Created multiple iterations of desktop and mobile visual mocks of Traits reports. These evolved over the course of the summer in response to usability testing and as we consulted geneticists to present information as accurately as possible.
I worked specifically on designing the overall layout of the web and mobile on-boarding, report, and error pages, as well as the representations of chromosomes throughout the product and the survey/result data visualization section within each report.
I worked closely (both in desk proximity and in communication) with developers to bring UI design mocks to stage, and then test features to seek out and remedy any bugs before release.
I also had the opportunity to prepare, conduct, and summarize several rounds of usability testing on my mobile prototypes using InVision and Validately.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning by working with the whole team beyond the design leads. Ancestry's work environment was full of passionate people who encouraged curiosity when it came to creative problem-solving. The thoughtfulness behind every pixel we pushed helped me understand the essential role UX designers play in creating product experiences beloved by both the company and its new and faithful users. By having a chance to hold my own in a presentation to executives and programming alongside developers to find visual solutions, this mentorship taught me how important it is to be an advocate for good design both in the workplace and in the world beyond the office space.