A little bit

About Myself

I’m James S.E. Riggs, a UX/IxD designer based in Chicago. I’m painfully midwestern and a total music nerd. Creating immersive experiences based on user-centered design and applying them to the web, is my specialty. I work well collaborating in teams or applying my skills as the sole designer on projects.

My professional background is in management and content development, while my education is in psychology, graphic design and visual arts. In my downtime, you’ll catch me digging through the 45 section of a neighborhood record store, catching up on the Criterion Collection or out playing with my dogs. I’m ready to bring my enhanced skills to the world of design and am excited to take on UX opportunities.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT

MY PROCESS

Research

Research starts with a brief to ascertain the domain and empathize with the users to better understand why people do the things they do and their needs. This is done by interviewing experts, users and performing ethnographic research to compare competitors in and out of the domain.

Concept validation

Concept validation starts with defining the problem and bringing focus to the design. Based on task analysis, affinity diagramming, user and market research, challenges are defined and opportunities are explored to improve the product. This stage of the process gauges which areas to target and design for following design heuristics.

Design/wireframe

Generating ideas through the “double diamond” technique of going broad and narrowing focus, design can begin for prototypes. Designing with storyboards and sitemaps, ideation provides the necessary material for building solutions and then testing those solutions through interactive software such as; Invision and Axure.

User test

Once the wireframing is finished, the process of testing prototypes with users and industry experts can begin. Testing these concepts allows more opportunities to understand the users and their needs. The results of these tests will define which issues may remain and helps with the final ideation. Following analytics, a/b testing and heuristic evaluations,  a final prototype and build out hi-fidelity mockups can be designed.

here is some of my

PAST WORK

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Blue Tip Investment

Blue Tip Investment

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Speak Eazy

Speak Eazy

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