I’m a Design Technologist and User Experience Designer. By day I design + <code> digital products and also craft Design Systems. By night I enjoy hand lettering, making moss art and illustrations.

I'm in the business of engineering...

feelings.

Doctrine:

"Design is not the solution... 

it is the process.

From sketching a single Sign Up page to building an app from scratch in code, I follow the same design-to-code process. The consistency of my output is rooted in the strength of this process, however it is not dogma and it adapts to specific use cases.

MY process

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01.

What's the problem?

The purpose of this step is to define clearly what is the problem I am trying to solve, gather as much information as I can about the factors that might affect the problem, and establish goals.

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02.

What's the solution?

Through a Divergence Sprint, I come up with as many ideas as I can that I think solve the problem based on the constraints and data gathered from Step 1. I choose the best solution and then formulate a testable hypothesis. I should be able to educatedly elaborate how and why I chose that solution and subsequent hypothesis.

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03.

What does the solution feel like? 

Design is not just aesthetics. It has to make sense and invoke targeted feelings. By empathizing with the user, I can create an experience that delivers the least Cognitive Dissonance and most positive visceral reactions. I find this Step to be the most rewarding and fun since is the the most human. I also usually start thinking about what technologies to use when coding/building and what technology constraints do I have. For this step my tool of choice is pen and paper, a whiteboard and Sketch app.

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04.

What does the product look like? 

At this point, I have a testable hypothesis and a solution depicted through positive experiences crafted in Step 3. This is where you get to validate if your hypothesis is correct. I will usually conduct formal research studies, user interviews, A/B testing utilizing Invision, Axure, or AdobeXD to wire the designs and Flinto, Principle, or Origami for the interaction.

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05.

What's next?

Once I have the results from my testing, I hopefully validated my hypothesis. If I succeed, I go forward with this last step in this iteration and build the solution or feature in code. It is not until I have validated a hypothesis that I even open the Terminal. That way I have data and logic to back my executions in code. After building, I move on to the next cycle of the same 5 steps. 

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