Alaina Creager

Alaina Creager

UX Designer

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I AM...

a motivated designer looking to make the most of an opportunity in the UX design world. 


My Design Process

 
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RESEARCH

Background Knowledge

In my eyes, understanding the goal and investigating potential problems is the most valuable part of finding a well-rounded solution. This part of my process includes analyzing the product, company and market, but most importantly speaking with users to understand their frustrations.

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IDEATION

Divergent Thinking

Ideation is based on research and design evaluation of a product. I go into these sessions with the mentality that no idea is a bad idea. This allows you to clear your mind and flush out any ideas that could potentially lead you towards a successful solution. Storytelling is also a huge influence on this part of the process. Being able to make your ideas work in context is what can help differentiate a good idea from a great one.

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DESIGN & TEST

Iterative Process

After ideas have been refined through collaboration, I begin to create low fidelity solutions and evaluate them with users. This process is iterative, occurring multiple times before finalizing on a true final solution. After filtering through any potential problems I move into higher fidelity and begin to bring in aesthetic factors to the design. This too is evaluated iteratively until establishing a validated solution.

DELIVER

Presentation

After creating a solution, it is time for handoff to stakeholders. Luckily my education has acclimated me to the world of presentation and critique. I enjoy feedback and look forward to improving solutions.