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Scott Robinson

Contact Information:      
  El Cerrito , CA 94530   (831) 325-1905 mobile
  www.orarian.com   resume@orarian.com


  • I have twelve years experience as a software designer and manager with roles in information architecture, interaction design, multimedia development, and Web applications.
  • Five years experience managing designers and usability engineers at Oracle and at a design consultancy.
  • Passionate about creating great products that meet business and user needs.
  • Strong understanding of enterprise-level Web application technologies.
  • I enjoy giving back to the design community and taught Information Architecture at Cabrillo Community College and UC Santa Cruz Extension.


  • M.S. in Library & Information Science with a focus on Human Factors and Information Architecture, SJSU.
  • B.A. in Theater Arts with a focus in Stage Management, UC Santa Cruz.
  • Project and Program Management Certificate, UCSC Extension.



Examples of my work are available at www.orarian.com/portfolio.

Senior Manager, Oracle Applications User Experience – 10/2007 to present

  • Managing a team of ten User Experience professionals providing support to the Financials suite of business applications consisting of Accounts Payables, Receivables, Cash Management, Expenses, General Ledger, Accounting, and Collections.
  • Interacted weekly with the Financials executive team to plan strategic research efforts and tactical design support needs.
  • Worked closely with Product Managers to assign resources to high-impact projects, monitor progress, and mediate design decisions.
  • Interacted with a 200-person development organization to work out software implementation issues and ensure that the final products met design objectives.
  • Led our customer research program for our next generation product line.

Manager, Oracle Applications User Experience – 5/2005 to 10/2007

  • Managed a team of three interaction designers and usability engineers supporting Oracle’s Project Management and Real Estate applications.
  • In August 2006 I was also given responsibility to manage the design team for the Procurement product family consisting of six major products.
  • Recruiting liaison for all other User Experience managers, supporting the recruitment and on-boarding of 30 new hires during rapid growth of the extended team.
  • Led the team to prioritize and conduct major design projects that port existing products into Oracle’s next generation Fusion platform.

Senior Interaction Designer, Oracle|PeopleSoft - 9/2003 to 5/2005

  • Owner of the user interface for several Supply Chain Management products including Order Management, Billing and Inventory.
  • Conducted user and field research including site visits and user interviews.
  • Translated research findings to product requirements and worked closely with Development and Product Strategy to prioritize and implement the designs.
  • Produced wire frames, interaction flows, and high-fidelity mockups.
  • Produced and delivered internal training to over 130 developers, strategists and business analysts on User Centered Design.

Freelance Information Architect & Interaction Designer - 9/2001 to 9/2003

  • Conducted user interviews, user research, and develop user profiles.
  • Developed paper and HTML prototypes to conduct user testing.
  • Produced site maps, application flows, wire frames, HTML and paper prototypes.
  • Conducted and presented heuristic evaluations and usability evaluations to clients.
  • Selected clients include Intuit, HP, Cartesis, and Florida Virtual School.

Senior Information Architect, Imagesmith - 5/2000 to 9/2001

  • Produced application flows, site maps, wire frames, HTML and paper prototypes.
  • Conducted and presented usability evaluations to clients.
  • Conducted paper and HTML rapid prototyping and user testing.
  • Built the IA practice within the company to a core service that delivered 30-50% of our revenue.

Program Manager, Imagesmith - 7/1998 to 5/2000

  • Member of executive team, working closely with the COO, CFO, and CEO to manage client relationships and oversee project deliverables.
  • Hired and supervised project managers and development staff of ten.
  • Involved in projects where development budgets exceeded $500K.
  • Selected clients include Disney, Hewlett-Packard, and Seagate.

Associate Producer, CREDE (The Center for Research, Education, Diversity and Excellence, a granted organization at UC Santa Cruz) - 6/1996 to 6/1998

  • Producer and design team member for Educational CD-ROM, "Teaching Alive."
  • Managed contractor resources, budget, and product testing.
  • Marketed and promoted the product post-development.



References available upon request.