Building a user experience experience

Creative meet up – they let me talk

Back in October 2015 the lovely guys at Creative meet invited me down to Chichester to talk about experiences – my experience, your experience, your mum’s experience, the customers experience. Because what’s the point in making all these cool things if we aren’t making things easier?

You can watch my talk here – unfortunately the quality isn’t fantastic so here are the slides.

I had a great time sharing my experience and answering everyone’s questions. Looking forward to doing more talks in the future!

til next time

If the user can't use it, it doesn't work

Hello World

Hello Hey Greetings Hi Howdy ‘Sup
Why hello there, it’s Hemi here, a girl from just north of London who once stumbled across a thing called user experience design and got hooked.

When I was younger I was always mystified why household items had a concoction of baffling symbols slapped over them leaving adults struggling to use them. Why on earth did we just accept it? We all have daily encounters with bad design which often leave us frustrated with a whole host of other negative feelings.

Growing up (to my 20’s so far) and exploring what is user experience design has left me aspiring to be a designer, someone who champions the user’s experience and always leaves them with a host of positive feelings. Now in my final year of university I wanted a place to showcase my projects whilst continuing to improve my skills. Brainstorming this evening left my desk looking like this and the creation of this site:


Ideas for how to showcase my skills

I aim to post projects that fall into these categories to show my varied skill set and interests:

  • Re-designs
  • Briefs
  • Non-visual designs
  • Tech up’s
  • Concepts

Looking forward to sharing my ideas (working on a re-design at the moment) and hearing all your thoughts so please do leave comments or share your own re-designs. Now to leave you with one of my favorite staple UX quotes:

If the user can't use it, it doesn't work

If the user can’t use it, it doesn’t work and if they can’t find it, it doesn’t exist.

til next time