Portrait of A. Puicón-Pérez
Helping communities & teams immerse, foresee, and prototype — faster better together.
Aldo Puicón-Pérez is a mission-driven UX researcher and designer. By integrating backgrounds in human-centered research, relational interaction design, and speculative practices, Puicón-Pérez brings a distinct approach to systems level thinking for shaping services and the products that support them.

Featured Work

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Shaping an Expert System for Worker Co-ops

Expert System Design, AI/ML Product Design, Rapid Interface Prototyping, User Testing
  • Interviewed co-op experts and reviewed AI research
  • Designed COOP•R, a multimodal AI expert system that provides tailored advice
  • Built early prototypes in Figma, and now developing comprehensive prototype in Origami
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Considering Cooperation: A Design Framework

UX Research, Design Frameworks, Design Artifacts
  • Investigated community-centered approach to interaction design, leveraging "Designing In Place" as a critical research process
  • Looked into Coachella Valley economics and demographics and identified a regional opportunity
  • Created reference zine on reflections from community-centered design
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Understanding EPD Collaboration

UX Research, User Interviews, Product Ideation, Rapid Interface Prototyping
  • Collaboratively interviewed product engineering team members
  • Uncovered pain points around onboarding, trust, culture
  • Developed AI solution prototypes for onboarding and collaboration
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Cultivating a Community Lab for Co-op Development

UX Research, Visioning, Service Design Prototyping, Play Testing
  • Analyzed datasets and interviewed experts to identify a local need
  • Designed CVCTUS, a community lab prototype
  • Produced pitch deck for potential pilot hosts
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Organizing a Co-Mapping Experience: Launching Mapeo

UX Research, Design Systems, XFN Collaboration, Design Leadership
  • Researched mapping tool needs for indigenous frontline communities
  • Established core design system for Mapeo, an intuitive, secure co-mapping platform
  • Over 30 indigenous communities worldwide use Mapeo to create maps together
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