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Umit Gokce

Umit Gokce

Seattle, WA, United States
Member since February 10, 2016
Umit is a digital product design specialist and experienced software entrepreneur who has consulted on over 125 UX/UI design projects for clients like Microsoft, Xbox, F5, AT&T, NTT, Motorola, Nike, and J&J. He is a noted subject matter expert in user-centered and data-driven design. Umit specializes in AI based human-centered chatbots for market intelligence and customer support. He is the creator of the Empathy-Driven Framework for Innovation.
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  • Principal UX/UI Designer and Strategist
    Empathico LLC
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Applied Lean UX, Design Thinking, and Empathy-Driven methodologies to develop prototypes and MVPs for web, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch apps.
    • Managed both in-house and distributed teams to develop app prototypes for capturing, interpreting, and delivering actionable data in medical applications and predictive analytics for financial systems.
    • Curated a collection of MVP and prototyping best practices for entrepreneurs, technologists, and students.
    • Led the team in UI design, interaction design, and usability testing.
    • Used the experience as research for the forthcoming book, Empathy-Driven.
    Technologies: Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Keynote, PowerPoint, InVision, Marvel, Principle, Hype, Balsamiq, Xcode, PaintCode, Axure, Justinmind, InDesign, Visio, Office, Mural, Slack, Trello, Asana
  • Senior UX Designer and Customer Experience Solution Lead
    SanMar Corporation
    2013 - 2015
    • Led multiple UX and UI design projects supporting the company’s consumer eCommerce website, marketing tools, and collaborative initiatives.
    • Created goal-driven and engaging online experiences.
    • Developed and presented customer personas supported by extensive data collected from marketing initiatives, website analytics, and stakeholder interviews.
    • Proposed, planned, and created the “Collab Space,” a collaborative work environment for the company.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote, PowerPoint, Axure, Visio, Office, JIRA
  • Master's degree in International Business
    University of Illinois - Chicago, Illinois
    1997 - 1998
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering
    University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado
    1993 - 1997
  • Prototyping15 years
  • UX Design14 years
  • Product Design7 years
  • UX Strategy7 years
  • Design Thinking3 years
  • Sketch2 years
  • Sketch
Seattle, WA, United States
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