I studied chemistry, and after working in a lab for a year I realized that I was looking for a more creative career. So I looked back to one of my earlier hobbies of web development. In college I had made multiple sites for friends and family, and really enjoyed how web design incorporated both my creative and technical sides, after interning for a while, I knew I had found a career I would love.
I’m a graduate from General Assembly’s User Experience Design Immersive. and have worked as a developer at multiple design studios in the bay area. I’m looking to work with interesting and creative companies making unique and involving interactions. When I’m not working I love coding, illustrating, writing and playing music, designing and playing video games, and researching the culture of the internet.
THE PROCESS OF HUMAN-CENTERED DEVELOMENT
The human-centered development process is a constant cycle. It rotates through designing, testing, iterating, gathering user data, and developing for the user, both for the back end user and the front end user.
Research is a foundation of human centered design and it translates to the process of development as well. I gather information from users and stakeholders, and develop sites while always keeping the user in mind. I look at how the backend user need to input content and how the front end user needs to access content.
After looking over what the needs are for all the users I’ll break down what the easiest way to enter content will be and what the best way to access the content will be. Developing the WordPress backend is something that a lot of developers overlook. Thinking that the client will immediately understand the different fields. But utilizing UX principals in the development of the backend CMS, creates an environment of ease for the user.
I am always in contact with clients and users, getting feedback while they’re inputing content. If there’s something that will make their job easier, I’ll code it in for them, or reorganize the different fields. I make site that are easy to use and easy to navigate.