While packing for a move, I found that I couldn’t keep track of all the things — whether we had packed certain items, whether they were essential for our first trip up, etc. I ended up creating an airtable to keep track of all the things and statuses:

After a…

photo by Scott Web

This spring, my partner and I searched for homes up and down the state and came across a variety of realtors.

In the various mindsets I saw in the realtors, I saw reflections of the mindsets of a UX designer. It brought to light how much UX design is a…

The premise of “Atomic Habits” (James Clear) is that simple micro habits add up to make up who you are, and the most effective way of growing is not by setting long-term goals, but by adopting the behavior of the person you want to become. …

I’ve learned from my HCI training that part of my role as a designer to take ambiguity and clarify it into solutions. But where is the line between stepping up and adding value, and where you’re doing other peoples’s jobs for them?

Designers wearing all the hats

Over the past year my organization has been…

How my team went from zero to code in 24 hours

Background

Hackathons can be tough — especially going from zero product definition to a functioning prototype. Here is the process my team took.

Team

  • 1 Developer
  • 1 Designer
  • 1 design intern

Design materials

  • Lucidchart for brainstorming
  • Google map API
  • Ant design system for…

A case study on using observations when designing in healthcare

Background

I worked as a UX designer for a company that created cloud-based software with the goal of helping health coaches deliver clinically-approved content to people participating in a wellness program. Although the UX team conducted weekly usability tests with health…

Lucy Lee

User Experience Designer

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