Kristin Taylor

User Resaercher & Experience Designer

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Office of Design & Delivery at the City of Austin

User Designer & Research Fellow

I worked across 2 teams leading user and design resaearch. This included UX work on alpha.austin.gov and its supporting CMS as well as supporting user research for our service design team.

  • Some of my responsibilities included:
  • Implementing tesing ptorocol and standardize usability testing.
  • Developing wireframes, prototypes and other artifacts to communicate user needs and design requirements.
  • Facilitate Design Thinking practicioner workshop to city employees.
  • Strategize user research methods and develop user research plans.
  • Share research insights across teams.
  • Collaborate to ensure design and content meet accessibility standards.
March 2019-Present

Mozilla

UX Design Intern

Lead user experience and interface designer on Iris, a Forefox Quality Assuarance testing tool.

  • Some of my responsibilities included:
  • Understand technical requirements and limitations.
  • Plan and conduct stakeholder and user research.
  • Present experience and interface design solutions and articulate justification for choices.
  • Conduct usability testing and iterate based on findings.
  • Use the Firefox Design System and Mozilla branding guidelines.
  • Work with a remote team.
December 2018-March 2019

Firefox UX/UI Design Contributor

Open source contributor working on the experience and interface of the Firefox Developer Tools suite.

  • Some of my responsibilities included:
  • Design the interface for responsive design mode device list.
  • Design, document and implement accessible color scheme for warnings in the developer tools console.
  • Give feedback in the community forum.
  • Develop informative text for mobile device emulation.
June 2018-Present

Maplewood Elementary

Design Thinking Facilitator and MakerSpace Coordinator

Guide and coordinate the MakeSpace to support collaboration and creative problem solving for elementary school students anf their teachers.

  • Some of my responsibilities included:
  • Develop Design Thinking exercises that align with grade level TEAKS.
  • Design the room layout and exercise scope for various ability ranges.
  • Research, learn and teach new technology.
  • Develop and deliver multimedia presentations to teach new concepts to students.
  • Creatively document outcomes for grant review.
  • Facilitate Design Thinking workshops in the MakerSpace.
August 2016-Present

Skills

Interaction

  • User Research
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • User Testing
  • Design Systems

Software

  • Sketch
  • Balsamiq
  • Illustrator
  • InVision
  • Google Suite

Languages

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • GIT

General

  • Public Speaking
  • Workshop Facilitaions
  • Presentation Skills
  • Documentation
  • Spanish

Talks and Panels

2019

  • Austin Design Week, 2019
  • AIGA Grow, 2019

Education

Austin Community College class of 2019

User Experience Level 2 Certificate

Brigham Young University

BFA Studio Art, Painting and Drawing

Badges

  • IBM Design Thinking Practicioners Badge