I was born in Durango (Basque Country) and like many user experience professionals, since my childhood I have been fascinated by any technological advancement and inspired seeing science fiction films where the actors interacted with computers through the use of gestures in the air or clapping.
My first contact with the user experience was in September 2008, in my second year of university in Edinburgh, where I studied a module called “Human-Computer Interaction”. This new subject was able to mix two worlds in which I was always interested namely, the why of people´s actions (psychology, sociology, anthropology …) and technology. Since that moment, computer science made sense to me. I didn´t know that the humanities and sciences could go together and I was amazed to see how in this HCI field, they merged together and fitted perfectly.
After finishing my studies of software engineering, I decided to study HCI and enrolled for a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics at UCL (University College London). It was a busy but fascinating year because I had the opportunity to meet UX learners from all over the world and to improve my knowledge of and skills in important areas such as ergonomic design, usability evaluation methods, interaction design, cognitive science and affective interaction.
In 2011 I moved to Madrid where I currently reside and until now I’ve had the pleasure of working with renowned companies such as BBVA, Liferay, Casa del Libro, Bankia, Carrefour, Telefónica, Repsol, Liferay, Mahou among others.
It is very likely we meet in one of the many events about UX and design and I always love to meet designers or future clients and have long talks about projects that we can collaborate together and everything related to UX with a good coffee :-)