Hi, there. I'm a product &
experience designer living in Seattle. 👋
I start by getting a rich understanding of the problem space via hands-on research: contextual inquiries, interviews and surveys, and conducting a review of existing domains and systems.
From the research I generate areas of insight. These get shared out to the broader team so everyone's on the same page: who is our audience, what are their needs, and what are our opportunities.
With a problem clearly defined and a base of background knowledge to draw from, I work alongside product and engineering stakeholders to articulate a concise roadmap of features and goals.
I explore potential design solutions (typically through the generous use of Post-it notes) and develop prototypes from the viable concepts: wireframes, coded websites, anything interactive to get in front of people.
I take my preliminary prototypes and vigorously test them with users in-context to validate the concepts and functionality, incorporating feedback and refining along the way.
Once the proof-of-concepts are fleshed out and validated, visual polish is tuned and integrated into the shippable feature
A few random thoughts from here and there.
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