UK Outreach @ UK Usability Professionals' Association
Meirion Williams joined City University London in 2009 as a research associate at the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design. He holds a Masters degree with distinction in Human Centred Systems from City University London. His thesis focused on the design, build and evaluation of a multi-touch interactive surface. This work was recognised and awarded the 2009
Meirion Williams joined City University London in 2009 as a research associate at the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design. He holds a Masters degree with distinction in Human Centred Systems from City University London. His thesis focused on the design, build and evaluation of a multi-touch interactive surface. This work was recognised and awarded the 2009 Outstanding Project Prize, and has been showcased at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay’s annual ‘Techfest’ show.
Meirion has industrial experience in positions as IT Manager and Internet Project Manager, as well as freelance internet consultant. His current research interests are focused around multi-touch interaction and the natural user interface, and the use of technology in creative design groups.
User Experience Director @ From December 2014 to Present (11 months) BirminghamTechnical Director @ From August 2013 to December 2014 (1 year 5 months) UK Outreach @ UK Outreach Officer of the UK Chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association - a not-for-profit organisation that brings together UK professionals from the design, technology and research communities who share a vision of creating compelling technology that meets users' needs and abilities. From December 2011 to August 2013 (1 year 9 months) LondonUser Experience Consultant @ Offering user experience and usability consultancy services to business. From August 2011 to August 2013 (2 years 1 month) London, United KingdomCo-Founder @ Mobile gaming app startup From August 2012 to June 2013 (11 months) BirminghamResearch Associate and User Experience Designer @ Educational
Training and workshops for clients
• interaction lab
• eye tracking
• head tracking
• multi-touch surfaces
Web development and design
• stakeholder requirements workshops
• database design
• lo/high-fidelity prototyping
• backend development Python / Django / PHP
• Linux server management
• frontend design XHTML / CSS / jQuery
• hardware design
• application design
• testing and evaluation From September 2009 to August 2011 (2 years) Visiting academic @ Working with Bjoern Hartmann at B.I.D. on 6'x4' multi-touch tabletop. From September 2010 to September 2010 (1 month) Freelance web consultant @ Freelance web development and information architect roles for businesses in London. From 2009 to 2010 (1 year) Internet Project Manager @ Liaising with potential and existing clients to identify needs and requirements. Producing detailed project proposals, costings and timings, and specification documentation. Communicating with programmers and designers.
Managing projects through to delivery, Testing, Search Engine Optimisation From October 2006 to September 2008 (2 years) IT Manager @ Network Management, TCP/IP Networking, DNS, Email
Physical networking - structured cabling, telephones
Servers - Windows Server 2000, SBS, 2003 installation, configuration and management, MS Exchange Server, MS SQL Server, Designing and maintaining backups, Specification of hardware and upgrades
Responsible for migration to practice-wide document management system to support a ‘paperless business’. From 2005 to 2008 (3 years) Managing Director @ Established a business to provide web design and IT solutions. Gained a solid foundation in the knowledge of running a company specialising in the provision of IT services to the business-to-business sector.
As a founder and owner my roles included: Business development, Accounting and finance, Website design, Small business IT consultancy, Web hosting, Email, Domains, Set up of Microsoft Windows networks, Specification, sourcing and supply of servers and other hardware, Networking and business development. From February 2002 to March 2007 (5 years 2 months) Managing Director @ From 2000 to 2005 (5 years) Client Manager & Web developer @ From January 2000 to February 2002 (2 years 2 months) Freelance Web Developer @ Designed departmental website for Electron Microscopy Dept. From July 1997 to August 1997 (2 months)
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