In my time as a user experience designer at SolidWorks, I got to design Facebook integration into the Student edition (what fun!), attend SolidWorks World, and speak at the local New Hampshire SWUGN. I also got to work on the design of a whole bunch of super secret stuff that I can’t tell you about some of which will be announced at the next SolidWorks world!
While SolidWorks was a fine place to work, I have been wooed away from there to become the director of User Experience (UX) at EMC. As a director there, I will have a larger role to play in the definition of mobile UX strategy, UI Design guidelines and usability methods. Everyone at SolidWorks was great. I am particularly grateful that my boss, Tom Spine (for whom I have worked at 3 different companies!) was understanding and congratulatory. If any of you UX designers out there are interested in working in Waltham, MA contact me or Tom!
I will miss pointing out to my kids all the cools stuff that is designed in Solid Works - from the “Ez Freeze Stay-fit” salad container that I got for a departing gift – to the Smith and Wesson Firearms and the Hermes handbags.
I extend my heartfelt thanks to all the SolidWorks community members who helped me feel welcome and I wish you the best of success in the future!