Full name

Jennifer Milne

Title

Product Manager

Location

Boston, MA

Biography

SKILLS PROFILE

  • Rare combination of design background spanning consumer research, industrial design and mechanical engineering.
  • Excellent at managing product development teams to maximize creativity whilst ensuring deliverables are met.
  • Particularly strong in project scoping, market analysis, user profiling and determining requirements.
  • User-centered design process; experience in accessible medical devices, public kiosks, and humanitarian design.
  • Experience with smart devices and embedded electronics to storyboard and develop seamless interactions in our daily lives.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  •   Product Manager, formlabs
    

08/06/2012 — present Cambridge, MA
Working to successfully launch a brand new, game changing, low cost stereolithography 3D printer. More info at www.formlabs.com.

  •   Teaching Assistant, MIT Sloan School of Management
    

1/16/2012 — 5/31/2012 Cambridge, MA
Graduate cross-disciplinary design class for engineers, business students, and RISD industrial designers developing products from opportunity identification through to working prototypes.

  •   Engineering Intern, IDEO	
    

1/9/2012 — 2/3/2012 Chicago, IL
Executed a full scale build out transforming a bare room into a new retail environment for user testing.

  •   Teaching Assistant, MIT Mobile Experience Lab
    

9/13/2011 — 12/16/2011 Cambridge, MA
Graduate cross-disciplinary design class in the media lab, creating a vision for the future of the workplace in collaboration with the VEnice GAteway for Science and Technology.

  •   Strategy Intern, Continuum	
    

5/16/2009 — 8/12/2011 West Newton, MA
Conducted in-depth user research and analysis through interviews and observation in the field.

  •   Market Research, Glasgow Wood Recycling	
    

6/1/2009 — 8/1/2009 Glasgow, UK
Performed valuable marketing activities for this social enterprise on a shoestring budget.

  •    Policy Writer, Shelter Centre	
    

6/1/2008 — 9/1/2008 Geneva, Switzerland
Launched and managed the new “Transitional Shelter” design and implementation guidelines project.Transitional Shelter Guidelines used extensively in Haiti and endorsed by the official Shelter Cluster.

  •    Internet Researcher, AQA (63336) Any Question Answered	
    

9/1/2007 — 8/1/2008 remote, UK
Answered any question asked by any customer for one of the first text message based services in the UK.

  •    Drafting Technician, R.B Ross Steel Fabricators, Ltd.	
    

7/1/2004 — 9/1/2004 Aberdeen, UK
Redesigned a fire hydrant trolley for offshore helipads reducing weight and increasing maneuverability.Worked on a cable spooler project from initial design to shipment of 12 to Nigeria.

EDUCATION

  •   Graduate MS candidate, Mechanical Engineering (GPA 5.0) 
    

9/1/2010 — 6/1/2012 MIT, USA
First year fully funded by Kennedy Scholarship from the UK Kennedy Memorial Trust.

  •   MEng Product Design Engineering (First Class)	
    

9/1/2005 — 6/1/2010 Glasgow School of Art / University of Glasgow, UK
Awards include most distinguished engineering graduate and best design graduate in class of 2010.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Engineering Leadership Award Scheme, Royal Academy of Engineering, London
  • Glasgow University branch president, Engineers Without Borders UK, Glasgow
  • Graphic Design Workshop Competition Winner, D&AD, London
  •   Advertising Chair, Graduate Women at MIT
    
  •   MIT Science Policy Initiative, Congressional Visit’s Day 2011
    

BLOG: http://milneatmit.blogspot.com/
LINKED IN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jennifer-milne/18/b83/710

Specialties

product design engineering, development and management; human factors, graphic design, marketing, video production

Skills

Arduino, Sketching, Video Prototypes, Sketch Models, Presentations, User Profiles, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, SolidWorks, AutoCAD 2000, Microsoft Office