By day I work as a UX designer and user research specialist.
User experience (UX) design is about solving problems by putting humans first. It is easy to make expensive and time-consuming assumptions about how people will use our products, but we are not our users.
I can help you implement design processes and tools that will enable you to reach out to your users and build intuitive, user-friendly products, based on their input and feedback. I can also facilitate UX training and help you be better at user-centred design thinking in your every day work.
Things I can do for you:
I am enthusiastic about inclusive design and accessibility - this way of working makes experiences better for everyone! I have worked in design, development and product teams so am comfortable fitting into a variety of team dynamics.
I am currently particularly interested in the fields of educational technology, social innovation and public health. I am based in Johannesburg but travel regularly to Cape Town too.
If you would like to discuss how we can work together, pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much of the recent corporate work I have done is confidential but I am happy to share my porfolio on request.
Yes, I make wireframes! Lots of them! But this is just one piece of the work I do. Being an UX designer also means I solve design problems by making and doing the following things:
I have designed and facilitated UX training courses and materials, to spread the word about the power of user-centred design and user research. I have also lectured design thinking and management and operations courses at AFDA in Cape Town.
I have co-facilitated inclusive design workshops with Steve Barnett at WordCamp Cape Town 2017; at the UXSA Cape Town conference (2017); at the Cape Town Front-end Developers meetup, as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (2018); and at the Agile Testing Days conference (November 2018) in Potsdam, Germany.