Experience Research ManagerMcAfee
Think of your favourite app. Why do you like it? Why do you use it? Why did you choose it over similar apps? A lot of work goes into the design of apps to make them easy to understand and enjoyable to use. My job is to discover opportunities to make apps better by understanding the people who use them. I do things like interviews, surveys and usage statistics.
Relevant School Subjects
- Computer Studies
- Social Sciences and Humanities
Areas of Expertise
If you talked to me in grade 10, I would have said I wanted to be a doctor or a teacher. Over high school, I took several opportunities to try out different fields: Co-op, university tours and workshops. I went on a tour at UW where I saw a student project that looked really fun to me: They were designing the screens for a program that visualized synchronized swimming routines. I decided that I wanted to do work like this. I worked to get the right prerequisites, and applied and got into the program. I got my first job in my field after I wrote a report for an employer about how they could benefit from user experience methods. They made and offered me my dream job. I have applied these skills in many industries: consumer electronics, EdTech, finance, medtech and now security.