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Smitha Barki is a UX practitioner developing strategies for designing intuitive, quality experiences for projects and products based on the needs of her users. Smitha has built strong relationships with clients, product management peers, development and other critical partners to establish and deliver on requirements that enhances digital experiences. She has extensive business background in retail, eCommerce, banking and travel industries.

She is skilled in various roles as a UX lead, team member, or sole practitioner. Her specialties include

  • User Research, Interaction Design and Information Architecture
  • Creating mobile strategy and solutions
  • Rapid prototyping and visualization using tools such as Axure, Invision and Paper
  • Taking large scale cross-functional projects with relevant research and user experience from concept development, wireframes and interaction design to final execution
  • Deliverables such as scenarios, user journey maps, personas, low and high fidelity prototypes, annotated wireframes, and/or clickable prototypes
EXPERIENCE
Sr. User Experience Architect, The Home Depot
October 2015 – Current

Sr. Interaction Designer, Razorfish Atlanta
May 2013 – September 2015

UX Lead, TCS Mobile Solutions Unit
March 2010 – March 2011

Information Architect, Macquarium
August 2007 – Nov 2008

Graduate Research Assistant, GaTech
August 2002 – May 2004

 

UX Lead, IBM Real Time Events
April 2011 – April 2013

Sr. UX Designer, Mobients
Dec 2008 – March 2010

UX Analyst, The Learning Federation, Australia
August 2004 – Dec 2005

Systems Analyst, Ramco Systems, India
July 1998 – October 2001

EDUCATION

M.S IDT (Information Design and Technology), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002 – 2004

MISCELLANEOUS
Volunteer and Fundraiser
The Kyle Pease Foundation,JDRF, The Organization of Autism Research
Blogger
Marathoner and Triathlete www.fauxrunner.com