- Helped transition the company into a user-centred design culture.
- Introduced the design and development teams to rapid prototyping techniques and tools which would help them validate ideas faster and waste less money developing throw-away code prototypes.
- Redesigned the two key parts of the app: the bookshelf and the reading experience.
- Helped deliver the redesigned application by learning Angular on-the-job and developing the front-end of the web application.
- Lead designer of the company's Assessment project (release date TBC).
Detailed work description
When I started at Kortext, I was a UX/UI Design Intern, which then became a full-time role as I completed my placement year at the company.
In this role, I was responsible for:
- Analysing where problems were occuring
- Ideating with a small team to find solutions to the problems
- Mapping out user journeys for existing and new flows
- Wireframing new concepts for feedback
- Transforming those wireframes into high-fidelity prototypes
Soon into my placement year, it became apparent to the company that I had skills in development as well as design, so my job role was officially changed to UX Developer, which involved:
- Sizing requirements and giving estimations of the time involved to build a feature
- Implementing designs on the front-end of the production-facing web application
- Facilitating communication between the Design and Development teams