Collaborative, user-centered design
I enjoy the problem-solving, collaboration, and sense of adventure in lean design. I think transparent, team-oriented projects will most often have the greatest shared vision and yield the highest quality results. Any reason to break out sticky notes and markers is a good day. Less time at my desk and more time spent working with others is often a sign that a project is going well.
Below are example artifacts from lean ideation, user-centered artifacts, and planning sessions. I enjoy breaking projects down into prioritized pieces and working closely with others to realize the vision (and pivot if needed), to strategically build and release products one step at a time.
What I do
- Discovery, strategy, and planning
- Project and team leadership
- Look for the problems and design the solutions
- Concept, design, and simple prototyping
- Workshops and sketch jam sessions
- User research and concept testing
- Delivery and collaboration with development
I like to use sketching sessions as a way to turbo-boost a project. Within a single 2-3 hour session, I have sketch-boarded the basics of an offline process into an online model with an instructional designer, and defined an object model and 2 primary app workflows with a developer. I enjoy working out key frameworks or approaches as a team, then moving forward with greater focus on core components.
Below are example artifacts that focus on the humans involved and what will help the team to evaluate what will be of most value to them. I will create any tool that helps visualize and focus the efforts. Combine a journey or scenarios with a persona? Sure. Go lean and mean and user test with paper concepts? You bet. Whatever gets the job done.
Project planning and management
Planning in the open as a team enables the project approach and status to be clear and for the team to work as a unit. Design is a team sport—most of the planning artifacts below were created by me, others in collaboration with a coworkers to create processes that worked best for the team.