IBM
Dublin Ireland
July 2007 - October 2011
Senior UX/UI Designer
UX and UI design. Hiring and managing a team of designers
I worked on the design, user experience, user interface and interaction of IBM's enterprise social collaboration software. IBM Connections, LotusLive, SameTime and more.

I also designed and prototyped concept products to bring ideas and features to life in current products.

IBM Connections 3.0
Example of the "Home > Updates" page for Connections 3 (~2010). This is showing an aggregation of the most recent updates from your network and people you are following, as well as your tasks etc.
IBM Connections 3.0
Example of a "community" in Connections (~2008), showing an aggregation of the most recent updates, files and links from this community. A "community" can be a team, group or collection of people working on, or interested in a subject or product.

This looks very busy now, but back then it was the style (lot's of "widgets").


I worked on areas such as...
  • Information architecture
  • Getting Started and Help experiences
  • Customization and Personalization
  • Sign-up and Sign-in experiences
  • Navigation
  • Search - across all features
  • Home - aggregation of relevant data from all areas the user frequents
  • People Profiles
  • Communities (groups/sites)
  • Permissions
  • Blogs
  • Tags, categorization and taxonomy
  • Plugins Marketplace (like an app store)
  • Plugins and extensions for use within the Connections product
  • Conceiving of new products and longer term planning
  • and much more
Skills used
Design
UX / UI
Product Design
Ideation
Prototyping
Sketching
Organization
Team Lead
Team Direction
Presenting to stakeholders
Adaptability
Workshops
Collaboration
Project Management
Tools used
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Dreamweaver
HTML
CSS
IBM Connections
Cloud Computing
iOS
Windows