Michael Dorka

Michael Dorka

User Research, Sprint Master

La Plata, Argentina


  • User Research
  • Sprint Master


Currently Michael is in charge of the usability team of despegar.com (Latin America´s most successfull travelling e-commerce site). Additional he is also directing the area of public affairs in UXPA Argentina (Argentina's association for user experience professionals).

Michael Dorka has more then 6 years of experience as entrepreneur of various Start-ups and more then 15 years of experience as a professional designer and consult. After graduating at University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany and working more then 5 years as art director in different advertising agencies in Germany he dedicated himself to Information Architecture, Interface Design and User Experience Design. He worked as consultant for Vodafone Global, German Telekom Laboratories, T-Home and T-mobile. In 2010 Michael won the IF Design award as responsible UX designer for the User Experience and User Interfaces of the German Telekom landline phone Sinus A 201. In 2008 Michael Dorka gained the EXIST scholarship from Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Germany. He investigated on mobile technology services in Japan. Additionally he published articles on the website of the Design Research Network, in the book Designing Public, in the design magazine Tipografica and in the newspaper Buenos Aires Daily Herald. As guest lecturer he gave classes in the career of Interface Design at the Köln International School of Design [KISD], University of Buenos Aires (UBA), The National University of Technology Buenos Aires (UTN), Universidad Palermo of Buenos Aires [UP] and the University of La Plata [UNLP].