User Experience Designer
- M.F.A Interaction Design, College for Creative Studies
- B.A Communication Design, California State University, Chico
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Gissoo is a User Experience Designer, involved in designing and implementing the user experience and visuals of CDH sponsored projects as well as focusing on creating an efficient and collaborative process between design and development. She provides design expertise for consultations, and provides a critical perspective on humanistic data. Gissoo contributed to the Princeton Prosody Archive by focusing on creating a more usable and cohesive visual language for the project. She is revising the content architecture, designing usable and accessible interfaces, and conducting usability testing sessions for The Shakespeare and Company Project . She also helped adapt the CDH charter structure for the Princeton Ethiopian Miracles of Mary project, and provides project management support for this project. Gissoo is a collaborator on the Data Beyond Vision research project , where she contributed by creating a framework for weaving references in Jacques Derrida’s de la Grammatologie based on data from Derrida’s Margins.
Gissoo earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interaction Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. She has worked on projects that involved systems design and systems thinking, research and usability testing methods, interface design, data visualization through D3.js, as well as programming with the C language. Her professional experience includes a UX internship at Cengage Learning, where she conducted usability engineering processes, proposed new designs, and was consulted for designing interview questions and usability testing sessions.
She cares about ethics in design, systems thinking, as well as iterative and collaborative processes. Her graduate thesis project focused on improving the collaborations between Designers and Software Developers where she studied and conducted research on the current design and collaboration tools as well as research and testing with Designers and Developers who currently work in corporate agile environments. She is continuing that work at CDH by revising Design workflows when collaborating with the development team in the context of DH projects, with particular interest in revising the approach of designing for and with data.
She is interested in creating frameworks for efficient workflows and processes, humanistic search engines, and rethinking content management systems.