While working on projects I have created different UX deliverables. Here are some samples of my work:
Working in a team, which has obtained empathy towards the users and shows understanding is a pleasure, but sometimes there is a way, that needs to be walked to reach this level.
Sometimes there are situations, when people ask themselves who do we design and develop for? The lack of understanding is an issue, which can lead to creating a product, that is not simple and easy to use. The UX designer’s job is to offer a solution for it.
In one the teams I was working with, I created personas for each of the apps were developing. During the process I discussed the personas with all of my colleagues. In the end everything was crystal clear for the whole team.
The result was a team, that understands and empathizes the users – everyone had a clear idea of the people working with the apps developed by the company. This reflected on the working process and improved the communication between us.
Here is an example persona:
Where: BlueID is a company, that developed mobile access control platform and associated key system, that enableli a user’s smartphone to connect and interact with objects across the world.
Project: Styleguide, Company Website, Mobile app and IOT platform
Time scope:3 months
Technologies: Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Balsamiq Mockups, Gitlab, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, Sourcetree, Sublime+Emmet, Jira, Confluence, Slack, Scrum
What did I do, Why, Result, Learnings
UX OKR development – I participated in the creation of UX OKRs (for the current quarter), which we broke down into a roadmap for each month, which we broke down into our sprint backlog.
Persona creation – From a list of criterias we chose the ones that fit the project needs than we make a research and created 2 personas for each App and UI.
Style Guide creation – At a certain point we realised, that all the apps and UI’s have different design and this is not helping to the company image and branding.
Creation of screens for two factor authentication – When the feature was planed, before the state of development I illustrated the process and designed the screens related to it.
Mobile App prototype – Using Adobe XD I connected the screens created before, and I made a prototype of the App.
Customer journey map – We analysed the process of every interaction with the clients and collected all the touchpoints.
Website, mobile App, IoT platform UX and UI redesign – When the styleguide was ready we started to redesign some of the products of the company in order to optimize the user experience.
Front-end – The company website was a side project and I worked on it as a front-end developer. My task was aligning the styles with the design, creating pages, uploading and styling the content and applying changes to the existing one if needed.
Ideation, brainstorming , UX workshops – I was happy to be in an environment with highly valued professionals. The process of working, having workshops and gaining all that experience is a thing I want to keep on doing!
Conclusion: I’ve learned a lot regarding UX and agility, being a team player in a UX team and a cross-functional product development team. UX roadmap, Strategy, deliverables, UX certification. The work in BlueID inspired me to become a certified UX designer with background in front-end, which I am nowadays and constantly develop myself.
Where : BeVolleyball is created for the community of volleyball and beach volleyball players, fans and all the specialists involved in those sports, as physio therapists and coaches.
Project: WordPress website
Tme scope: since April 2019
Technologies: Adobe XD, Photoshop, WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, Sublime+Emmet, Trello, Scrum
What did I do, Why, Result, Learnings:
Creation of Styleguide
Styling the WordPress theme
I started playing beach volleyball around 2 years ago. By that time I never thought I may participate in a project like this one!
It is about sports, hobbies, passion, career, professionalism and it is created by people who care. This idea is unique and I just love it!
There people can find job offers, centralized info about camps for the hobby players, the articles in the blog give you an opportunity to get to know more for the pros and to learn from them or connect with them.
I was invited to be part of the team on the middle of 2019.
The team is agile, everyone loves what they are doing, working is fun, the meetings are fun, this is the dream team!
As UX designer I took part in the creation of:
- The Strategy
- Content design
As a front-end developer I:
- Coded some sections
- Installed and managed plugins
- I styled many of the elements
I am organizing the team meetings, at the same time I continue my work on the UX design and Front-end development.
This is a great experience, that gives me the opportunity to use my front-end and UX skills and also acquire new in the area of project management and applying agile methodologies.
Where : 2Create Bulgaria
Projects: Responsive websites and website templates
Time scope: 2 years and 8 months
What did I do, Why, Result, Learnings:
is a company with more than 10 years of experience in the creation of websites, mobile applications, open source CMS implementation, interface designs, custom illustrations, HTML e-mail designs, HTML e-mail coding and integrations for marketing platforms.
As a Front-end developer:
- I passed a 6-month training period
- I learned the standards of the company
- Slicing with Photoshop, Sketch and Avocode
- Writing semantic HTML 5 and CSS3 (using BEM)
- Pixel Perfect design coding
- Responsive website coding
- HTML and CSS for WordPress
- Writing appropriate code comments
- Working with Confluence, Git, Gulp, Drone, using Slack
- Communication with back-end developers, graphic designers, clients, technical explanations of how things work
As an E-mail HTML coder I leaрned:
- Writing custom HTML responsive templates, integrations for e-mail marketing platforms like MailChimp, CampaignMonitor, Klaviyo and more.
- Email campaign management and strategies
- I made some “How to…” videos for clients and I learned a lot about email marketing strategies.
This was great experience in my life as a professional. I still haven’t seen code better written, than the one created there.
I made a lot of friends, communicated with great people, that happened to be my mentors in a professional aspect, but also a good personal example.
Our colleagues even created illustrated avatars for a presentation on one of the company websites. We had some team-buildings, Friday BBQ team lunches, wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrations. Sometimes I was baking and bringing sweets for my colleagues.
I am thankful for meeting all of those people and learning so much from them.
As I finished my Master’s degree I decided to move to Munich and continue with my professional development in a bit different direction – UX Design. I acquired many new skills in an agile environment.
BlueID is a company, that developed mobile access control platform and associated key system, that enable a user’s smartphone to connect and interact with objects across the world.
Mobile App Prototype, Styleguide, Company Website, Mobile app and IOT platform redesign
Time Scope: 3 months
Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Balsamiq Mockups, Gitlab, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, Sublime+Emmet, Jira, Confluence, Slack, Scrum
UX OKR development, Style Guide creation, Persona creation, Creation of screens for new features (two factor authentication), Mobile App prototype, Customer journey map, Website, mobile App, IoT platform UX and UI redesign, front-end edits for the company website, ideation and UX workshops
I’ve learned a lot regarding UX and agility, being a team player in a UX team and a cross-functional product development team. UX roadmap, Strategy, deliverables, UX certification. The work in BlueID inspired me to become a certified UX designer with background in front-end, which I am nowadays, and constantly develop myself.