I've always loved and dabbled in all things related to design. Strategic and creative problem solving is my passion. I have a background in Graphic Design, and have spent the last 20+ years working as a UX Product Designer for a few different software companies in the Seattle area. The majority of my experience has focused on designing web and Windows-based software applications. My love of designing great products and being a well-rounded designer recently led me to the UXDi program at General Assembly in London, UK, so that I could further develop my research skills. My dream job is to work with others who are passionate about designing exceptional products that positively impacts peoples lives.
Role: UX Research, UX Design, and Team Lead
A UX research project dedicated to creating a product vision for Enprecis’s Automotive vNext Reporting Platform.
Raincycle is a mobile application that allows you to adjust your morning
wake-up time based on chance
of precipitation. Geared towards the fair-weathered commuter cyclist who needs to wake up earlier on rainy days to accommodate for alternate methods of transportation.
Role: UX Research, UX/UI Design, and
Role: UX Research, UX/UI Design, and Team Lead
Body You is a new service which offers in-home personal training. This project was geared towards connecting end users with trainers based on personality matching, in addition to online booking.
MY LATEST WORK
London Science Museum
Role: UX Research, UX/UI Design, and
An interactive mobile application that leverages augmented reality to improve engagement and learning within the museum.
Windows Live OneCare
(Alpha and RTM)
Role: UX/UI Design
Worked on both Alpha and RTM releases of Windows Live OneCare. Microsoft’s anti-virus, PC protection and backup application.
COMPETENCIES, SOFTWARE, and SKILLS
MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL
HTML & CSS
UX/UI Design Lead
I have worked with various clients throughout the years in many different capacities e.g. UX/UI Product Designer/Lead, Creative Director and Art Director.
I have worked for several product teams within Microsoft, including Windows Genuine Advantage, Windows Live OneCare (both web and client application teams – from conception of product team and RTM), Windows Server, Management & Infrastructure Solutions Group, Windows Legal, and IT Solutions for SMB.
Other clients include: Body Collective, Ike Lee Consulting/Samsung, Enprecis Corp, Living PlanIT, Cisco, McLaren, Russell Investment Group, Alpha Tech Solutions, Tenzing Global, and Visio Corporation.
WENDY TAPPER DESIGN
UX Product Designer
Solely responsible for all user experience product design deliverables for Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows Embedded Developer Update.
Designed conceptual wireframes, high-fidelity mockups and IA diagrams, interaction flows, redlines and final production artwork for development. Identified and solved usability and user interface design problems.
Coordinated and drove specification and design reviews.
Worked with PM and Engineering to analyze business requirements, customer feedback and to define next-generation vision for Windows Embedded products.
2008 - 2012
Graphic Design Consultant
Worked as a graphic design consultant for Visio, working on design production for Visio Technical 4.0 packaging and rebranding collateral.
Also consulted for Microsoft MSDN, designing MSDN News, a monthly newspaper targeted towards developers. Oversaw and developed illustrations and artwork for articles, while managing design and production
Art Director/Product Design Lead
Managed a design team to work with PM’s and Engineering to execute on business objectives, while balancing end-user needs for the following groups; Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), TechNet, Microsoft’s Business web sites.
Worked as the design lead for the .NET Platform Strategy Group. Group was tasked with design, development and strategy of next generation Windows platform application for Microsoft's high-profile business partners and Microsoft's CEO, CTO and VP’s. Worked in conjunction with each business partner to identify ways to improve product user experience and or to create new products services, while featuring the latest Microsoft technologies. Partners included: Virgin Records, FYE, Verizon, CNM Networks, etc.
Worked as a Design Lead for the microsoft.com concept car team, outlining Microsoft’s corporate-wide three year web strategies.
Worked with cross-division design team to define standards for all Microsoft’s online offerings.
1996 - 2002
Senior UX/UI Design
Established user experience design as the first stage of all web application developments, instituting a
user-centered design (UCD) approach.
Led the introduction of user-experience design research to the product team with contextual inquiry, interpretation sessions, affinity diagraming, ideation and visioning.
Worked with the product/business owners and leadership teams on defining next-generation product and services for the company.
Worked with business owners to define and create a mobile (responsive design) strategy for our automotive research platform.
1990 - 1995
Senior Graphic Designer
Designed and produced a wide array of marketing materials including brochures, mailers, newsletters, product sheets, tradeshow signage and packaging. Also was responsible for the production of a 32-page publication. Developed illustrations and artwork for articles, while overseeing organization and production
A Senior UX and UI Design specialist
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Developer Update (WEDU)
Role: UX Research and UX/UI Design
WEDU was an update tool used to push software and package updates for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009