A large part of my job revolves around taking note of what is working well, and what is perhaps failing in regards to the overall interface and experience when using a website...
I'm a UI & UX designer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since graduating with an honours degree from in 2010, I have been working full time and am currently at The Weather Digital - an agency based in Edinburgh. In my time here, I've worked on projects for Laing Jewellers, Glengoyne Whisky and Rettie Estate agents among others.
What I Do
Using Axure for wireframes and a pencil for sketching, I start off with low or high fidelity prototypes. A huge amount can be learnt from UX testing at this early stage.
Depending on whether there is an existing brand in place, I create a series of different themes using fonts, colour palettes and imagery.
This tends to follow on from the concept creation stage, and involves refining elements so that all aspects communicate in the same coherant, visual manner.
Front End Coding
I take a design and build it using a variety of frontend tools, tips and tricks that I've picked up over the years.
Using various tools, I'm able to see what is or isn't working. I then suggest improvements that can could be made to enhance the overall experience.
Following on from the analysis phase, this tends to be the implementation of the points that have come from studying how users interact with the site.
Latest Blog posts
Over at The Weather HQ, the team have just received news that the Glengoyne website launched at the end of last year has been nominated in the category of 'Best Website (use...
Instagram updated their brand last week, with the most notable overhaul coming in the way of the logo. Whilst working on a site this week, I needed to apply a colour to...