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Connie Leung

Connie Leung

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Toronto

UX/UI Designer & Brand Management at Lancer SI

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Principal

Specialized in creating meaningful human-centered experiences by crafting responsive digital experiences:

● Web and mobile apps, pre-fab concept design and 3D prototyping consultation for market-ready products
● Defining briefs; user research and personas; business viability; competition/market analyses; wireframing; responsive prototyping; product production;
workshop content development and training

Clients: Get Your Bot On, WearHacks, Hanson Intl., Olson Canada (OLG & Boston Pizza), RentWorks, Kiwi Wearables, DapperChap, Phase Group

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Ladies Learning Code / Girls Learning Code / Kids Learning Code

HTML / CSS / JavaScript / WordPress / 3D Printing Mentor

● Translate basic coding techniques and demystify concepts for 60 to 100 women per workshop
● Foster learning and growth in women with different skill levels in a collaborative environment
● Help explore personalized, workshop-based projects while creating richer student experiences
● Employ cultural contexts and different methodologies to illustrate concepts and bring ideas to life
● Currently mentoring Hack Day/WordPress, HTML & CSS, Mobile Site Conversion and 3D Printing workshops

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Mobile Nation Conference: Creating Methodologies for Mobile Platforms

Site Administrator / Content Writer

● Blogged live and added commentary on Keynote session while monitoring live feeds and posts
● Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current editing, authoring, and content management systems
● Publication on Conference - https://goo.gl/BfQSGc

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Lancer SI

UX/UI Designer & Business Design Strategist

● I.T. and Design Consulting firm that mergers technology and design solutions by taking their clients and their business to the next competitive edge
● Identified branding persona and translated corporate branding via logo design and website design with the use of sketching, researching, Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop
● Storyboarded user interface and user experience analysis using Dreamweaver and HTML
● Translated brand definitions into unique, high valued user experiences
Focused on finding a client's competitive edge through market analysis, locating competition weak points and report recommendations based on data collected. Website design and development.

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Ontario Science Centre

Tech Toy Hacker Instructor

Demonstrated to a grouping of kids on how to hack old tech gadgets and computer parts and turn it into a new makeshift toy

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Funtain

Lead Industrial Designer

● Played a key role between engineers and clients by translating technical specifications into an easy business language while integrating design concepts into the mix
● Executed concepts through research, sketches, SolidWorks drawings, and prototyping
● Optimized operational business processes by defining strategies, guiding product initiatives, and identifying current and potential future design issues
● Implemented new methodologies to enhance prototyping and manufacturing of internal components for a product line

Played a key role between engineers and clients by translating technical specifications into an easy business language while integrating design concepts into the mix.
Executed concepts through research, sketches, SolidWorks drawings, and prototyping
Optimized operational business processes by defining strategies, guiding product initiatives, and identifying current and potential future design issues

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Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

User Experience / Human Factors Analyst

● Analyzed workflow patterns of users by observing, surveying, and identifying issues that hinder everyday productivity
● Used tools such as surveying; log and task analysis; field observation; and translating data into legible stats to help identify user needs
● Made improvements and additions to existing office landscape in order to maximize
user experience
● Recommended unique software and products to help individuals with their tasks and workflow

Elevated office production as a whole by providing highly customized framework tools for each user to reduce productivity fatigue and human mistakes.
Methods used in measuring usability included brief and persona defining, ethnographic observations, task and co-discovery analysis, concurrent verbal protocol, assessed integration of workplace-technology (HITOP), and anthropotechology evaluations

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OCADU

Bachelor of Design, Industrial Design

George Brown College

Certificate, SolidWorks

Girls Learning Code / Kids Learning Code

3D Printing & UX for Wearables Instructor

2013 - Learning Labs ( Wearable Camp )
2014 - Wonderland ( GIrl Guides Science Fair )
2015 - MaRS ( Wearable Camp )

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MIT

Opencourseware, Materials Science and Engineering

Self-directed academic learning based on the curriculum​ of:
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/materials-science-and-engineering/

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ToRCHI

Toronto Regional - Computer Human Interaction Member

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HFIG

Human Factors Interest Group Member

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Toronto Wearables Group

Group Member

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IxDA

Interaction Design Association Member

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ACIDO

Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario Member

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Sugarhood

GovJam 2013

Sugarhood is an online platform for residents of multi-unit buildings to get to know each other by giving and receiving help based on their skills and knowledge.

