UX expert with 14 years doing research, strategy, and design. Ex-Adaptive Path, Ex-Microsoft, freelancer, habitual starter-upper.
I have been designing software and products for about 17 years. I am currently a User Experience Fellow at Honeywell, where I act as the creative director and Interaction Design Lead for connected home ecosystems, and I lead the advanced design group. I have been a designer in house, as a consultant, freelance, and with startups.
Ix was very helpful in providing the information needed to find a good UI developer. A lot of experience and a lot of excellent advice! Thanks Ix!
IX was great to talk with about user research and UX design. He offered some very practical advice on how we can improve our approach. I plan on talking with him again.
Ix is very experienced in his field and he has given me some great insights, I'm definitely going to call for his advice again in the future. Thanks!
Working with Ix at Qwest was always a good experience. He's not only a creative genius, but also highly knowledgeable of the technical/engineering side of projects.
Excellent GUI designer with solid experience in Human Factor Engineering for GUI. Works well with team and provides leadership in SME area.
Ix has an unusually lucid understanding of interface design along with a passion for the subject. More importantly, Ix has integrity. I've been impressed by his work and his character. He is the guy I plan to call when I next have a project where a highly usable interface is key to success.
I worked with Ix on multiple projects with highly complex business requirements and demanding clients. Ix is a brilliant UX designer and strategic thinker who thrives on collaboration, enjoys clarifying ambiguity, and creates products that really resonate with end users.
Ix is an amazingly talented UX designer and researcher. He led the charge to a great user experience at Mindflash; bringing experience and innovation to projects, and demonstrating leadership and commitment every step of the way. He has a broad skill set and can contribute to product development across a variety of disciplines including IA, usability testing, and prototyping. I've worked with him in all of these areas, and am a big fan.
IX (pronounced ‘nine’) is one of the world-class interaction designers that I have been lucky enough to work with. We worked together in Microsoft’s Real Time Communication (RTC) group enhancing an under-production version and planning a fundamental redesign. IX works easily at
• A business strategic level – pushing for the Live Meeting web interface to be included in the redesign because it is platform independent and the only way that a Mac user could join a meeting
• A technical problem solving level – IX talked individually to all the technical specialists, reviewing direction with them and working with them to find solutions that enabled implementation of an excellent user experience
• Producing designs in whatever format is necessary – IX produced white-board sketches for draft information architectures and UI components, drawings on paper, wireframes, widgets and full detailed interaction designs
Ix is always user focussed, but not to the exclusion of implementation realities or business goals. Together we planned ethnographies to see Livemeeting used in the field. IX joined the observations and contributed to the analysis. I conducted a large open card-sort to build an understanding of users’ models of meetings and IX was able to use this users’ model of meetings to produce an Information Architecture fitted with their expectations, was intuitive, before it was even ready for iterative user testing.
IX is fun to work with, he smiles often and finds enthusiasm for all sorts of things, he encourages others to be creative and raises the spirits of a team to feel like they really own the user experience. I hope that one day I’ll get to work with him again.
I highly recommend IX. Working with IX on a project which was revolutionary for Quark, IX brought vital perspective and processes to the project. The impacts of his contributions are still felt today. IX is extremely competent both in analysis and design. He is also a very good people manager and savvy business manager, bringing trusted consultants into the project at critical times.