September 15, 2017

UX Portfolio

I’m happy where I am now. I’m very lucky to work with great people and enjoy a workplace that gives me freedom, joy, colleagues like a family, growth, beautiful nature around and nice earnings. UX design is where my passion currently is. Here you can read more about my UX projects and a description of my UX skills.

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KeysApp UI UX Prototyping Usability testing Bozhana Ivanova
Cherry by Mary UI Information architecture User research Bozhana Ivanova
Publications responsive website UX UI usability testing research Bozhana Ivanova

 


UX skills


I like DesignResearch, Analysis and Testing. My job is to understand the customers’ and business needs, translate them into intuitive interactions, easy-to-use interfaces and delightful experiences. I like exploring new methods and tools, and applying the good practices I’ve learned from some of the best professionals in UX. I learn from everyone, some sources I use are UXPin, Don Norman’s videos and materials, Interaction design foundation, etc.

Here is what I have explored in UX design through my professional experience so far:

Research

  1. UX workshops
  2. Customer Surveys
  3. Customer Interviews
  4. Stakeholder interviews
  5. Empathizing

Analysis and product definition

  1. Competitive audit
  2. Ideation
  3. Personas and proto-personas
  4. Customer journey mapping
  5. User journey, UI flow
  6. Information architecture

Design

  1. Color schemes and Style guides
  2. Shapes, compositions and focal point control
  3. Paper and digital sketches
  4. Wireframes
  5. Mockups
  6. Lo-fi mockups

Testing

  1. Usability testing
    • Paper sketch testing
    • Homepage tours
    • Prototyping (lo-fi, hi-fi) for usability testing
  2. A/B testing

Strategy

  1. UX strategy
  2. Process optimization

UI Skills


 

From the UX design lead I’ve worked with in Prime holding I’ve got the feedback that I can combine colors, create color schemes, work with shapes and compositions, control the focal points and manage properly users’ attention. I can create style guides, that help front-end developers during the whole website/mobile app development process.

  1.  Tools use:
    • Adobe Photoshop – experienced
    • Adobe Illustrator – basic
    • Balsamiq Mockups – experienced
    • Invision – basic
    • Indesign – basic
    • Adobe XD – basic
    • Axure – very basic
    • Currently exploring Figma, Indesign, Invision
  2. Web design – creation of sketches, wireframes, mockups, UI elements, UI screens is part of my process. My experience is focused on designing and redesigning desktop, laptop, tablet and responsive/adaptive website designs, as well as design for wearables.
  3. Mobile design – I designed a mobile app following Material Design guidelines.

 


Front-end Skills


I have developed websites on my own, via usage of CMS (e.g. WordPress) or writing code in:

  • HTML5 – experienced
  • CSS3 – experienced
  • JS, PHP, XML, JSON – basic

I can use templates and edit them, or create website layouts from scratch, using Sublime + Emmet. Besides practice in business I’ve got teaching experience in front-end in the University of Economics, Varna, Department of Informatics with both Bachelor and Master students. Although I like developing my skills and enriching my knowledge in various areas, my current focus is on UX design.

 


Lateral Leading Skills


I’ve got lateral leading and team leading experience in various international teams and working groups, and I can coordinate and re-organize work processes in terms of efficiency increase. I’m focused on results and transparency, as well as agile working and thinking. Regarding strategy, I like easy-to-understand goal definitions, and progress measurements. Since they provide feeling of satisfaction for me and my team-mates, when the job is well done and our team goals are reached.

Strategy

  • Corporate strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • HR strategy
  • Team organization, infrastructure and culture
  • Lateral leading

It seems that we’d work well together? Get in touch at

bozhanaux@gmail.com