Samuel J. Horodezky, Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Samuel J. Horodezky

Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since March 8, 2018
Samuel is the type of guy who can take a complicated mess—fully drawing upon his many years of design and leadership experience in UX process and strategy—and figure out how to fix it. During his more than 15-year career, he’s worked primarily at two large companies but he retains the mindset of an entrepreneur. Samuel possesses extensive experience both as an individual contributor and in more formal management roles.
Samuel is now available for hire

Employment

  • Director of User Experience

    2011 - 2017
    Teradata Corporation
    • Translated complex business requirements into modern and simple user experiences.
    • Worked on multiple marketing-related web applications including marketing operations, customer segmentation, and digital marketing deployment.
    • Managed and owned the UX strategy, UX roadmap, and the development of the UX concepts.
    • Managed a team of more than ten designers.
    • Conducted onsite ethnographic research.
    • Collected extensive user feedback (both remotely and in-person).
    • Conducted an extensive market analysis of competitors.
    Technologies: Web Applications, Enterprise SaaS
  • Senior Manager of Human Factors

    2003 - 2011
    Qualcomm
    • Designed two complete mobile user interfaces from soup to nuts.
    • Was awarded six patents from USPTO.
    • Built numerous internal web-based UIs including a timecard system and a visitor check-in system.
    • Directed a program of mobile innovation to inspire and predict future mobile usage.
    • Designed and specified Windows-based software.
    • Managed a team of 15 designers.
    • Instituted a rigorous UX defect management and quality control process.

Other Experience

  • B2B UX – Common Obstacles and Attainable Solutions (Publication)
    Bad B2B UX is everywhere—but the situation is not hopeless. By understanding the pitfalls, and having a strategic user-centered design plan, designers can pave the way to saving enterprise software.

Education

  • Master of Science degree in Cognitive Science
    1998 - 2000
    University of California, San Diego - La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Psychology
    1994 - 1998
    McGill University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Experience

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

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