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Umit Gokce

Umit Gokce

Seattle, WA, United States
Member since February 10, 2016
Umit is a five-time tech entrepreneur, innovation educator, and digital product designer who has consulted on over 125 UX/UI design projects for clients including Microsoft, Xbox, AT&T, F5, Nike, and J&J. He is a noted subject matter expert in user-centered and data-driven design. Umit is the creator and lead facilitator of the Empathy-Driven Framework for Innovation. He specializes in AI bots for market intelligence and customer support.
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  • President/Principal Product Designer
    2015 - PRESENT
    Empathico, LLC
    • Applied lean UX, design thinking, and empathy-driven methodologies to develop prototypes, MVPs, and visual design for SaaS, iOS, Apple Watch, and AI-based apps.
    • Managed both in-house and distributed teams to develop apps 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 — A Framework for Innovation and Problem Solving.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Marvel, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Keynote, PowerPoint, Principle, Hype, Balsamiq, Xcode, PaintCode, Axure, Justinmind, InDesign, Visio, Office, Mural, Slack, Trello, Asana
  • President/Principal UX Designer
    2009 - 2014
    UBG Digital Media, LLC
    • Provided services to Microsoft Office Labs and Xbox, including user flows, wireframes, prototypes, user testing, competitive analysis, design specifications, UI, and visual design for multiple shipping products.
    • Received an award for "Outstanding Achievement in Website Development" by the Web Marketing Association.
    • Facilitated empathy-driven multi-day workshops with 250+ attendees for clients such as Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Academy of the Arts and Sciences, Ashoka Seattle, and F5 Networks.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Keynote, PowerPoint, Balsamiq, Axure, Justinmind, InDesign, Visio, Office
  • Master's degree in International Business
    1997 - 1998
    University of Illinois - Chicago, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering
    1993 - 1997
    University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado
  • Prototyping15 years
  • Entrepreneurship15 years
  • UX Design14 years
  • Startup Consultation12 years
  • Product Design7 years
  • Dashboard Design7 years
  • Design Thinking4 years
  • Sketch3 years
  • Sketch
Seattle, WA, United States
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