Optimizing web experiences
through user-centered design
I'm Kirsten, a UI/UX Designer in Austin, TX
A Bit About Me
I specialize in designing and developing digital products. I’ve worked with small-to-medium sized businesses on projects for eCommerce, enterprise software, and websites. User experience and problem-solving are central to everything I do. I build prototypes that help communicate interfaces and flows to the user.
My latest project was with rateGenius here in Austin, TX. They connect people, products, and technology to find consumers the best auto loan rate.
I was brought in as the UI/UX Designer in 2015 to help redesign an 18-year-old loan origination platform. Together, a team of business users, analysts, developers and QA engineers created an innovative workflow. The new, user-friendly design helps employees perform their tasks more accurately and faster to reach their goals.
Stakeholder and user interviews
Whiteboard, paper, user flows, sitemaps
Explore options and interactions with prototypes
Interactive prototyping and wireframing
Present main information structure
Bootstrap and Vuetify Frameworks
Responsive Web Design
What do you need? What are your goals? What are your challenges?
Good design takes contraints and requirements into consideration.
I can either brainstorm ideas using whiteboad and wireframes or design in the browser.
StrategyMeet with and observe end users and stakeholders to understand the challenge. Ask questions, lots of questions.
ResearchInvestigate design ideas and trends including developer input.
DocumentCreate user flowchart based on roles, goals, actions and results.
ExplorePresent potential solutions, design and functionality using wireframes and/or prototypes.
ReviewDemonstrate the prototype and flow with end users for feedback. Let them try it out.
RefineIterate and repeat if needed.