John Sorflaten, PhD

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Technical Writer, Videographer, Writer, Managing Editor

30 years around the usability block means you walk the talk

More than 30 years of innovative UX, user experience, business systems requirements and usability engineering in all phases of web and application design: clear problem definition for enterprise and project levels, winning proposals, cost-sensitive planning and on-time management, requirements analysis that meets the real needs of stakeholders to include customers and end-users, motivating clients for follow-on projects, top-level training and mentoring, and efficient, productive meetings.

Well-honed project management skills: situation analysis, goal-identification, team problem-solving in workshop settings, facilitating stand-up training/presentations with an interactive, engaging style. Bridge gap between the customer community and the development team; manage requirements specification, verifying their fulfillment through traceability. Excellent written and oral communication, clear thinking. Provide functional/technical guidance with detailed specifications. Trained in Project Management and Microsoft Project. Candidate for PMP. Team lead & Scrum master experience with JIRA, VersionOne, and Rally.

Experience in varied venues: DoD, government, cyber, financial brokerages, insurance, medical equipment, manufacturing, national chain management, health, military, e-commerce, intranet, customer service, education, information, point-of-sale kiosk interaction, telecommunications, and travel. Specialize in cross-team collaboration: coders, training, DB modeling/admin, middleware, sysadmin, program management, testing, usability.

Security Clearance: TS/SCI Cleared with FS Poly

-PhD, Instructional Design and Technology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
-MA, Foundations of Education, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA
-BA, Cinematography, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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Article, Infographic Copy, Case Study, Whitepaper, Website Copy, Explainer Video, Blog Post
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U of Iowa, PhD in "Visual Studies" and Cognitive Psychology, Science Education and Film Theory
Maharishi University of Management, MA in Foundations of Education (studies in consciousness, meditation)
U of Southern California, BA, Cinematic Arts (one year behind George Lucas....)
Fairfield, IA, USA|English

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