Symone Austin

About Me

I have an artistic background so visual appeal is always a concern. But above aesthetics is usability. I aim to create experiences that can be enjoyed by people with a variety of backgrounds, needs, and capabilities.

Personality Type: "The Mediator" (INFP-T)

Interests: Photography, being stuck in the rabbit hole that is YouTube, debating that DC has better characters and Marvel just has better movies 😉.

Design Process

Design Process

1. Understand

  • Understand user's needs
  • Define the requirements
  • Create user stories
  • Create personas

2. Research

  • Watch users interact with the product
  • User Interviews
  • User journey mapping

3. Design

  • Sketches
  • Wireframes
  • Prototypes
  • Deploy

4. Evaluate 

  • Build the product
  • User testing
  • Success metrics

The bulk of the work is understanding the user. The user should be considered through each stage of the design process. I don't want to create something that is beautiful or technically impressive but doesn't satisfy the needs of people who will be using the product. I have empathy for users, but also realize that when usability levels are high, users will keep utilizing the product. My goal is to achieve the goals of the business but not at the cost of the users.

My Skills

My Skills

Usability

  • UI Design
  • User Research
  • User Testing
  • UX Writing
  • Wireframes
  • Prototyping

Design

  • Adobe XD
  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere Pro

Web Development

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Foundation Zurb
  • Bootstrap
  • WCAG
  • Wordpress
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