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Pabini Gabriel-Petit

Senior Director, User Experience & Design at Apttus
Silicon Valley CA USA

Founder, Publisher, and Editor in Chief, UXmatters

Pabini Gabriel-PetitWith more than 20 years of experience at companies such as Google, Apple, WebEx, Cisco, BMC Software, and various startups, Pabini provides UX strategy and design consulting services. Pabini was previously Principal UX Architect at BMC Software, VP of User Experience at scanR, Manager of User Experience at WebEx, and Human Interface Engineer at Apple. She has led UX strategy, design, and user research for Web, mobile, and desktop applications for consumers, SMBs, and enterprises, in diverse product domains. Working collaboratively with executives, multidisciplinary product teams, and UX teams, she has envisioned and defined holistic UX design solutions for innovative, award-winning products that achieved success in the marketplace. The diversity of her skills and experience enables Pabini to think outside the box and synthesize innovative UX design solutions for challenging design problems. Pabini is passionate about creating great user experiences that meet users' needs and get business results. A thought leader in the UX community, Pabini was a Founding Director of the Interaction Design Association.

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Pabini’s Articles on UXmatters

On Good Behavior, Pabini’s Column on UXmatters

The Essence of Interaction Design—Part I: Designing Virtual Contexts for Interaction

January 2011

Design Is a Process, Not a Methodology

July 2010

Specifying Behavior: With an Example Menu Behavior Specification

January 2010

First, Do No Harm

November 2009

Features

Specialists Versus Generalists: A False Dichotomy?

February 2009

Sharing Ownership of UX

May 2007

Why UX Should Matter to Software Companies

March 2006

UXnet Local Ambassadors: Building a Global Community One Locale at a Time

With John Ferrara and Louis Rosenfeld—Jan 2006

Series on Color

Color Theory for Digital Displays: A Quick Reference: Part I

January 2006

Color Theory for Digital Displays: A Quick Reference: Part II

January 2006

Applying Color Theory to Digital Displays

January 2007

Ensuring Accessibility for People With Color-Deficient Vision

February 2007

UXmatters Editorials

By the People, for the People

November 2006

UX Community

November 2005

Welcome to UXmatters

November 2005

Ask UXmatters—Pabini’s Answers

Trends in User Experience

December 2012

Identifying Product Value, Then Designing the Right Product

July 2012

Finding Your Favorite UX Conference

May 2012

Agile User Experience Design

April 2012

Interviewing Candidates for UX Jobs

November 2011

The Integration of User Experience into Software Development

August 2011

Managing A Globally Distributed UX Team

June 2011

Teamwork and Collaboration Across Departments

May 2011

Integrating UX into Agile Development

April 2011

A UX Vision’s Purpose and Benefits | Cultures That Foster Great Design

March 2011

Designing an Office Space That Encourages Great Design

February 2011

Design Thinking | Employing Design Principles | Defining Ease of Use

January 2011

Essential and Desirable Skills for a UX Designer

December 2010

Going Mobile, Part II: When to Go Mobile | Reuse Your Web Design or Start from Scratch?

November 2010

Going Mobile, Part I: Designing for Different Screen Sizes | Promoting Your Mobile App

October 2010

Analyzing Data from Field Studies | Wiki Design

September 2010

Favorite UX & Technology Blogs | Learning About New Web & Mobile Applications

June 2010

Designing for Senior Citizens | Organizing Your Work Schedule

May 2010

Putting a Paper Form Online | Avoiding Dropouts and False Information | Applying Aesthetics

April 2010

Pagination in Web Forms | Evaluating the Effectiveness of Web Forms

March 2010

Enterprise User Experience: Building a UX Group | Hosting a Get-to-Know-UX Event

February 2010

Label Alignment in Long Forms | Paper Prototyping for Engineers

January 2010

Effective UX in a Corporate Environment: Part II

September 2009

Effective UX in a Corporate Environment: Part I

August 2009

Generating Ideas | Your Versus My in User Interfaces

July 2009

Moving into User Research

June 2009

Using Verbs As Nouns in User Interfaces | UX Roles in Organizations

May 2009

Moving from MIS to User Experience

April 2009

Evangelizing UX Across an Entire Organization

March 2009

Self-Education in UX

December 2008

Choosing the Language for a User Interface

November 2008

Book Reviews

Book Review: Information Dashboard Design

April 2007

Book Review: Paper Prototyping

May 2006

Conference Reviews

Conference Review: IA Summit 2011: Part III

March 2012

Conference Review: IA Summit 2011: Part II

May 2011

Conference Review: IA Summit 2011: Part I

April 2011

CHI 2007

July 2007

IA Summit 2007: Part I

April 2007

IA Summit 2007: Part II

April 2007

UIE Web App Summit 2007: Part I

March 2007

UIE Web App Summit 2007: Part II

March 2007

UIE Web App Summit 2007: Part III

March 2007

The Web and Beyond: SIGCHI Conference in Amsterdam

October 2006

Strategy06: A UX Professional's Experience of the Conference

September 2006

Experiencing CHI 2006: From a Practitioner's Viewpoint:
Part I

July 2006

Experiencing CHI 2006: From a Practitioner's Viewpoint:
Part II

July 2006

Experiencing CHI 2006: From a Practitioner's Viewpoint:
Part III

August 2006

Experiencing CHI 2006: From a Practitioner's Viewpoint:
Part IV

August 2006

Experiencing CHI 2006: From a Practitioner's Viewpoint:
Part V

August 2006

My IA Summit 2006 Experience: Part 1: The Pre-Conference

April 2006

My IA Summit 2006 Experience: Part 2: The Conference: Day 1

April 2006

My IA Summit 2006 Experience: Part 3: The Conference: Day 2

April 2006

My IA Summit 2006 Experience: Part 4: The Conference: Day 3

April 2006

Another Perspective on DUX2005

November 2005