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Kharis O'Connell

Kharis O'Connell

Director of Experience Design

Global Mechanic

Director of Experience Design at Global Mechanic


Global Mechanic

Director of Experience Design

Designing everyday experiences for the digital and physical world. Everyday.

Career medium 05


Creative Design Lead

Part of Nokia Design’s Vancouver office, leading the renewal of the Developer and Publishing Experience.

- Formulate the Design language or ‘Signature’
- Communicate to Stakeholders and the larger organization
- Generate strategic guidelines for the project.
- Mentor teams and create environments for creativity to flourish.
- Oversee UX framework guidelines and web development best practices - Organize continuous design sanity-checks
- Manage delivery of design solutions in accordance with project deadlines - Provide insight and guidance on future emerging web technologies and UX/VD trends and directions (scaling)



Senior UX Design Lead

As part of Nokia’s Location and Commerce division the Location department delivers map-based applications and location based services to end consumers.

- Managed the design process and platform validation of Maps on both Maemo, S40 and Symbian.
- Applied agile development and design methods such as Scrum.

- Defined design language, creative scope and requirements in collaboration with key stakeholders based on company wide strategic objectives.
- This included product architecture and lifecycle, key user flows and functional requirements.
-Defined, prioritized and drove consensus on features and content through the product backlog and worked closely with internal and external design and engineering teams on the implementation.

Application Models for Ecosystem Development.

Career medium 05
Career medium 04

iconmobile group

Creative Concepter

Part of a small team responsible for defining the vertical and horizontal mobile User Experience on the flagship Vodafone 360 project in collaboration with Samsung Electronics.


Attomaaku GbH

UX Consultant

ECreative / project consultant for Nike AG Germany. Designed and built specialist interactive computer audio installation for the World Cup 2004 in Germany.
The Syphon Project - designed, implemented and marketed a hardware / software solution for allowing WebKit-based smartphones to access the contents of a home computer in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom
Typefighter - Creative lead on Sound Design project for interactive art installation

Career medium 05
Career medium 05

Pingbar Consulting

Apple System Consultant / Mobile Usability Consultant

Defined and delivered holistic e2e integrated experiences for various national and international clients such as Immobilienscout 24 AG, Novapool Film productions, CasaKonzept GmBh, ic-berlin GmbH.

Also Germany's 2nd-only certified expert for Marketcircle's Daylite (Leading Contacts-relationship management application for OSX)


Basel City Studios

Technology Consultant

Responsible for the sourcing and validation of key technologies used to facilitate live audio
broadcasting and archiving.

Focus on Research Ltd

Senior Market Researcher

Training in interview techniques, business strategy. Understanding Market segmentation and

Yeovil College

Foundation Course in Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, General