UX Design Lead
July 2006 – January 2007
Never be fooled into thinking that a skill set won’t still be valuable at another point in your career. After 9+ years of working primarily in the development space and being back in the search for a “regular” job, I began putting myself out for consideration writing more code.
Surprise! The software world had caught up with my original course of study. I was suddenly a desirable commodity as a UX Designer. The world had changed some, but not much all at the same time, since earning my degree in Human Factors for HCI. I didn’t stay with this particular company very long, but they had some really interesting ideas and some valuable lessons were learned along the way. No screen shots here because…well…the product doesn’t really exist at this point.
Lead user experience design for a cutting-edge home control system running on top of Windows Media Center.
• Work with internal stakeholders to determine requirements for system
• Develop user personas and use-cases for use in building user concepts
• Conceptualize interaction and user experience models
• Create wireframes and work with graphics team to realize them as fully developed, final renderings for development
• Write detailed specifications for user interface to be used by development team
• Research competitive companies and possible new technologies
• Present materials and provide demonstrations at tradeshows