I design experiences that delight, inspire, and work for users.
It’s my philosophy that UX is both a method of inquiry into and a method of confirmation of a design solution’s approach. In plain English: The UX process consists of asking questions to inform a design solution and then performing research to make sure the solution works for the target users.
Here’s a peek into my design process.
I like to get into the minds of the people using products I design. I’m a firm believer in using real personas when possible and in just talking to those I’m designing for.
Users will always surprise you. The more you know about them, the better the solution you devise will be.
People are always happy to give you their opinion–sometimes whether you want it or not. So I try to build with users instead of just for them.
Workflows, wireframes, prototypes, simulations and models–oh my! Putting out the right deliverable at the right time is key. I like my workflows and wires to be living documents that the product team can rally behind.
By building quickly and testing often, the final product has already been through the crucible. It’s been refined into a polished solution.
Prototyping yields results–and besides, don’t you want to say that you work with models all day?
I’m constantly evangelizing for testing at every step of the design process. Testing and heuristic evaluation needn’t be a major undertaking–constant small tests yield great and big results
UX research informs the solution, then UX testing helps confirm the success of that solution. The deliverable is sandwiched between research, testing and evaluation throughout the process.
Mmmm, interactive sandwiches.
I might have an unhealthy obsession with typography. More typographic posters line the walls of my home than photos of family.
I love modernist furniture, and mid-century modern architecture. If you need to get me a present, may I suggest an Eames lounge chair?
I brew my own beer. So I have that going for me, which is nice.
If you’ve got users, I’ve got experience.
I’ve just started a new consulting gig, but I’m always open to personal projects with cool people in town. Find me in and around Downtown or at UX office hours!
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