Paul Hibbitts has an extensive track record in improving software user experience dating back to 1998, when he founded Hibbitts Design, one of the first Vancouver-based consultancies focused on creating human-centered software.
Since then, he has delivered effective design solutions, customized training, and practical strategies for a wide range of companies and organizations, including start-ups, local, national, and international clients.
Paul has successfully worked in such domains as finance, real estate, education, network administration, business intelligence, health insurance, and customer relationship management.
Working alongside small and large teams alike, Paul led in the design of more productive and enjoyable desktop, mobile, and web-based applications, websites, intranets, courseware, and even (gasp) CD-ROMs.
His contributions often include user research, interaction design, prototyping, usability assessment, team education, and senior management advisory.
Paul has developed and taught highly-rated software interaction design courses for Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the University of British Columbia (Continuing Studies).
In addition, he has also shared his knowledge and experience at various Vancouver workshops, public events, and online presentations on topics such as human-centered design techniques, remote research solutions, and multi-device design.
In 2016, Paul combined his professional user experience design skill set with his extensive education and instructional background and entered the world of open source software.
Paul is presently building software solutions for today’s open and networked learning ecosystems, and his approach to this area has been referred to as “simple, logical, and smart.” The current focus of his development work is the modern flat-file Grav CMS in combination with Git-based services for the field of open education.