FOCUS IN INTERACTION
You really understand something when you are able to say it simply.
Good design is when we deliver a complex service through simple interactions. I get satisfaction in all the stages of the design process, from designing the high-level flows and the detailed interactions through to the final guidelines.
I primarily focus on user interaction design yet see visual design being equally important as it is the way to support interactions. When developing designs I strive to follow latest trends in design to help the target customer feel comfortable with our product and our company.
VARIOUS WORK EXPERIENCES
I have a graphic design background and worked closely with Engineers and Product Managers to design products that are simple and great for the users. I have participated in several startups, three of which grew into successful companies across a variety of different fields – education, custom software and construction.
I have had many roles and learned to understand and adapt to different learning paths. This background has helped me share those paths with my clients.
What I use:
I was fortunate to learn about photojournalism and storytelling from world famous Sergey Maksimishin. He taught us not only about the structure of a good photostory but how to find and organize resources, how to hunt for events and made friends with people of different cultures. Moreover, he revealed the value of open listening. Because of his influence, I started dreaming of the project on an international scale which will allow people to collaborate regardless of cultural barriers.
Also, I was always interested in cognitive psychology. It started in high school when I realized that my language because of extensive reading was too complicated and other students felt uncomfortable to talk to me. So, I started to consciously simplify my speaking as well as to learn about what makes communication engaging and attractive. Therefore, I learned that a familiar and a straightforward message is strongest.
Only allowed me to create a vast background but helped me to boost creativity. It’s my favorite challenge to write an article or a speech. In my spare time, I created the workshop for videorecording the short personal videos and received many warm words from the participants. I’d love to continue video workshops because I saw the immediate increase in the self-confidence of the participants.
I believe that to balance automated tools, we have to humanize and personalize the users’ experiences.