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My name is Jerry Gordinier.
I’m an interaction designer, user experience researcher, and project manager with 6+ years experience, working in-house with small to mid-sized enterprise organizations focused on healthcare and software.
On the design side, my focus is on refining business needs, user goals, and engineering possibilities into tightly-woven designs to iterate on as a team, for a staged delivery of a beautiful and high-performing product.
I’m comfortable leading projects: defining requirements and assumptions, sketching and user research, wireframes, presentation, iteration, visual design, working with engineers to get it built, and measuring / iterating afterwards. I am well-versed in facilitation and collaborative design through focused meetings: getting a variety of disciplines together to develop a shared understanding of the user and a clear direction on any project.
On the research side, I acquired my Masters of Information Sciences, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from the University of Michigan’s School of Information with a strong focus on user research. I’ve performed over 500 user interviews, 50+ contextual inquiries, and a plethora of additional methods including surveys, data analytics, comparative analyses, heuristic evaluations, personas, user journeys, and more.
On the management side, I’ve worked with students from a variety of disciplines to upskill them in UX research and interaction design through designlab. I mentored and managed junior managers and design interns in my previous role as Lead Interaction Designer at Augmedix.
Beyond design life
I’ve traveled a bit, living in Taiwan for two years to teach English. In the last five years I’ve had the rare chance to spend multiple weeks in Australia with the Atlassian design team, as well as three weeks in multiple cities in India performing research for Augmedix.
My family is big: six siblings in total, spread across three states and two countries. And they are all amazing.
I love to play guitar and the occasional video game, and try to get outside as frequently as possible.
I currently reside in San Francisco, California. I’m happily and gainfully employed with Google as an Interaction Designer.
I am available for design facilitation and consulting on projects with organizations who are hungry to learn more about interaction design and research, and who want to have better business outcomes through user-focused design.
You can contact me at gerald.gordinier at gmail.com for any opportunities or questions.