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Fairview Mountain Summit: Alberta, Canada, Fall 2017
Fairview Mountain Summit: Alberta, Canada, Fall 2017

My name is Bailey and I have a degree from Smith College in Anthropology as well as a certification in UX Design. I love to travel and create things, or draw on my iPad. Let's do a virtual video call or phone call!

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More about Bailey

Why UX?

I began as an anthropology major in college and worked on an archaeological dig where I liked the research component, but missed the human interaction.

I come from a creative family, so doing different types of research while being able to influence design is also a major motivator for this profession. I want to use my creativity and have my work go further than a file cabinet, to be impactful visually or process-wise.

What Research Types?

My favorite research methods are direct user interviews and usability testing because they are literally person-to-person methods. I know those methods aren't always possible or needed, so as long as I am able to do research that helps me understand a user's point of view, I am set to do my work.

For example: Maybe the business is providing the info users want, but users can't find the information. By analyzing Google Analytics of a site I'm seeing how users interact, move about and leave the site.

Value of UX?

I love good design (who doesn't?) so being able to create good designs that function well and continually function well with updates is why I am invested in this field of research.

Products and businesses are always making changes. UX research is something that can influence those changes and analyze those changes so they align with user needs, wants or values. By continually investing in this type of research you can make smart investments and innovate with confidence.

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