Hello!

*User eXperience

I am a UX* specialist
based in Athens, Greece

I make sure that digital information is experienced in a meaningful way.

Services

Information Architecture

Information Architecture

 

  • Concept & UX definition
  • Wireframes
  • Functional Specification
  • Document Types
  • Knowledge Organisation

Wordpress Websites

Wordpress

 

  • Full Website Implementation
  • Theme selection & customization
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Project Management

Project Management

 

  • Project planning
  • Meetings & reports
  • Coordination of design & development teams
  • Quality Assurance

Content Management

 

  • Content strategy & creation
  • Thematic hierarchies & tagging
  • Photo selection from royalty-free databases

Usability

Usability

 

  • Design based on usability & accessibility principles
  • Expert reports
  • Usability testing with end-users

Social Media

social media

 

  • Social Media strategy
  • Blogs and social media pages
  • Content dissemination

Exhibitions

exhibitions

 

  • Concept & museological plan
  • Content creation & information design
  • Collection management services

Brand Identity

brand ID

 

  • Brand strategy
  • Naming strategy
  • Creative direction for logotype creation

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & UX

is the art of organizing information
in a useful, functional, and engaging way.

Portfolio



Curriculum Vitae

I was born in 1977.

I am married and have two daughters:
Maya (born in 2010) & Melina (born in 2012).

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I am a freelancer. I undertake projects on my own, and, if needed, with a network of fellow experts in various fields.

I also undertake outsourcing work from companies, on a project-, or services-provided basis.

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At a glance

Experience
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In the last 10 years I have participated in the conceptualization, definition, and development of:

websites

portals

e-government

corporate intranets

blogs

iOS apps

virtual collections & exhibitions

usability studies

brand id creation

european-funded programmes

I am

creative

analytic

goal-driven

multitasker

deadline-conscious

Work

01/2011 onwards

Freelance UX Specialist

 

06/2009 – 12/2010

Get In Spring Ltd.

Creative Director & Co-founder

Conceptualization, functional definition and UX design of semantically enhanced apps for the iPhone and iPad.

 

03/2005 – 07/2009

PRC Group – The Management House

Senior Information Architect / User Experience Consultant
  • Leader of a 10-person multi-disciplinary team, consisting of information designers, web and multimedia designers, information architects, knowledge scientists, content managers and software engineers.
  • Senior Information Architect on major portal, e-government and corporate intranet projects.
  • Project Manager on large-scale Information Technology projects.
  • Experience Consultant and Content Strategist on exhibitions & cultural communication projects.
  • Part of the team for new business development on the public sector.
  • Part of the creative team for online marketing projects.
  • Usability expert on European-funded research programmes.

Major clients:

Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Culture, OTE, Vivartia, SEAT, Goody’s, Regency Casino, Corallia, Goulandris Museum of Natural Science, et al.

 

03/2003 – 03/2005

Critical Publics SA

Information Architect
  • Information Architect on corporate portals for greek & multinational companies.
  • Information Architect for online archives, digital collections & exhibitions.
  • Usability expert for European-funded research programmes.

Major Clients:

Cosmote, TMI International, Salidaa

 

Studies

The path that led me to Information Architecture & UX begun when I studied Philosophy of Mind,

focusing on theories of Consciousness, Perception and Artificial Intelligence.

Philosophy gave me a solid theoretical background and strong logic skills.

Communication Science gave me the necessary practical, methodological and creative tools.

 

1999 – 2002

BA in Communication (Scienze della Comunicazione)

Università di Bologna

Dissertation: “Humorous Autobiography” (L’ autobiografia umoristica)

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1998 – 1999

MA in the Philosophy of Mind, World and Knowledge

University of Reading

Dissertation: “Syntax & Semantics: a reply to the Chinese Room”

Second First (62/100)

1994 – 1999

BA in Philosophy, with distinction

The American College of Greece

Dissertation “John Locke’s Personal Identity”

GPA: 4,00/4,00 CI: 3,75/4,00

Languages

γειά σας

I am a greek native speaker.

I have also studied the following languages:

hello

english: excellent

  speaking: fluent
  reading: excellent
  writing: very good

ciao

italian: excellent

  speaking: fluent
  reading: excellent
  writing: very good

hola

spanish: good

  speaking: conversant
  reading: very good
  writing: poor

salut

french: poor

  speaking: poor
  reading: good
  writing: 

I’ve studied english from a young age. Both my BA & MA degrees in Philosophy were taught in english. I have lived for two years in the UK.

I’ve lived in Italy for two years in my childhood and attended an italian school. As an adult I spent 3 years in Italy studying for my BA degree in Communication in an italian university.

I’ve studied spanish in university.

I’ve studied french extensively as a child, but years without practice have left me with poor language skills.

Technology

These are the tools I most often use for work. However, I am a fast learner and always excited to try new technologies.

Generic computer skills

Operating Systems:

  • Windows
  • MacOS

Microsoft Office:

  • Word: expert
  • Powerpoint: expert
  • Excel: proficient
  • Project: proficient
  • Outlook: proficient

I am also proficient in OpenOffice and GoogleDocs

Adobe Suite:

  • PDF Professional: proficient
  • Fireworks: proficient
  • InDesign: good
  • Photoshop: basic
  • Illustrator: basic

Content Management Systems & Development Platforms

As an Information Architect I have experience in all the following systems:

  • WordPress
  • ZOPE/PLONE
  • EMC Documentum
  • Sharepoint (MOSS)
  • Astroboa
  • Oracle
  • Java
  • iOS

Information Architecture:

  • Visio: proficient
  • Axure PR: proficient
  • OmniGraffle: proficient

Appendix

*what does a UX Specialist / Information Architect do?

These are some of the tasks I commonly undertake as an Information Architect:

  • Conceptualization and UX design for the web and mobile devices
  • Requirements analysis (functional and communication)
  • Definition of knowledge objects and target audiences
  • Definition of user profiles (personas), user scenarios and workflows
  • Sitemaps and other informational structures
  • Information Architecture concept & prototyping (paper or Axure PR)
  • Wireframe design (in Microsoft Visio, Axure PR or OmniGraffle)
  • Creative direction of web and information design
  • Document types definition (XML)
  • Metadata definition according to Dublin Core standards
  • Knowledge organization: topic hierarchies, thesauri, faceted classifications, controlled vocabularies
  • Detailed functional specification (including database queries)
  • Usability & accessibility testing & reporting
  • Coordination of multi-disciplinary teams: graphic-, information-, and web-designers, multimedia developers, IT specialists, content managers and end-users

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Contact

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69, 28th October street
Aghia Paraskevi 15341
Athens GREECE

+30 210 6082032
+30 6989 566270

christinaDOTdallaATgmailDOTcom

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