User Experience Design

“You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.” – Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
UX design that's business and human-centered

At Slipper Studios, we’re used to adapting our process to meet client goals. We are also fierce advocates of user feedback and human-centered design.

In general, our design process starts at low fidelity, often paper or whiteboard sketches, and progressively moves toward deliverables that define the structure and layout of the site or application such as site maps, workflow diagrams, and wireframes. Throughout the process, prototyping serves as a sandbox for validating design solutions, and as a vehicle for user feedback.

UX Processes

Design thinking originated at Stanford, and is heavily focused on ideation and iterative prototyping.

“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”— Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO

User Centered Design focuses on ensuring that interfaces are usable, effective, and efficient by incorporating user feedback into the design process.

UCD is the original original user-centered process, still appropriate for government, highly-regulated industries, and for some offshore development project.

The Agile design sprint format involves intense team collaboration, and working ahead of development sprints.

The Lean UX technique is tailored to design innovation and startups, focused on speed and hypothesis testing.

Information Architecture

Card Sorting | Affinity Diagramming | Site Mapping | Navigation Design Patterns | Tree Testing | Wireframing | Responsive Design

Interaction Design

Workflow Analysis | Sketching | Design Workshops | Wireframing | Prototyping | Desktop/Mobile/Responsive

Visual Design

Available through our visual design partners as part of larger UX design projects.

UX Design Toolkit
Paper & Whiteboard

UX Design Testimonials

Our SaaS offering is a complex workflow with multiple user types, and if all the options were presented to all users, would be difficult to learn and use. Eva brilliantly helped design a user-based approach where each user type saw only functions relevant to their tasks. This greatly streamlined the UX for each user and reduced user training time and expense by 80%.

Kevin W. Chief Strategy Officer at Airfusion

Eva is one of the strongest IA professionals I’ve ever worked with… [She] delivered a feature-rich, comprehensive wireframes that the Client loved. She made us all look good. – from LinkedIn recommendation

Jeffrey P. Client, Executive Director, Digital at Forge Worldwide

Eva is a very talented user experience professional who has the ability to synthesize large amounts of requirements and create highly effective designs. She knows how to take complicated processes and make them simple. Eva works at a wicked fast pace, but never compromises the quality of her work. – from LinkedIn Recommendation

Monisha P. Manager, VP Products at SimpleTuition