Members: Connie Leung, Berna Ozunal, Johana Barretto, Neel Desai

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Dapper Chap

Front-End Development + Business Design Analyst

UX/UI, Business Design Strategy, Front-End Web Development, WordPress, HTML/CSS/jQuery, Usability Testing

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Hackernest Construct Hackathon 2014

Wearable Tech Cooking App

HackerNest Hackathon using wearable tech product Kiwi Move Concept Development, UX/UI, Interaction Design, Wireframing, Front-End Web App Development, Zurb Foundation, HTML/CSS/jQuery

Members: Connie Leung, Brian Hogg, Tom Pepper, Garth Gutenberg

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Microsoft Mobile App '14

Windows 8 Mobile Wearable Tech Cooking App + Design

Visual Studio and online development, API feature support for Windows Phone 8.1 / Windows Phone 8

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Google Glass Hackathon '14

TARA : Tesla Automated Ride Assistance App

Concept Development, UX/UI, Wireframing, User Flow, Front-End Web and Mobile Development, WordPress, HTML/CSS/jQuery

http://goo.gl/0WJ84R

Members: Connie Leung, Matthew Patience, Tom Emrich

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BikeShare '14

Haptic Navigational Wearable + Android App for Cycling

User & Product Research, Concept Sketch Development, Soft/Rapid Prototyping, Structure & User Testing and Modification, Circuit (Board) Integration, CAD Drawing, 3D Printing, Design Production, Finished Design Product

Members: Connie Leung, Pearl Chen, Harold Treen

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HP, Dell, Rogers, Bell, Fido +

Senior Entreprise Small-Medium Business (SMB) IT Business Account & Relationship Manager

Specialized concentration in IT business development and C-level account management in Enterprise and SMB partnerships Excelled at compiling business foresight and strategy-leveraging information, managed final bid offers of which closed over 94% won bids cases, outperforming goal targets by over 175% Identified opportunities, generated leads and executed closings on enterprise hardware, software and service solutions while working within a team of Territory Sales Representatives, Brand Sales Specialists, Business Partners and Distributors

Clients: HP, Dell, Rogers, Bell, Fido and various other tech and telecom industry competitors.

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Coffee & Code Toronto Meetup

Co-Organizer

http://www.meetup.com/Coffee-Code/

http://www.meetup.com/Coffee-Code/members/47936712/

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University of Toronto

Continuing Studies Education, German - Level 1

Summer 2015

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InterAccess ( I / A )

LightBlue Bean, Wearable Workshop Series

Summer 2015

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Interaction Conference 2013

Registered Attendee

http://interaction13.ixda.org/

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Olson

Business Analyst

OLG + Boston Pizza Accounts

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PodCamp '15

Introduction to Cardboard — Accessible Virtual Reality

In this work­shop, Con­nie Leung will guide par­tic­i­pants through the con­struc­tion of a card­board unit, walk through con­nect­ing the device to the card­board app and to Google Streetview and help par­tic­i­pants trou­bleshoot their con­struc­tion. A lim­ited num­ber of card­board kits will be avail­able, so teams will share kits. In order to have the kit up and run­ning, you must have the android oper­at­ing sys­tem and an internet-enabled mobile phone. These are not required to attend but are required to fully participate

Key Take Aways

What cardboard is
How to build a cardboard unit
How to connect the unit to the cardboard app on a mobile phone
How to use Google Street View
The accessibility benefits and civic tech benefits

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Beginner Maker & Hacker Workshop


http://2015.podcamptoronto.com/sessions/introduction-to-cardboard-accessible-virtual-reality/
http://2015.podcamptoronto.com/sessions/

https://twitter.com/jongauthier/status/569192722029895680
http://onekontest.com/promotions/photos/5727/180

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Get Your Bot On '15

3D Workshop Speaker

Making Robots Expert Series:
"3D Modelling + Printing for Beginners"

Connie's workshop will help beginners develop a better understanding of designing meaningful products that will engage and inspire users. She will walk participants through the steps of innovation beginning with the first steps after ideation and tackling the hurdles of turning ideas from concepts on paper into real 3D prototypes. Connie will cover topics such as what 3D printing is as tool, physical rendering limitations, joint design, measuring body range and motion for comfort and job function, and print time considerations. Connie will review and example using the 123D Design application available free online from Autodesk.

Get an edge over other robot hackers​ with these tools and techniques! Participants will walk away knowing how to apply basic design processes and techniques that will enhance their designs with better user experience and form.

http://www.meetup.com/Get-Your-Bot-On-Robotics-Hackathon/events/224533820/
http://h2i.utoronto.ca/get-your-bot-on-pre-workshop-3d-printing/
https://twitter.com/GetYourBotOn/status/637117151980093440

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WearHacksTO '15

"Printing your own Wearables" 3D Workshop Presenter / 3D Printing Mentor / Pre-Final Judge

https://wearhackstoronto.splashthat.com/
https://twitter.com/wearhacks/status/597125376955973633

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FITC Amsterdam '15

A/V Presentation Controller - Core Room

http://fitc.ca/event/am15/

http://eventifier.com/event/fitcam/
http://eventifier.com/event/fitcam/HalloConnie
http://www.pikore.com/tag/FITCAmsterdam

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Hanson International

Intranet CMS Developer + Business Analyst

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Hardware.co + Betahaus

Hardware Compiler + Industrial Design Demo

http://www.meetup.com/hardwaredotco/members/47936712/
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/show-tell-make-meetup-tickets-15775961325
https://www.facebook.com/hardwaredotco/posts/419451034888273

https://twitter.com/TinkerSoup/status/576823234961768448

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WearHacks IoT Lab x Hacker Fund x Hackster.io

IoT Bootcamp Curriculum Creator

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WearHacksMTL '15

3D Printing Workshop Speaker

http://montreal.wearhacks.com/en/

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P3000

3D Printing Cirriculum

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