I draw on more than 10 years of experience in the User-centered design space, with clear communication and positive energy as my tenets. Most recently I have served on the advisory board at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and led workshops at Noble Desktop (NYC) on the principles of User-centered Design. While often an “army-of-one”, I have also managed small design teams in both on-site and remote projects.
There is more to UX than simple wire frames. It begins with setting Goals and Objectives, and identifying the User. Through Task Analysis, critical product features will reveal themselves, and ensure that the end solution aligns with stakeholder and User requirements.
The look and feel of a digital product is as important as the functional experience. Visual design has always been a part of my expression, and I continue to exercise that by styling my wireframes into high res comps, and through Creative Direction.
Great design does not exist in a vacuum. Without external feedback the most ``perfect`` UI cannot be validated. I test early, and often. In the long run it saves time and money, and always makes for a better product.
Marketing, Product, Engineering/development - how do you get all these people to reach a consensus? And lets not forget the Client... the answer is early involvement. Conducting ``design sessions`` and utilizing tools like InVision can ensure that everyone has a voice in the design process.