— 2017

INTERACTION DESIGNER AT PREZI.COM



Interaction design for prezi editor and search engine

ROLE

In the design team at Prezi I had the opportunity to work in user interface, software and website design, illustration, communication, and branding, among other areas. I was able to develop my skills in UI and UX working hand-in-hand with researchers, developers, data scientists and designers, of course, all world-class talented crazy people from all over the world! Sometimes I was doing QA, assisting the engineers with user scenarios and prioritizing bugs. It was very helpful to understand how teams work organically to achieve their semester goals, in a very adaptive and resilient way.



I worked mainly in two product teams, both of them had the same goal: have more people using Prezi. One of them was the PowerPoint Import team, trying to convert users by allowing them to import their slides from PowerPoint. The sec- ond team was the Reuse team, that had the focus on all the features related to reuse content from previous and public Prezis, reducing the creation and searching content time.



I love to work in the complete process, from the idea and brainstorming sessions to the implementation and user tests. I also like the lean approach for teamwork and leading the complete projects with that mindset.




ACTIVITIES
- Interactive prototypes in ActionScript (yeah,  Prezi was made in flash at that time)- User Interface design 
- Interaction flows for PowerPoint import features
- User testing
- Re-use content future scenarios 

RECOMMENDATIONS

“Maria has exceptional skills in understanding complex problems and coming up with simple, delightful design solutions. Her interest draws from various disciplines from Dance to UX, thus allowing her to propose culturally right designs. If you have a chance to work with her, i highly recommend that you do so!”



Adam Somlai- Fisher, Prezi Co-Founder




“Maria is one of the most delightful people I know. She's a wonderful and professional designer and her bright personality makes every job a breeze. In any project we did together she pushed her expertise and managing skills to a very high level yet never appeared to be stressed and was always looking for opportunities to grow. I liked every minute working with her and miss her a lot!”




Gabor Hoffer, Prezi Lead Product Designer 









ABOUT PREZIPrezi is a presentation resource, on a mission to reinvent how people share knowledge, tell stories, and inspire their audiences to act.

Unlike slides, which literally box you in, Prezi gives you a limitless zoomable canvas and the ability to show relationships between the big picture and fine details.













Proposal for re-using content from previous prezis done by the same user.










Support page proposal with focus on auto-attention.











Recommendation feature sidebar. While you edit your Prezi you can check for related content in previous or other’s prezis.















User search results page structure. The focus was to help users find inspiration and re-use content.









Sketches previous designing user interactions for: user feed, importing content, animation and new prezi user.