evan peter katz

Usability Expert | UX Designer | UI Developer

I am a usability expert who designs and develops user-friendly experiences
from concept to completion.

Conducting User Research

Building the foundation

  • Learn the vision your project, company culture, target audience
  • Rapidly gain extensive knowledge of your business as applicable to the project.
  • Review of your existing site and leading competitors’ to learn what’s working and what isn’t.
  • Assess all user feedback and analytics of existing site or recommend tools for future use.
  • Write User Stories of who, what and why to determine the most comprehensive list of components / functionalities.

Information Architecture & Wireframing

Putting what we learn to work

  • Organize information working with your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • Learn the capabilities and limitations of backend technologies planned to implement.
  • Create wireframes and mockups to visually explain workflow, navigation, layout, and potential components.
  • Initial testing of low fidelity designs to keep projects on time and on budget

Design and Prototyping

Concepts to coding interactive, responsive prototypes

  • Review designs with development team to work through how all components can be built within backend environment. Modify designs as needed.
  • Convert static wireframes into responsive HTML prototypes to identify challenges, uncover subtleties and determine next steps.
  • Present to stakeholders within each stage of the project, implement feedback for final approvals.
  • Test new interface on desktops, tablets and mobile devices with users early and often; iterating when necessary.

Develop and Testing

The fun doesn’t stop yet

  • Package all HTML, CSS, Scripts and Images used in prototypes into snippets for developers to implement into dynamic environment.
  • Work with developers to help troubleshoot / refine any code as necessary through implementation.
  • Conduct usability testing with existing and new users; gather feedback for future builds.

Making Everything User-Friendly for ALL

Including those with special accessibility needs (508 Compliance).

Currently Updating My Portfolio

Some of my best work was while working for companies like Softrams / Nothrup Grumman, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, T. Rowe Price and Lockheed Martin, implementing the latest best practices in user experience (UX) design / user interface (UI) development with a responsive bootstrap framework.

With most projects at that level, there is usually an NDA associated with them.

Since most of my latest work has been designs that I cannot freely show on this site, I am recreating similar concepts that more accurately reflect my capabilities.

In the meantime, you can download my latest resume:  Resume as Word docword or Resume as PDFpdf

Better yet, let me SHOW you what I can do for you!

For a free usability review, email me at epkatz225@yahoo.com with a web address or static images of concepts that you would like me to evaluate and provide suggestions on how I would improve them!