Software Engineer / Mobile / User Experience / Interaction Design

I research, design and build new and meaningful ways for real people to connect with technology as a useful part of our lives.

Not just our phones and laptops, computers should be a smarter part of homes, businesses and workplaces. I work to break down barriers, bridging the gap between the physical world and the increasingly digital world.


Hi, I’m Jake. I am a researcher, working at SafetyCulture in beautiful Townsville. I'm also a software engineer and worked as a professional iOS developer for over a year. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) with Honours at Griffith University in Brisbane, where I helped to start the IDEA Lab.

I am very excited about the future of technology, especially around mobile tech, digital transformation, emerging technology, data insights, UX + human-computer-interaction, and accessibility. I love computers, but away from my desk I also like bushwalks, SimCity and hiking.

Work + Education

Researcher, Special Projects – SafetyCulture

Researching and laying the foundations for projects to change safety around the world. Doing the groundwork to validate our future vision and the research and infrastructure that will deliver that future. A mix of R&D, user testing, traditional UX & usability research, commercial research.

2016 – present

iOS Developer – SafetyCulture

2014 – 2015

Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)

During my undergraduate degree I focused on mobile development, computer science fundamentals and project management.

Class I Honours + Thesis

Exploring how we shape user experience in regards to emerging technology.

J. Araullo, “Characteristics of Effective Interfaces for Emerging Technology

Select Publications

J. Araullo, L. E. Potter, Experiences Using Emerging Technology” OzCHI 2014 (online here)


J. Araullo, L. E. Potter, The Emerging Technology Consumer: Designing NUI Interaction for Learning and Retention” OzCHI 2015 (online here)


  • Griffith University Academic Medal (2014)

  • Summer Research Scholarship - Griffith University 2012

Contact Me

(or at jake @ this domain)