We created a fully functional prototype with 3 layers of users, the career seeker, the employer, and the course provider. The career seeker could select an occupation (in ICT) to discover which competencies and hard skills are mapped. In the next step, they could assess those hard skills and the system would suggest courses in order to improve them. The platform was also providing an easy way for the user to create their ePortfolio in a timeline manner. The employer could search ePortfolios by filtering results according to competencies and hard skills. Finally, the course provider had the opportunity to add their courses in the platform and map their courses to the same framework.
eSkillsMatch was a 2-year project co-funded by European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT), Unit for Inclusion, Skills and Youth.
my role in brief
All designs were my full responsibility from concept, wireframing, prototyping to detailed screen designs. I was the SCRUM master of a small team of a senior developer and a junior. We collaborated very closely with the whole consortium team in order to build the requirements from the use cases and the UMLs. I also designed the project’s informational website.
- Target audience research
- Competition research
- Content strategy
IxD & UI
- Gathered and evaluated requirements
- Inforamtion architecture
- Navigation flow
- Presented and defended my design decisions to the consortium
- Led the developers team
- Stand ups
- Sprint reviews
- Sprint planning
"I have worked with Mary and have never before been so impressed by a colleague, both in terms of her capacity and skills at her job, but also as a team player and someone who made it fun to work with! In her work as a UX designer and project lead, she has demonstrated leadership skills and critical insights that have led the project to success. She has always been an advocate for the team but always keeping the project's goals in mind. Her judgement and expertise have always made her a professional in the true sense and I for one, am very grateful for my time with her in projects, as well as a colleague in the office who always made it fun to come to work!"
"Maria is definatly the best colleague that I could wish for! she is not just an amazing interface designer or a brilliant designer but far more important, for me she is a great team player. Flexible enough to let brainstorming grow and determined and professional to get the task done."
Pooyeh Mobini, Senior Project Manager in SCANIA
"I have worked with Maria for 7 years; I was the Director of Programme Development and Maria was in my team as Head of Design and we collaborated in more than a few European and international projects. As a professional, Maria is charismatic. She has a deep and thorough knowledge of her craft and in a ever-changing field she was always up to date with all new, modern and updated technologies."
"Maria is a self-motivated UI designer, with an eye for detail and the goal of creating interfaces that stand out and users love. I've had the opportunity of working with her on several projects and she has delivered every single time. I would be thrilled to work with her again in the future!"
Eleftherios Chamakiotis, Software Engineer at SCYTL
"Maria is a great designer and a hard working colleague. I had the pleasure of working with her for a year at Stockholm University/eGovlab, collaborating on the same project team in which she displayed remarkable organizational, analytical and team-playing skills apart from her skills as a designer. She always strives to provide the most thorough and efficient solution that matches the requirements of the clients and the complexities of each project. Maria would be an asset to any team."
Nikos Zeris, Founder & CEO at Crystalweb