We help organizations to gain a competitive advantage by delivering products and services that are useful, effective and easy to use. Our main market differentiators are our extensive background in industrial software development and focus on delivering implementation-ready user interface designs and prototypes resulting from our research and analysis.
We are a wholly independent, privately owned company registered in Estonia. We are also represented in Riga, Latvia, Moscow, Russia, and Toronto, Canada where we offer full range of our usability services.
Ivan pioneered HCI research and usability engineering since late 80s and in 1994 he built the first fully-functional usability laboratory in Russia. In 2004, Ivan founded RusCHI, Russian ACM SIGCHI local chapter, and was elected as its first Chair. In 2006 and 2008 Ivan organized and chaired World Usability Day local events attracted around 200 participants in each event. Ivan's management experience includes organizing and leading the internal usability team during 13 years at a large software development department where he got extensive experience in working through all phases of the software development life cycle. This software industry background gives him a unique ability to understand all aspects of building applications and to communicate with managers, software engineers and web developers on the user interface design projects.
Prior to starting interUX as an independent company, Ivan had a 20-year combined career as academic researcher, software industry usability engineer and user experience consultant. His experience in designing user interfaces ranges from real-time and office-type desktop applications to informational and transactional web sites, intranets, touch-screen kiosks and mobiles.
At interUX, Ivan’s responsibilities include business development, organizational strategy and planning, and design leadership. Clients benefit from his ability to adapt the usability processes to their operating environment and provide pragmatic solutions to their business mandate.
Ivan is a member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS), European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE), Association for Psychological Science (APS), Information Overload Research Group (IORG), Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC), Inter-Regional Ergonomics Association (IREA).
Ekaterina brings 10 years of user interface design experience to interUX. She graduated with honors from the Moscow State University in 1999 and was immediately hired into the usability team of a large telecommunications software company. Before arriving to interUX, she worked with development and business groups with several software companies as well as with well-known brands in telecommunication and mobile services. On the cutting edge of design and technology, Ekaterina developed a wide range of highly successful IT products including desktop, mobile and web applications.
Ekaterina’s main focus is interaction design and user interface for telecommunications equipment and information appliances for both consumer and business use. Many of the projects she directs are cross-disciplinary, bringing together interface designers, visual designers, and researchers to develop innovative business and software solutions. Her experience covers all aspects of the user-centered design lifecycle, from contextual research and requirements gathering to design and evaluation, with a special focus on designing user-centered web sites and desktop applications. Ekaterina’s experience and strength is in interface design, standards and usability testing. Clients benefit from her skills in designing and conducting research coupled with her ability to provide insightful, practical recommendations from research results.
In 2005 Ekaterina got a PhD degree in Engineering Psychology & Ergonomics. Her doctoral dissertation was based on the series of successful user interface redesigns that measurably increased workers’ productivity in times.
Ekaterina is a member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI).
Victor is a UX research expert with extensive experience in designing and implementing value-centered research methods. A highly skilled qualitative and quantitative researcher, Victor specializes in the design and evaluation of high-tech products and online products and services. With more than 17 years experience conducting usability research in the public and private sectors, his work includes product and services market assessments, technology evaluation and acceptance tests, and customer satisfaction surveys and benchmarking. Also Victor has extensive experience in the user-centred design process, including focus groups, interviews, usability testing and expert evaluations. As well Victor has wide experience in task and behavioral analysis, survey development and capturing user requirements. Victor's work has contributed directly to the design and market success of corporate and e-commerce websites, stock and energy trading systems, mobile service management systems, and learning management systems.
Victor began his user-centered design career in Ergonomics team of Saint-Petersburg Aerospace Technical University. He made conceptual user interface design and conducted behavior research for the Mission Control Space Flight Operations Center of the Russian Federal Space Agency. He worked on the visualization of data received from a spaceship for technical operators. Over the past 10 years his research work has been focused in the areas of financial service and mobile product technology.
Victor received a MSc in Information Systems from Saint-Petersburg Aerospace Technical University, and holds a PhD in Psychology from the Saint-Petersburg State University. Victor has realized his longstanding passion for teaching and now delivered Human Computer Interaction learning course at second largest Russian university as a recurring visiting professor.
Victor is a member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI) and Toronto Region ACM SIGCHI local chapter (ToRCHI).
In 2006 Victor passed Human Factors International's Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) certification.
Zahhar is one of those few young Estonian specialists in a field of human-computer interaction. After he received master's degree in IT management from Tallinn University, Zahhar continues to study doctoral curriculum “Technologies of Information Society”. Today his academic interest is focused to accessibility and inclusion of public government services for users with mobile devices.
Zahhar's professional activities are strongly related to software development, where he is involved since 2001. For the last 4 years he uses Ruby on Rails framework to develop complex web-based information systems for telco, production and e-commerce sectors, including testing and assessment of their user interfaces.
In Estonia Zahhar is known also as a lecturer: he teaches “Experimental Interaction Design” and “Experimental Input and Output Devices” courses in Tallinn University and offers some web-technology courses to students of Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences. As well Zahhar conducts seminars for entrepreneurs and helps to organize World Usability Day conference in Estonia.
Zahhar is a member of Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction Estonian local chapter (ACM SIGCHI) and Interaction Design Association (IxDA).