Gary Barber

Gary Barber

Designs, tests, researches interfaces, interactions, and services for a better Digital and Customer Experience

Location
Perth, Australia
Industry
Internet

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Gary Barber's Overview

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Gary Barber's Summary

Gary is a multi-talented independent (User) Experience consultant, with a flare for visual and interactive design, having gained a large body of experience in the information industry since 1990.

His focus is in providing a greater ROI for businesses while providing an enhanced customer experience by being highly focused on research, analysis and interaction design.

Gary's personal goal is to make the world easier to use for all the interfaces and services we encounter.

He often works with government, education, NGOs, not-for-profits, logistical, startups on short to long-term contracts.

Gary has a wealth of experience in the application of best practices, requirements gathering, process documentation, holistic usability and inclusive accessibility with the application of business analysis and UX techniques within a front end development framework for all of his projects.

Specialties:
• Information Architecture,
• Service Design and Design Strategy,
• Customer Research
• Customer / User Experience Design,
• User interface/interaction design,
• Inclusive / Accessibility Design
• Graphical and Web Design.

Experienced in:
• Customer journeys / personas
• Discovery / collaborative Workshops
• Wireframing, prototype generation
• Complex applications taskflow,
• Rapid HTML/CSS prototyping,
• CMS template customisation and tweaking.

Gary Barber's Skills & Expertise

  1. User Experience
  2. Usability
  3. Usability Testing
  4. Rapid Prototyping
  5. Site Maps
  6. Service Design
  7. Experience Design
  8. User Interface Design
  9. Mobile Design
  10. Information Architecture
  11. Interaction Design
  12. Accessibility
  13. User-centered Design
  14. User Scenarios
  15. User Interface
  16. User Profiling
  17. WCAG
  18. CSS3
  19. HTML 5
  20. Prototype
  21. Information Design
  22. User Research
  23. Visual Notes
  24. Sketch Notes
  25. User interviews
  26. User Journeys
  27. User Stories
  28. User Studies
  29. User testing
  30. Usability Audits
  31. Personas
  32. Ethnography
  33. Requirements Gathering
  34. Heuristic Evaluation
  35. Paper Prototyping
  36. Process Analysis
  37. Card Sorting
  38. Business Modeling
  39. Prototyping
  40. Heuristic Analysis
  41. Content Audit
  42. Accessibility Audits
  43. Experience Strategy
  44. Navigation Design
  45. Visual Design
  46. Task Analysis
  47. HTML5
  48. Web Standards
  49. Wireframes
  50. Usability Engineering

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Gary Barber's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Organiser

      UX Perth Meetup
      2009 present (5 years)

      Facilitating, leading discussions, marketing and organising of meetups.

    • Organiser

      Perth Web Accessibility Camp
      • Education
      March 2013 present (1 year 7 months)

      an event to bring Govt and Private sector together to discuss Web Accessibility and WCAG2

    • Organiser

      Perth Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup
      2010 March 2013 (3 years)

      Facilitating, marketing and organising of meetups.

    • Advisory Board Member

      AccessIQ
      2011 2011 (less than a year)

      Consulting

    • Judging Coordinator

      Australian Web Awards
      2009 2011 (2 years)

      Marketing of the Awards, sourcing of judges, formulating and determining criteria, organising of judges and results, compiling of results. Corresponding with entrants, pre and post awards.

    • Events Organiser

      Perth Port80
      2010 2010 (less than a year)

      Facilitation of events, organising of venue, organising speakers.

    • Judge

      Australian Web Awards
      2010 2010 (less than a year)

      Judging of Australian Web Awards in line with set criteria

    • Judging Committee

      Australian Web Awards
      2008 2009 (1 year)
    • Treasurer

      Australian Web Industry Association
      2007 2009 (2 years)

Gary Barber's Courses

    • How to design a UX workshop (2012)
    • Immersive field techniques: Interviewing for user research (2012)
    • The Nine Superpowers of User Awesome (2012)
    • Design, Data, and Saving the World: Collaborative Techniques to Master Design Challenges (2012)
    • Exposing the Magic of Design: Methods of Design Synthesis (2011)
    • Detailed Design: Preserving the UX from Concept Through Delivery (2011)
    • Tapworthy Mobile Design and User Experience (2011)
    • Web Typography (2011)
    • Inclusive Design (2010)
    • Workflow 2.0 (2009)
    • Social Media Design (2009)
    • Mental (Task) Models (2009)
    • Guerrilla Usability Testing (2008)
    • Transcending CSS (2007)
    • Progressive Enhancement with JavaScript (2007)
    • Web Accessibility 2.0 (2006)
    • DOM Scripting and Ajax Workshop (2006)
    • Leadership Training for Managers (2005)
    • Design Research (2009)
    • Interaction Design Studio (2008)
    • IT Accessibility (2007)

Gary Barber's Certifications

  • Certified Professional

    • Australian Computer Society

Gary Barber's Additional Information

Websites:
Honors and Awards:

Speaker OzeWAI Conference 2011
Speaker UX Australia Conference 2011
Workshop Presenter Making Links 2010 Conference
Speaker Edge of the Web Conference 2009
Speaker Oz-IA Conference 2009
Speaker Oz-IA Conference 2008
Western Australian Web Awards 2007 - (Blog Category)

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