Alex Cox

Product Manager

Who Am I?

With a degree in understanding how people think and a passion for creating experiences users love, my background isn’t traditional. You’ll find my work at the intersection of design and technology creating products that assist and delight all manner of users.

How I Work

Users

Find the people  and their problems. Empathize with the people to learn their needs and desires.

Design

Design wireframes in Balsamiq. Create lo-fi in Sketch. Make the prototypes in Principle and Marvel to test with users.

Research

Learn the effects of the problem. Who addresses these problems and what do they miss? Identiy the opportunities.

Refine

Test prototypes with users. Improve the usability and hone in on the best way to solve their problems.

Hypothesize

Hypothesize initial solutions to the problems. Consult users to validate hypotheses  and solutions to target.

Build

From design to code. Find the edge cases. Create the Trello and oversee development team through the build process.

Products

Expedia - Just Go!

App for Expedia where I learned to lead software teams and brand amazing products. Sorry no link covered by NDA.

FindMD

SMS app using Twilio to find the nearest clinic in developing countries. iOS app for the clinic side to manage doctors.

Ohana

iOS app for the elderly to easily use technology and communicate with the rest of their family. This project helped me cut my teeth in UX.

Will it Explode?

Fun little app to check if your phone was a Samsung Note 7 and how to return it to the store to get a new phone.

Sound Sense

Microsoft HoloLens app for the blind to navigate by sound. Lead the project learning the needs of the blind and visually impaired community.

Symptomatic

Are you sick but not sure what you have? Symptomatic allows you to search symptoms to find related diseases.
(In development)

Shooting Alert!

Android app to get a notification if a mass shooting ocurred near you or a loved on. Will be on the Play Store soon.

Simplify

Simplify your life with a dashboard to order your favorite food from Eat24, order an uber, check the commute time and more
(In development)

Design

Design a Day

To get better at design I took on the challenge to do a design every single day. I do my designs in Sketch and post them to Instagram.

Mhacks: Refactor

Helped on Mhacks: Refactor’s design team to do do branding and room banners
Designed banners in Sketch and Illustrator

Get There!

An iOS app to help motivate you to get where you need to be. I designed the app and hope to begin developement soon.

UX Timer

An app to help interview time how long users take to complete tasks during usability testing Still working on the design and usability.

Business

Product Management Intern
Expedia Inc.

- Conducted market and competitive analysis in the travel mobile app space to determine market gaps to fill by creating an app that specializes in personalized packaged flight + hotel booking
- Managed six-person team using agile to create new package recommendation travel app for iOS
- Lead team from ideation, user testing, development to get incrorporated into main Expedia App
- Balanced user needs, engineering ability, and upper management’s goals to deliver product users loved

Co-founder, CTO
InFusion Technologies Inc.

- Co-founded clean energy start-up for R & D on novel a home energy storage and generation system
- Lead 5 person engineering team to design and create compact hydrogen system to help power homes
- Raised over $30,000 through innovation grants, solar panel installations, and solar panel project design
- Business Development, Project Management, talent acquisition, and company/team management 

Superhost
Airbnb

-Managed 5 properties over course of 2015 and 2016
-Maintained more than 80% 5 star rating and guest satisfaction
-Averaged 200% - 300% ROI per property
-Hired staff to clean and take care of guest interactions