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Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. - Steve Jobs

Hi, I'm Allison!

Product & UX Designer

My passion lies in crafting experiences that not only enhance users’ everyday lives but also bring joy and delight. I believe in the power of design to make a meaningful difference and am committed to creating products that are empowering and accessible.

🖥️  Experience in high-visibility websites and enterprise SaaS applications

✨📱✨ Check out my app, Attentli, which helps those with attention differences like ADHD reduce distraction time.

🐁 I also post a weekly list of helpful or interesting UX links called Curated Clicks. 

Allison Nance

Hi, I'm Allison!

Product & UX Designer

As a UX designer, my passion lies in crafting experiences that not only enhance users’ everyday lives but also bring joy and delight. I believe in the power of design to make a meaningful difference and am committed to creating products that are empowering and accessible.

Allison Nance

🖥️ Experience in high-visibility websites and enterprise SaaS applications

✨📱✨ Check out my app, Attentli, which helps those with attention differences like ADHD reduce distraction time.

🐁 I also post a weekly list of helpful or interesting UX links called Curated Clicks.

About Me

I'm driven by the journey to find solutions.

Design Thinking

Design Thinking

I think creatively with a human-centered approach.

Research Informed

Research Informed

Quantitative and qualitative data are important to me when making decisions.

Development Knowledge

Development Knowledge

Coding since middle school, I keep the development process in mind when designing.

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Solving problems has been the lifeblood of my career.

My Process

I work applying a user-centered loop.

Analyze & Understand

Grasping the business and user needs

For every product, the desired outcome should align with business goals and provide solutions to user needs. To get there, I gather relevant information through methods such as competitive analysis, creating user personas, mapping user journeys and information architecture, identifying industry trends, reviewing analytics, and meeting with stakeholders.

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Design, Explore, & Prototype

Finding the best direction

This stage is full of ideating, iterating, sketching, wireframing, and creating mockups and prototypes. Getting regular contributions and feedback from team members, stakeholders, and developers is important. I love a good review and brainstorming session.

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Test, Evaluate, & Measure

Validating the design

Performing usability testing early and often helps ensure the best design for development. I prepare interactive prototypes and map out test protocols like methodology and user objectives. After testing is complete, I analyze the results and make any necessary revisions to the design.

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Learn, Update, & Implement

Handoff and moving forward

Once updates are made to the design, I document for development. When prepping my files, I include things like screen flows, notes on behavior and functionality, relevant links, and animation examples. I work alongside developers for UX quality checks and provide detailed feedback including CSS adjustments. After launch, user feedback, analytics, and other monitoring tools allow me to spot areas of improvement for future versions.

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My Portfolio

I've collaborated on a variety of projects participating in all stages of the design process.

What I'm Up To

Current Projects

My current projects at Agileana include websites for the National Archives Museum and US Courts. Designs for these projects are still under wraps but will be launched soon!

 

Contribution overview:
Lead UX designer driving discovery, workshops, research, information architecture, and design
Built design system for US Courts
Ensured WCAG compliance

National Archives Museum logo and wordmark
United states courts logo
Calendar screens showing date booking

Workspace Booking Calendar

Supporting the Future of Work

For organizations adopting the hybrid work model, hot desking and hoteling are two office space management concepts that are becoming increasingly popular. To facilitate this, companies use software solutions that allow employees to book the space they need when they need it. This workspace booking calendar presents the user with a simple but highly informative interface to book their space.


Contribution overview:

Information architecture
Functionality planning (rules and options)
Presentations to stakeholders
Flows and protocol for user testing
UX/UI design

Interaction Design

Creating Delightful Experiences

Interaction design can take a product from a cold, digital experience to a more tangible, human one. This gallery displays some of the interaction design projects I have been a part of. 

 

Contribution overview:
Gathered project requirements
Ideation and iterating
UX/UI design
Presentation to stakeholders

Logout to login interaction design
Stratas screens

Stratas

Simplifying Recruiting

Stratas is a multi-module intelligence platform designed for the transportation industry that brings together competitive intelligence, talent supply and demand, and granular campaign performance.


Contribution overview:

Analytics data analysis
Design competitive analysis
Feature planning
Information architecture
Presentations to stakeholders
UX/UI design
QA after handoff

Attentli

Reduce Distraction Time

Reminder apps, alarm apps, and timer apps are commonly used to assist with staying focused and task completion. However, individuals with attention difficulties, such as ADHD, may find these apps less effective. Although these apps can provide initial reminders, they may not provide sufficient accountability for staying focused and completing the task at hand.

In what way can an app offer this accountability? Attentli is designed to use regular sound or vibration reminders at intervals specified by the user to activate memory and help maintain focus.

 

Contribution overview:
Product discovery research
User research
Design competitive analysis
Concept testing
Ideation and iterating
UX/UI design

(This case study is currently in the works. If you would like to know more, I would love to talk to you about it.)

Attentli timer and settings screens