By day I work as a UX designer and user research specialist.
User experience (UX) design is about solving problems by putting users 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 have experience designing desktop, mobile and native applications for both children and adults. Recent clients include Takealot.com, Pearson Education, Social Systems Lab, Jill Richards (South African concert pianist) and Clare Loveday (South African composer).
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. I am happy to work remotely too.
If you would like to discuss how we can work together, pop me an email at email@example.com.
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 facilitated inclusive design workshops with Steve Barnett at WordCamp Cape Town 2017, at the UXSA Cape Town conference (2017) and at the Cape Town Front-end Developers meetup, as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (2018).
2018 has been busy with a number of talks about inclusive design (also with Steve Barnett), at the Cape Town Scrum User Group, IxDA Cape Town, Cape Town Dribbble, UX Masterclass Cape Town, Make Games SA and Cape Town Testing meetups.
In August I co-facilitated a a Google UX Masterclass with Marli Ritter and Maureen Macharia in Cape Town. In November Steve Barnett and I are running an inclusive design workshop at the Agile Testing Days conference in Potsdam, Germany (woot!).