Laura Lascau

Hi, there! I'm Laura!

 

I am interested in finding the "why" behind the "what" - conducting research, designing, and fixing products and services to make them easier to use.

 

Hi, there! I'm Laura!

I’m a PhD Student in Human-Computer Interaction looking at multitasking, work-life balance and crowdworking. Below you can find a few projects I’ve been involved in during and before my PhD.

 

 

What I've worked on

Workshop facilitation for the iWARDs project

Research Assistant

I was a research assistant on a UCL project which aimed to improve junior doctors’ well-being.

Redesign of the onboarding journey for users of the IBM IoT Platform

User Experience Design

I worked for two years as a User Experience Designer on the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Design of a new experience for store managers using IoT technology

User Experience Design

I designed a mobile application that gives retail leadership the tools to innovate store operations.

 

Design of an asynchronous collaborative holiday planning tool 

Thesis, MSc in HCI Design

For my Master’s project I designed a flight search engine for asynchronous and synchronous remote search and discovery of holidays.   

Prototyping an interactive open-air guide for the Epping Forest

Group project, MSc in HCI Design

We created a prototype to help visitors explore the open-air site surrounding the High Beach Forest Centre.

Revamp of the Information Architecture of a specialist website

Individual project, MSc in HCI Design

I improved the IA of a website for Airsoft enthusiasts. 

 

Skills

Design – User-centred design, Information Architecture, usability, awareness of accessibility standards

Research – Card sorting, contextual inquiry, surveys, in-depth interviews

Tools – Pen and paper, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Axure, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq