Foss responders

Foss responders is a community-led project to support (FL)OSS technology projects during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After the initial lockdown measures globally many (FL)OSS projects and events either cancelled, rescheduled or move to an online model. (FL)OSS organisations also had to layoff staff or greatly reduce their costs to compensate for these expensive shifts in ...

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Open Design : Designers in Open Source

‘Open Design’ aims to learn how, as a design community and an open source software community, we can increase and sustain meaningful design contributions to open source and advocate for designers embracing OSS as part of their learning and careers. The first phase of Open Design was funded by Adobe’s fund for design while I ...

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HDX Integration

A partnership project between the Humanitarian Data Exchange and Ushahidi. This project aimed to integrate the two platforms in order to make best use of each set of features, primarily the sharing of data openly within the humanitarian sector.   The HDX project was like many other at Ushahidi but is of note due to ...

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TenFour

TenFour is one of Ushahidi’s suite of humanitarian, open source tech tools. It aims to aggregate communication methods into a single platform in order to reduce comms related mistakes and chaos when a crisis is happening. Developed after a terrorist attack on a mall in Nairobi it is a deeply important problem in the crisis ...

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Dispatcher : Community resiliance

Dispatcher was an incubation project at Ushahidi to build a product that helped build community resilience before, during and after a crisis. Ushahidi took on this project after receiving funding from Rockefeller to develop an MVP and test in a country that had experienced both large-scale crisis and smaller, everyday life crises. Crisis lifecycle illustration ...

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Ushahidi : Data collection platform

Working at Ushahidi as a product designer and then lead designer, I worked on Ushahidi’s flagship tool ‘Ushahidi:Platform’ an open source data collection platform used in crisis scenarios and for human rights cases. Ushahidi was founded in 2010 after election violence in Kenya during the country’s first democratic elections and has since grown through 3 ...

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Ushahidi:DREAMS

One of the first projects during my time at Ushahidi was additional feature designs and user-testing for the Ushahidi data collection platform in order for the DREAMS program partners to effectively send SMS surveys to multiple beneficiaries.   Alongside UX design, UI design, and user testing prototypes I created some marketing and promotional materials to ...

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Tech and terminal illness

As part of my investigative work into developing products that could help improve user experience of life caring for a person with a terminal illness (or having a terminal illness) I worked on several prototype ideas. The first prototype was an AR (Augmented reality) product that helps you to perform palliative massage to your loved ...

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I carry stories of you

I carry stories of you is an interactive story about the experience of a carer caring for a terminally ill parent. The result of 3 months of investigation into ways in which technology and digital media can improve and support the needs of carers, doctors and patients with terminal illness. Through user research, interviews and ...

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Screen Time app

Leading the visual and UX design projects for a incredibly popular parental control app worldwide across iOS, Android and webapp. My main projects/responsibilities at Screen Time were: Improving the main interface over 2 projects, incorporating photo’s uploading by users, intuitive touch interactions and improving the clarity of the UI for main functions. Improving the on-boarding process ...

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Interpals.net

This Interpals redesign was a project for an HCI course module. The project encompassed analysis of the current site, UI elements and brand, isolating the key area of improvement for increasing user understanding and interaction. Lo-fi wire-frames were produced and then progressed on to high-fidelity, mocked-up visuals for screens as small as the Apple watch to as large as a ...

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Unite Students

I was the lead visual and UX designer for Unite students as the company was scaling up it’s digital profile internally and externally My main projects/responsibilities at Unite Students were: Leading the management and visuals of large scale digital projects including: New website design across the key customer purchase journey, alternative language websites (Chinese), News and articles ...

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Lexis Nexis

At Lexis Nexis in the UK I was the lead UI designer working on a variety of compliance and legal digital services and products, improving and clarifying complex information. My main projects/responsibilities at Lexis Nexis were: Leading the design and user journey of a key new product for the UK market. Including rapid prototyping and translating ...

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Confused.com

During my time at Confused.com I worked my way up from junior to mid-weight designer. At the point I left, I was the longest serving member of the design team and had grown the business case for the team to grow and take on more work in-house. My main projects/responsibilities at Confused.com were: Managing and ...

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Confused.com – Credit Cards

During my role at Confused.com the Credit Cards re-design was one of the most ambitious projects undertaken on a solo basis. This project required a complete redesign of the front-end, user journey and back-end infrastructure. I led the project management as well and the visual and UX design on this project as well as working ...

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Green Map

The Green Map project is a global initiative to create maps that don’t rely heavily on the ‘native’ language of the area and promotes a universal language through iconography to be used across the globe. The premise being to encourage people to investigate their local surrounding for eco-friendly alternatives and green spaces to enjoy. I ...

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Brian the robot

Brian the robot was Confused.com’s mascot for several years. I worked on several satellite projects regarding the Brian character while at Confused.com. As well as adverts, digital banners, display and animations I worked on a campaign where there was a printable paper Brian toy and supported the entire campaign through the social channels. Brian was ...

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British Apple Consortium

The British Apple Consortium was a technical masters brief that combined my mature skills in Illustration and design with (at the time) new technical challenges. This projects called for branding and assets to be built into an interactive webpage. I chose to take the opportunity to learn how to build a site with a parallax ...

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British Research

I spent a 4 month period of freelance time at a small electronic company in rural Wales. While there I helped them to build both their core business (metre electronics for a worldwide audience) and their R&D department in partnership with the University of South Wales Phd department in Cardiff called, British Research. The work ...

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