Hi There, I’m Lance…

I am a User Experience Designer with a passion for helping enterprise organizations solve wicked problems through research, design and strategy.

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Innovation is often the product of constraint.
– Todd Waterbury, Chief Creative Officer at Target

State of Texas Energy Commission (RRC) Payment Portal

State of Texas Energy Commission (RRC) Application Shell

State of Texas Energy Commission (RRC) UI Style Standard

Mamma Jamma Ride User Portal

National Financial Partners Account Establishment Solution

National Financial Partners eSignature Solution

National Financial Partners UI Style Standard

NextGen Healthcare: NG7 Integrated Command Line Scheduling Module

NextGen Healthcare: NG7 Global Search Module

About…

Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing—Paola Antonelli
Located in Seattle, Washington, I possess 7 years combined background in enterprise UX Design, User Research and work as a Subject Matter Expert In UX Design. In addition to this background, I also have 6 years experience delivering award-winning UI Design, Web Design and Content Strategy allowing me to bridge divides between product, marketing and service delivery teams. A data-driven UX designer able to deliver thoughtful and brand-centric solutions that can be built upon iteratively, I have earned a reputation not only as a passionate advocate for users, but also an agent able to help organizations target outcomes and maximize their investment in design. In addition to my degree work in Interactive Communication and Visual Design, I am an alum of the Media Interface and Network Design Lab (M.I.N.D. Lab) where I served as a Lead Research Assistant designing and moderating studies on e-health, mass media, cognition in mediated environments and web browsing behavior. Affable, resourceful and ever curious, in my spare time, I enjoy hiking, photography and mentoring Junior UX Designers through my work as a UX Subject Matter Expert. When I have time, I share good ideas via @bthfutr, and, do presentations on various topics including Usability, Accessible Design, Mass Media, the Digital Divide and Technology Education.

Skills Review

 

Strategy
  • Usability Maturing Modeling
  • UX ROI Modeling
  • Ecosystem Analysis
  • Service Design
  • Content Strategy
  • Brand Voice Development
  • Workshop Development and Staff Training
Interaction Design
  • Journey Mapping
  • Wireframing
  • Workflow Design
  • Prototyping
  • Information Architecture
  • Interface Design
  • Pattern Design & Documentation
  • Responsive Design
Qualitative Research
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Research Design & Planning
  • Ethnio
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • SiteSort/PowerMapper
  • Moderated Research
  • Un-Moderated Research
  • Session Recording
  • Inspectlet
Quantitative Research
  • Task Analysis
  • Survey Instrumentation
  • Survey Monkey
  • IBM Complexity Analysis
  • Software Usability Measurement Inventory(SUMI)
  • Software Usability Scale
  • New Relic
  • Google Analytics
  • Woopra
Software and Scripting
  • Axure
  • Basalmiq
  • Visio
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Powerpoint
  • InDesign
  • Director 11
  • Evernote
  • Working knowledge of XHTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress and Bootstrap.

 

Awards | Citations | Presentations

2013: Citation for Stimulus Design, Computers in Human Behavior for work on David and Xu’s study ‘Media Multitasking Between Two Conversational Tasks’
2012: Panel Writer, SXSW Interactive, “Occupying Media:24-Hr Protest People”
2008-09:Guest Lecturer for Ohio State University Course EPL 359 ‘Technology Enhanced Learning Strategies’
2009: Guest Presenter on Usability & Section 508 Law, Columbus Library Digital Experience Dept.
2005-2008: Ohio State University, Undergraduate Honors Researcher
2005: City Beat Reader’s Poll Award, ‘Best Local Online Community:semantikon.com’
2002: AIGA Student Design Award for Interface Design on the Mark Philips Salon Website

My Process

 Most clients expect experience design to be a discrete activity, solving all their problems with a single functional specification or a single research study. It must be an ongoing effort, a process of continually learning about users, responding to their behaviors, and evolving the product or service.
Dan Brown

 

 

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My Prototyping Flow

Agile is iterative. Design is iterative. Why couldn’t they work together? – Jeff Gothelf, Principal at Neo

Visionary: Starting the Conversation… →

Behavioral: Understanding Needs, Focusing Efforts →

Functional: Insight Driven, Approval Ready…→

Conceptual: DEV Ready, Standards Driven and Documented →

Download My Prototyping Quick Reference (1.5MB PDF)

My Research Methods

Good designers want to be proved wrong, bad designers hope to be proved right.” -Andy Budd

Survey Design & Content Analysis

Participatory Design and Journey Mapping

Contextual Inquiry & Observation

Complexity Analysis

Heuristics & Automated Usability Testing

Moderated Usability Studies

Analytics, Session Recording and Ecosystem Monitoring

Translating Research Into Outcomes: Analysis and Advocacy

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