My name is Dana Schlesinger. I specialize in creating usable computer interfaces that take into account aspects of human cognition and art design. I have 10 years experience of working with various computerized systems environments. Prior to founding Schlezi I was a member of the ERGIS development team at Sonarion-Hadassa VR Center, Israel. ERGIS project was to develop a mobile, location-based, see-through technology, which interactively retrieves and displays information relevant to the user's current sight.
Before I joined ERGIS, I was a Product Analyst at Ex-Libris, a company that provides software solutions for libraries and information centres. As a member of the DigiTool development team I planned user interface design, created product specifications and supervised development processes such as QA.
Previous positions included working with the founders' team of the Israeli Natural History museum, where I created an interactive exhibit of an ant colony. The main challenge of this project was to design a system that on one hand is as natural as possible for the animals, and on the other hand, interactive, usable and interesting to the audience. Prior to that I was the head of network and communication support team at the central computers unit, Israeli Defence Force.
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human-Computer Interaction with Ergonomics from University College London, UK. I also hold an M.Sc. in Atmospheric sciences and a B.Sc in life sciences with minor in cognitive sciences, both from the Hebrew University.