My background

My passion for usability and UX developed while I was still in University completing my Masters in Organizational Psychology.

After completing internships in Marketing and UX agencies in Munich, Stuttgart and Sydney, I started my first full-time position as a usability consultant in 2005 in San Francisco with gotomedia. In the following three years, I was able to work on fantastic projects across all platforms and industries. Working with an inspiring design team that cared about usability at a stage where it was still nascent, being able to attend conferences and feel the energy of Silicon Valley made for a perfect start.

In 2008 I moved to Sydney, Australia and worked for various healthcare, financial and aerospace companies as a freelance research consultant.

I founded UsercentriX in 2010. Starting my own company allowed me to follow my passion for effective research and international travel. In 2011, I returned to Germany and have been working for agencies and companies in Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the US.

In a nutshell

  • MA Psychology (Organizational & Educational Psychology); side subject Cognitive Science & Knowledge Psychology
  • 16+ years experience in usability & UX research in Germany, the US and Australia
  • Native speaker level German & English
  • Cross-platform portfolio in web, mobile, desktop as well as medical devices
  • Planning, coordinating and conducting (international) user research projects
  • Collaboration with internal and external design and development teams
  • Usability consulting throughout the project

Technical equipment & test lab

  • Portable, professional usability test lab (Mac OS & Windows for desktop and mobile devices)
  • Mobile device testing (iOS & Android)
  • Clients can observe sessions live in the UsercentriX research lab or remote via video conference
  • Video recordings and production of highlight videos from test sessions

Have a look at all methods and services here.

You can find my detailed curriculum on  External Link to Nicole Armbruster's Xing profile  or   View Nicole Armbruster's profile on LinkedIn.