Design without research
Hi! I'm a product design consultant based in Sydney, Australia (usually). For the last ten years, I've worked with clients large and small to make their customers happy with delightful designs that solve real problems. I've been lucky to work with clients and startups including Telstra, Alibaba, Square, Service NSW, Bigcommerce, UPS and more.
Where does design sit in an agile team?
I work closely with product teams to build focused and lean UX practices that work. This means working together to learn and run user-centred research, iterate on products, prototype and validate ideas.
I also coach designers on product thinking, Agile practises, and practical research, and work with teams on their feedback, communication and reflective practises.
You have an idea. I'll provide a structured (and practical) framework to validate your market, identify which users to target first, and establish a user-centred focus in every person on the team. Master the art of product research, whatever your background.
Is there something not working quite right with your product? Is it the design, the copy, the usability, or is it something else? Let's find out using a focused research and design sprint.
I also consult with product teams who are looking to improve on product research practices. Whether it's validating new ideas, ironing out usability issues, or identifying the next features to focus on, we'll work together to understand your users and bring the team along for the ride.
Apps, software products and experiences - I'll work with your team to create a delightful user experience with a beautiful interface. And more importantly - solve real user problems and drive adoption.
I'm not in the business of making screens for you, throwing them over the fence and leaving you with no idea why decisions were made or where to go next. Let's collaborate closely and create something together.
Custom workshops, full day, half day or shorter, for your team or event. Example topics:
The Startup - Nobody is going to steal your startup idea
Prototypr.io - Level up your user interviews
UXDesign.cc - Stop doing user interviews. Start having conversations.
Lean Startup Sydney - How to get HONEST feedback from your users, Jan 2018
Web Directions Summit - Designing Team Culture: Why Good Retros Make Great Teams, Nov 2017
Sydney UI/UX - October 2017
Code Creators Sydney - The Design Life - September 2017
General Assembly - The Road to Code for Creatives - Aug 2017