Working with us

To work with :ratio means to interact with nine passionate specialists; an experienced and reliable team at your service.

Simon Farine Simon Farine

Simon

Founder


At :ratio for 9 years

“We cannot find anything on this website.” As soon as a client utters these words, Simon is ready to jump into the study and testing of the content and architecture of the site. He maps, sorts, prioritizes, and organizes with an array of acquired experience and methods in information architecture.

Passionate about knowledge sharing, he, along with Gilles, has created the UX Romandie monthly event and the UX Lausanne conference. Always eager to filter new services and paradigms through his analytical sieve, Simon is a key asset to :ratio’s strategic monitoring mandates.

Yann Ringgenberg Yann Ringgenberg

Yann

Founder


At :ratio for 9 years

Tired of seeing web projects fall slave to fashion dictates in detriment of their specificity, objectives and users needs, Yann founded :ratio along with Simon in 2009. With Yann, navigations, page structures, or interactions do not remain at the level of ideas and words for long; he sketches, prototypes and discusses every aspect of a project, always with the aim of a thorough reworking.

His unfailing taste combined with practical know-how and experience is not limited to user experience; it can also be found in his practice of cycling and music. At work, Yann takes charge of the vinyl collection and the fine-tuning of the record player.

Xavier Alexandre Xavier Alexandre

Xavier

UX architect


At :ratio for 6 years

Curiosity is Xavier’s main trait; 3D printing, bicycles (with a preference for light steel), and local culinary products occupy his time. That is, of course, when he is not conducting one of an extensive series of interviews or fine-tuning wireframes.

He dedicates an afternoon per week to widening the scope of his UX vision. For instance, in 2012, he attended an ethno-technology class in Neuchâtel and became an active member of their FabLab.

Our technical partners simply love the fact that he is a certified SCRUM product owner.

Gilles Demarty Gilles Demarty

Gilles

UX architect


At :ratio for 5 years

His previous experience as a developer has served to strengthen Gilles’ main attribute: rigor. Find a user experience difficult to measure? Gilles will quickly prove you wrong through quantitative and statistically based methods.

UX Architect at :ratio during the day, his evenings are dedicated to developing the Interactive Design Professional Association (IXDA) and its famous event: Interaction14. He is also a founder, with Simon, of UX Romandie, a branch of IXDA for the French-speaking region of Switzerland. Despite all these activities, he somehow finds time to tweet and photograph what surrounds and inspires him.

Chiara Valerio

Chiara

UX architect


At :ratio for 2 years

No matter what you want to design - be it a product or a service, Chiara’s first question will always be: “who is going to use it?” She uses interviews, surveys, and observational research to understand users' habits and attitudes, then uses that information to build playful and intuitive solutions. Her strengths include empathy, negotiation, and creative problem solving.

Her passion for interaction design comes from a wealth of experience living in Switzerland, United States, the Netherlands, and Italy. If she is not in the field with your team, look towards the sailboats on the lake or on a ski slope! Otherwise, she is probably traveling around the globe.

Nhung Tang Nhung Tang

Nhung

UX & Visual Designer


At :ratio for 7 years

The first employee to join Simon and Yann, Nhung has brought to :ratio her capacity to handle web graphic design projects. From wireframes to graphic design templates, Nhung adds meticulous rigor to the interfaces we are asked to transform.

Few pixels remain untouched through her careful evaluation process; interactions are enhanced by the usability studies she conducts. Her high standards and taste also shape her personality; a rare mix of elegance and geekiness.

Matthieu Minguet

Matthieu

Interaction Designer


At :ratio for 3 years

After a Bachelor's program in Interaction Design at ECAL, Matthieu followed a Master's program in Application Development at HEIG-VD. Matthieu has more than one string to his bow; he is passionate about the aesthetics of information as well as the uses and social impacts of new technologies. Matthieu lends us a hand in interaction design and brings his skills to the visual part of our projects.

Besides his job at :ratio, he teaches Motion Design and Creative Programming at ECAL. Hobbies? He is particularly interested in digital artists and finds inspiration visiting expositions both in Switzerland and abroad.

Caroline Altevogt

Caroline

Event Coordinator & Copywriter


At :ratio for 3 years

Caroline’s main task is organizing the UX Lausanne conference. After first training in hotel management, she achieved a Bachelor of Arts to satisfy her penchant for linguistics and further develop her way with words. Besides event coordination, she complements the team as a copywriter.

Once her computer is off, she dedicates her free time to entertain her taste buds at the best local restaurants; a hobby that benefits us in choosing the catering for our conferences…

They worked with us

Loris Grillet

UX & Visual Designer

2013 to 2017

Ariane Faraldi

Practical training - 5 months

2016

Céline Racine

Practical training - 2 months

2015

Lina Berzhaner

Practical training - 6 weeks

2015

Lauria Sager

Event Coordinator

2014

Louiselle Morand Salvo

UX Architect

2013

Get in touch

Do you wish to create or enhance a website, an interface, an application, or a service? We are always eager for new projects. Come meet us and together we will evaluate if we are the right partner to collaborate with on your project.

+41 21 544 54 54 · info@8ratio.ch

Chemin de Boston 1 · 1004 Lausanne · Suisse


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