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My UX/UI experience began in the human factors lab at IBM and has been an integral part of all of my work since then. In design, one never ignores the user.
At Apptricity, I was promoted from Visual Designer to Design Manager and charged with leading the visual unification and user experience for product, web, and brand messaging. Under my lead were two UX/UI designers, the web developer, and a graphic design intern.
At ERF in Dallas, my charge was the design and implementation of a member portal for the City of Dallas’ retired employees. I either lead or was a major contributor to the UX/UI for products at LTD in Raleigh that lead to a 30,000-member subscription to an online training portal.
Although the tools have changed over the years, and with Adobe’s new UX/UI software in BETA on the MAC it will be just a matter of months before a new tool with enter the market. As a designer of technology, learning new software is normal and can be expected that intervals of about every 18 months.
I look forward to taking this experience and charging forward into solving software challenges or at least the usability of the software. After all, without user adoption, the software sales will languish and possibly face replacement.