Hello. I'm Paul Adams. I find out what things people need and care about, and help other people design and build those things. I've been doing this for the last 10 years. I focus on designing for the social web, and talk about this on my blog.
I work at Facebook, where I'm currently focused on researching and designing better ways for businesses and people to communicate and interact.
I'm from Ireland, lived in London for years and now live in San Francisco. I take many photos of things I notice and share them on Posterous.
Working on figuring out better ways for businesses and people to communicate and interact, and for people to communicate with each other about businesses, products and brands.
|Google 02.2007 - 12.2010
Senior UX Researcher
Lead researcher for 'Social', working on web applications and mobile.
Conducted research in US, UK, India, China and Japan. Worked on Gmail, Latitude, YouTube and much more under wraps. Conducted field + lab research to help product + engineering teams build things that people love.
|Flow 09.2004 - 01.2007
Lead UX Consultant
Engaged clients with all parts of the product development process, from proposition + concept (conducting strategic research + conceptual design) to execution (validation research, detailed interaction design). Led projects for the BBC, The Guardian, Vodafone, Betfair, London Underground and UK Government.
|Dyson 01.2003 - 09.2004
Worked on the small teams that designed Japan's best seling vacuum and the first Dyson slimline upright.
Pioneered user research as part of the design and development process. Argued for and led Dyson's first field research to test new concepts.
Perfix 2000 - 2001
Faurecia 1999 - 2000
UL 2001 - 2002
NCAD 1996 - 2000