Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart

Director of User Experience

Andrew brings over 16 years of Human Factors domain experience to the Akendi team. During that time Andrew has participated in, and led, many full scope UX Research and Design projects; leading them through analysis, design, and verification, while ensuring appropriate consideration of the persona, their tasks, and environment.

Andrew has a MSc. Ergonomics from Loughborough University, BSc.K (Kinesiology) from Dalhousie University and a BSc. (Psychology) from Saint Mary’s University. He is a Full Member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and is a Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP) (Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics). Andrew has previously held the position of Human Factors Delegate representing Transport Canada Civil Aviation and has been a course instructor at Carleton University.

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Common Sense – Is Not That Common

Common Sense – Is Not That Common

Why The Line “Of Course, It’s Common Sense To Design It That Way,” Is High Praise Indeed At some point in your career you will present a design that you know is praise-worthy. You’ll have worked hard sorting out all the UX considerations, trade-offs, and implementation complications, yet you will be met with a veryRead more

So you work in UX: What Do You DO?

So you work in UX: What Do You DO?

Elevator Speech Last night I went to the bank to renew my mortgage.  As part of the process I was asked what I do for a living… I gave a short answer, User Experience/ Human Factors practitioner, appropriate for the application form, only to be met with a fairly predictable, “What’s that ?”. This experienceRead more

Don’t be a Chicken!

Don’t be a Chicken!

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the CanUX 2015; a volunteer-driven event that has come to be Canada’s premier annual UX event… a moniker I’m sure all in attendance would agree with.  The event was incredibly well organized and drew a great mix of presenters speaking on topics that were interesting, informative,Read more