Hi, I'm Amanda and I recently graduated from UNT with a B.F.A in UX research and design. I'm currently going indie and am making my first video game with my partner (it's a cat racing game)! Since graduation, I've started learning 3D modeling and how to make accessible UI designs come alive in the Unreal game engine.
Shaped Minecraft Dungeon's current user experience by creating player profiles, user stories, paper prototypes, flow charts, wireframes, UI mockups, and conducting usability tests. Taught by Ivy Sang, UX/UI Partner Lead from Bungie and Electronic Arts, previously led projects for FIFA, NHL, UFC, Battlefield and Dragon Age.
From various UX roles to accessible design, I got to learn from UX professionals and hear them speak about topics such as content strategy, accessibility, UX roles, agile teams, and how to properly present designs.
My team and I designed “Readeasy”, an app that gives high school and middle school students the ability to access their school’s banned books and the tools necessary to fight for their education.
It was for UC Invine's 48 hour designathon. It was hectic, but I had a blast working with my team.
It was a team effort to make “Steps for Change”, a website that not only serves as a place for victims of sexual harassment to find therapy and talk to others, but also as a place where advocates can find resources to take action. Even the offenders of sexual harassment can utilize training and other educational resources to better themselves.
I enjoy having my designs led by people who, in the end, will use them! Research and usable design go hand in hand, so I operate a people-oriented approach.
This is my favorite part of the design process, because collaborating with other members of a UX team, clients, and users is insightful and I have fun doing it.
What would the point be if a UX professional did not feel empathy? I try to really get in the shoes of the people I'm helping.
From vector to hand drawn, I have experience making icons and illustrations on most of the projects I have done.