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Michael O. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 12, 2014

Michael O.

Interaction Designer, IA, UX Consultant
   Ukraine
  |   Zaporizhzhya, Zaporizska
  |  7:27 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I can take a concept and turn it into a user-friendly product shown in an interactive prototype. I've been working as a usability expert for 6 years now. Every client I worked with have seen their product improve as the result of my work. If you are only starting a new project, or going to add new features to an existing one, I can potentially save you a lot of money as I can usually say beforehand if a feature will "work" for users, and can show the new product rather quickly in a prototype before any development started.

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Jun 2, 2014|User Experience Design|Private|Working
Apr 15, 2014|User Experience Design|Private|Completed
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Mar 31, 2014|Website Design|Private|Working
Mar 14, 2014|Mobile Applications|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

An Australia-wide marketplace of moving companies. The link leads to Axure prototype.
http://jkcs1c.axshare.com/
Strategy, information architecture, interactive prototype for a B2B website. Also...
A back-end platform for mobile apps. The link leads to a dynamic prototype created...
http://jnta8a.axshare.com/
A website providing up-to-date information on various events in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine,...
A website designed to help in the process of choosing a laptop for customers living in...
A Media Center mainly focused on providing great experience and advanced features to...
A website designed to help in the process of choosing which car to buy. It was my own...

Skills (11)

Tested
User Experience Design
User Experience
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User Interface Design
Axure RP
Axure RP (Rapid Prototype Tool)
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Web Design
Principles of Web Graphics Design Test
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Business Analysis
Business Strategy Test
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Internet Marketing
Internet/Online Marketing
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Market Research
Market Research Test
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SEM
Search Engine Marketing Certification
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SEO
Search Engine Optimization Test
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Mobile Programming
Design Considerations for Mobile Web Applications Development Test
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Presentation Design
Presentation Skills
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Service Description

Me and others of my profession have a good understanding of how people seek information, how they react to different elements of digital products, and how they use such products. With this knowledge, I can greatly improve your website or application so users would love it more and it would serve business goals better.

What you get when having a good interaction designer in the team is that your products are not made of standard decisions. Instead, I try to anticipate how the user will really use the product, how he would expect it to work and be organized. Then I can come up with solutions that suit this exact case much better. Work of an interaction designer greatly reduces the risk that the team would develop a feature (or product) which customers won't like and won't use.

I follow a design process described in Jesse Garrett's book "Elements of User Experience". At the level of strategy, I discuss business and user goals with the client. Then I use my knowledge of Information Architecture and Interaction Design to determine what features and content the project should have to meet those goals and structure the features and content in a way the user would expect them to be. Then I build an interactive prototype - a set of detailed wireframes of every page, linked to each other and imitating the behavior of the end product. I use Axure for this purpose.

When approved, the wireframes should go to a visual designer. This process is much better than putting visual design...

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Employment

Interaction Design Foundation
Content Manager
2013 - 2013
UXDepot
UI Designer
2010 - 2011
www.uxdepot.ru
Small startups team with no name
Usability expert and various other roles
2006 - 2010

Education

IT courses by Coursera, including HCI by Stanford
Student
2012 - Present
Zaporizhzhya National Technical University
Technical Translation
2007 - 2011

Keywords

User Experience
UX
User Interface
UI
Information Architecture
Interaction Design
Wireframing
Prototyping
Axure
Balsamiq
Web Designer
UI Designer
Fireworks
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Identity
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Member Since
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