The Portfolio Site of
Claire Bailey
User Experience Designer

Define

Define client and user goals through communication, planning, research, and information architecture.

Design

Collaborate, sketch, wireframe, and design to create a user-friendly experience. Conduct usability testing.

Develop

Develop a reliable,
standards-compliant, responsive interactive site. Conduct usability testing again.

PORTFOLIO

Additional portfolio pieces available to be discussed in person.

Saint Paul Bouncing Team
Learning from Shun
Real Cabin Furniture
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Ice Age Survival Kit
Variety of Designs
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Saint Paul Bouncing Team

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Problem

The Saint Paul Bouncing Team was content with their website but there was room for improvement in the overall functionality and design of the site.

Solution

Conducted interviews, research, and usability testing to determine which areas needed improvement. Distributed an online card sorting activity to gain feedback on the navigational structure. Implemented improvements based on these findings.

Responsibilities

Planning (organized via Axure RP)

Research

In-Person Interviews

Usability Testing

Information Architecture via Card Sort

User Experience

Visual Design

Front-End Development

Content Management System

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Learning from Shun

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Task

Tell the story of one of my design heroes, Shun Kawakami, through an appreciation of his design philosophy and work.

Solution

Designed a responsive site that allows people to choose the color scheme and employs large amounts of open space and simple fonts, inspired by Kawakami's ability to create a comfortable space throughout his work.

Responsibilities

Planning

Research

Information Architecture

User Experience

Visual Design

Front-End Development

MySQL Database

Custom Content Management System

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Real Cabin Furniture

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Problem

A local Minnesota company that buys and sells used cabin furniture was lacking a web presence and customers were frustrated that they had to visit the store in order to compare furniture items.

Solution

Designed a bright, yet rustic-looking website and implemented a system which allows users to easily mix and match pieces of furniture and complete all major steps in selling their own furniture before bringing it to a local drop-off site.

Responsibilities

Planning

Information Architecture

User Experience

Visual Design

Prototype Generation (via Axure RP)

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

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Problem

The existing website was difficult to navigate and lacking emphasis on supporting the organization with donations.

Solution

The pages and navigation were restructured to reduce the number of user clicks and emphasis was placed on donations by adding an informational slideshow and large orange "Donate" button. A jQuery Mobile site and application prototype were also created to reach a larger audience.

Responsibilities

Planning

Information Architecture

User Experience

Visual Design

Front-End Development

jQuery Mobile Site

Mobile Application Prototype

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Ice Age Survival Kit

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Task

Create a "Tomorrow Look" for a Snow-Themed Website.

Solution

I researched ice ages and cold-weather preparation, mapped out user goals, and prototyped the basic necessities that a site like this would require.

Responsibilities

Planning

Research

Information Architecture

User Experience

Visual Design

Front-End Development

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Design Concepts

A variety of web design concepts created during a semester of rapid idea-generation and problem solving.

Responsibilities

Planning

Research

Information Architecture

Visual Design

claire bailey

Claire Bailey

My Story

Always curious about human behavior, I gained a BA Degree in Psychology which led me on a path from counseling to data management to printing. Throughout these chapters in my life, I was always finding ways to incorporate design into my regular routine at work so I made the choice to return to school for Web Design and Interactive Media. It was here that I discovered how much I enjoy designing interactive sites and bringing them to life with development. More importantly, I discovered that I have a unique responsibility and desire to create usable experiences for people. Now I strive to foster human interactions both digitally and face-to-face.

Other Interests

Family & friends, heading up north, animals of all kind, comedy & laughter, reading, karaoke, campfires, drawing, cheese, chocolate, funky beats

Knowledge

Human-Centered Design, User Experience, User Interface, Mobile and Interaction Design, Information Architecture, HTML5, CSS3, Psychology, Research, Listening, Empathy, Lean Methodologies, JQuery/Javascript, PHP

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cbailey@sloozoo.com
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