I look for opportunities to create exciting and innovative user experiences and designs, picking up on things that annoy me to see if I can find a better way. Following a User-Centred Design approach I plan and run workshops with clients, stakeholders and users to determine the functional requirements of a product or concept to best understand both the business and user needs. I provide conceptual designs to vision my understanding, and provide design iterations. I also enjoy working as a front end developer. Much of my experience has been working within Agile and using the Scrum methodology, specifically being a lead UX designer or front end developer on projects. I am also a Certified ScrumMaster and enjoy the role, finding it’s purpose and results in the team quite satisfying. Most importantly I want to help people in their day to day - I want to make a difference in the world.
I watch how users behave to understand their needs - their requirements are the foundations for page designs, layout and functionality.
I use prototypes of varying fidelity to communicate ideas and designs to stakeholders, users and development teams.
I keep users at the heart of what I do by continually testing designs and builds with them to better influence the outcome of the project.
I prototype in HTML, CSS and JS to bridge the gap between design and development. This has been especially useful in reducing the load on delivery teams as well creating valubale mock ups for the business.
By focusing on users and engaging them early, throughout and after a project I reduce the level of risk to the business and increase the level of rewards to users.
I use workshops for getting ideas, information and knowledge from groups. By taking on that information I can gain more insight into the problem and potential solutions.