Within my experience designing analytical dashboards in the business intelligence industry I have found that data can be just as BEAUTIFUL as it is INSIGHTFUL and that one cannot shine without the other. I nerd out on the need to understand and reveal the insight found within a sea of numbers.
By practicing a user experience design process, I am able to design visuals and dashboard systems that guide the user through the appropriate interfaces to: - Discover the metrics they need to analyze when they are looking for them - Have the information be flexible enough to be valuable to the user in all of their use case needs - Easily digest the information in a fun and engaging format
I know what you are saying to yourself:
“She just used the words DATA and FUN in the same sentence, that does not compute"
Historically data has not been fun, but that is where I am stepping in to change and challenge the industry. I believe that there is a mountain of potential within most analytical dashboard systems. Whether it be on a phone, tablet, or desktop I have seen the potential to bring users not only a better understanding of their data but also bring them a more engaging experience.
What I love about DESIGNING VISUALS with DATA:
I love the LEFT BRAIN vs RIGHT BRAIN challenge that is needed to tackle this type of graphic design. My creative background stems in Apparel Design and I originally went to into apparel design because I wanted to design highly technical snowboarding apparel. I wanted to work in a world where I could design something as FUNCTIONAL as it was FASHIONABLE and I have found that in my current role. I strive in the world of creative problem solving and live off of the challenge of combining my technical knowledge and tech savvy skills with art and design.