I shared wireframes, prototypes and design specs easily with Adobe XD.Read
But I could never effectively share all of my work with the team. My work was fragmented because I used Microsoft Word to record research findings and to create other UX deliverables.
After unsuccessful search for a suitable software, I realized that we could probably develop a Web app that would fit our exact needs. In order for the team to understand the issue, I needed to come up with an example. And since we all needed the final approval from the management, I decided to create a presentable report. I used InDesign to create the report.close
During heuristic evaluation of our Web app, I identified major usability issues.Read
I identified a lack of consistency and standards, mismatch between our system and the real world, and a lack of user control and freedom.
So I set out to create a design system guide. Since our developers used Bootstrap for front-end, I incorporated Bootstrap components with our brand guidelines. In addition, I had to adjust our brand guidelines to accessibility standards. Just like any style guide, this one is a work in progress, but also a great beggining.close
According to the Aging Health, falls are the leading cause of injury among elderly Turks.Read
Most of them happen when elderly are alone at home. Their family members wanted a solution that would help them track their movements and whereabouts throughout the day despite the distance.
This is an interactive prototype of a fall detection feature for Uzuktam Bakim, a mobile app that would harness the power of smart sensors to help families care for their elderly. The fall detection was only one feature of this mobile app. I had to follow the branding guidelines of our Turkish client.close
Health Harmony helps users measure their vitals, including blood pressure.Read
This was not a new feature, but a re-design of an old feature.
In this case, we wanted to give our users more control and automation. This is an interactive prototype that guides new patients step by step, and also gives control to the patients who are familiar with the user flow.close
Some of our clients wanted more features that would help them identify patients who need help the most.Read
This led to developing a risk score, which would identify patients who need the immediate care.
I developed a Triage page where patients were lined up from most at risk to least at risk, but that didn't solve the problem entirely because medical professionals needed to drill into each individual record in order to find out about a patient's diagnosis, treatment and history. The result is a dashboard that you see on the thumbnail. This thumbnail leads to an interactive prototype that basically includes the most important details medical professionals need to know in order to help their patients.close
Health Harmony helps users measure their vitals, including blood sugar with various glucometers.Read
This was a new feature for a device that transfers data from glucometers to the database.
In this case, home patients needed a step by step guidance for transferring data. This is an interactive prototype that helps patients transfer their data, but also gives them an overview of their daily, weekly and monthly blood sugar readings.close
Developed Web pages; created graphics, animations, reports, flyers, etc.
Updated and maintained five public-facing Web sites; created the initial content for all Web sites; developed layouts and designs based on the Bootstrap framework.
GE offers really cool black&white guides to its customers, with step-by-step illustrated installation and assembly instructions. I created line art, layout and design for these multi-lingual guides. I also updated wire diagrams occasionally.Read
Most of my work was deadline driven. Projects were called - Mission 1. Sounds so serious. Right? However, their deadlines were never unreasonable. GE had a really good project pipeline and workflow organization.
What is line art? Think about drawing. When you want to draw an object, you take a pencil or a pen and first draw lines based on your perspective.
In my case, I used Adobe Illustrator and its tool set. I drew washing machines, refrigerators, wires, screws, screwdrivers, hands, and anything in between, in order to help users install and assemble their product in sequence.
It requires concentration to details, and quick and creative thinking. Users don’t care if your illustration is cool or not, they just want to get their boring work done. So if you need to get rid of lines or change a perspective, you better do it, even if you have spent a few hours drawing those lines. Your job is to help them accomplish their task. Pronto.close
Kinetic built a custom software solution for translating tech documents to foreign languages. I prepared tech documents for translation projects.Read
I ended up being the deadline person. And I ended up proofing the work of other employees and providing feedback to them.
The job required attention to details, details, details, and eye strain Seriously. We would get messed up files and we would piece them together. It required inventiveness in a way. Sometimes the problems were invisible to the eye and we needed to figure out the right solution.close
JFCS started a farmers market & bazaar to help refugees, enrolled in their micro-enterprise program, overcome their challenges. During the summer, I joined to help with marketing and tech assistance.Read
The biggest challenge was low visitation, with no budget for promotion. So what did I do? A little bit of everything. If I could have stand on my head, I probably would have.
On Sundays, I would be on the market helping with coordination. During the week, I would come out blazing, handing out flyers, giving presentations, talking to small business owners, community activists, and media. Media with their sorry and stereotypical stories about refugees didn’t help our cause. Except, The Highlander. They really helped by recommending our market to its readers.
What was successful? A weekly e-newsletter. I hand coded the newsletter, stored the template on their drive, and sent the new copies every Friday at noon via Outlook. I would write stories about vendors and include the most important facts about our market. Majority of our subscribers shared the newsletter with their connections.
It was a really neat idea. On the surface, it looked like we were joining a buy local and grow local movement in Louisville. Below the surface, this market was addressing the larger problem. To start a business, you need a credit history and savings. Newcomers to this country had none.
As with any new idea, it takes time to make the inroads. However, non-profits solely shouldn’t bear the burden of initiating programs like this. They have a bigger fish to fry.
If we are serious about community building, then these kind of efforts should be community supported. And they should only be used as a jumping board for refugees, so they can later fly on their own.close