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Visual Analytics & Insights
Brazil Research Lab, Brazil



I'm a UX design researcher in the Visual Analytics & Insights group, at IBM Research Brazil.
With a solid background on strategic design methodologies such as Design Thinking and extensive experience building digital interfaces, my research is focused in creating solutions based on user-centered investigation and lean prototyping.

I hold a Master’s degree in Technologies Applied to Arts from GrenobleINP - Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France and a B.A in design from ESDI - Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial, UERJ. Prior to joining IBM Research, I worked as a UX designer and developer at Xerox Research Centre Europe and as a “Design Thinker” for innovation at MJV Technology and Innovation, focusing on service design strategies.

In the early stage of my career, I had the opportunity to acquire a great knowledge concerning Computer Graphics, while working as a research assistant at VisGraf – Vision and Graphics Laboratory, at IMPA (Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada), where I was responsible for multimedia creation based on 3D scanning projects.

My research interests include user-centered design, user experience, human computer interaction, visual analytics and data visualization, which I had the opportunity to explore when working at O Globo newspaper, at the infographics team.

I believe design is a crucial instrument when developing innovation and research solutions and having a user-centered approach and a systemic methodology becomes key to linking complex technology and user needs.