability and Design Work with the Tangible Media Group
Collaboration with MIT 
– CurrentWorking with multiple design teams in the MIT Media Lab including:
Collaborating on design, user studies, and publications of: gesture interaction study for surgeons inoperating rooms, FocalSpace, MirrorFugue, and other projects
Developing a usability and user centered design MIT Media Lab seminar 
Participating in Media Lab courses including Design Across Scales and Fundamentals of VisualCommunication
Gesturing Interaction
Collaboration with 3Gear and MIT 
– CurrentCreating a user defined and ergonomic gesture command set
Leading a team of six to complete 30 gesture usability interviews of 34 common HCI commands andanalysis of user defined gestures and ergonomics
Increasing user comfort, usage time, and usability of gesture interaction
Leading additional user study of Leap Motion
Web and Phone Application Usability
 Projects with DISQUS, Wallit, and Queue Technologies
User experience research for projects based on user interviews, usability tests, surveys, and productdevelopment
Increased usability of DISQUS commenting interface
Impacted key design decisions for Wallit (a top 100 iPhone app) based on results from user interviewsand usability testing
Guided development of Queue Technologies user experience per survey results profiling typical users
Tablet and Stylus Design
Collaboration with Microsoft and Nokia
Project lead for tablet design research study on usability and biomechanics of eight tablet models
Created protocol, collected data, and analyzed results
Collaborated directly with industry representatives
Rendered results for industry report and journal publication
Outlined specific design features that increase user tablet preference and usability
Keyboard Design
Collaboration with Microsoft, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard 
Project lead for a keyboard key spacing research study
Presented results at Microsoft headquarters
Influenced new design of Microsoft keyboards, expected next year 
Published results in Human Factors Journal
Incited likely alterations to ISO and ANSI/HFES keyboard standards

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