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Brian R.

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  • Joined March 2019

Usability consultant, accessibility advocate, helping startups validate before building their concepts.

  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
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Brian R.
Brisbane QLD, Australia

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Design Development Strategy



Just over 20 yrs in digital. Largely focused on the usability space. Refer to myself as, "The users' agent" to design & development teams to ensure a product's users have a seat at the table.

Work history

UX Engineer
Usability and accessibility consultancy. Helping startups validate their concepts, or companies new feature, prior to building using US research to identify users, validate product viability, and testing prior to design & development.
UX Researcher
Facilitated new SaaS product's research with 25 yrs of existing clients. That included, contextual inquiry, competition research, usability planning & testing, product strategy, industry * feature surveys, and performance analytics.
UX Strategist
Agency that largely caters to government or organisational entities, helping with their Intranet and SharePoint. Here I performed contextual inquiry, card sorting, tree testing, workshop facilitation, and usability testing.
UX Engineer
Worked on UI overhaul for next generation native software platform. I performed contextual inquiry, concept ideation, and usability optimisation.


Traffic Software UI Overhaul - Case Study

This case study discusses the UX process used in UI overhaul of traffic network management software.

QPAC Website Overhaul - Case Study

The original task was to simply facilitate user interviews with seven users predetermined by QPAC. As the project progressed, I then facilitated card sorting, tree testing, stakeholder brainstorming workshops, and concept ideation.

Usability Testing Results Presentation

After a round of usability testing, I presented the team this slide-deck .



Bachelor of Science - Website Deisgn
Bachelor of Science - eCommerce Solutions
Depth Study - Computer Science




Native or bilingual proficiency


ux user experience usability accessibility ux research lean startups validation usability testing ideation product analysis


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Not seeking work


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Industries I love

Consumer Products Ecommerce Professional Services Sports Tech Other

What I read

UX research resources

Side projects

Mentoring startups at local incubators

Ideal team

Team genuinely interested in users' perspective.