Maria Nicholas leads user experience strategy and research at Skillsoft, where she is responsible for customer research efforts across Percipio as well as user experience design for the administrative and reporting aspects of the platform. She was previously Director of User Experience at Moody’s Analytics and Executive Director of UX at Kaplan Test Prep in New York. Maria works to embed user-centered design methodologies into the product development process and advance design thinking as a strategic tool in large organizations through facilitative leadership and collaboration. She teaches user experience and visual design at General Assembly, a provider of practical technology courses for adult learners, and has been a visiting critic at FIT’s Creative Technology & Design program in New York.
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management.
Skillsoft provides a comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology and Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience assists in accelerating learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.
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