The Scenario with the Challenge

About a year a half ago I found myself in the situation (like most Americans) of having to find the right job to further build my career and advance to the next step - management.  This  journey to tidy up my resume and start looking for another job was exciting at first, but within a few days I was dreading even looking for a job. I landed a job shortly after three months and the after that headache had past my next journey was hiring new staff at my new job, which caused another headache because of the many options to post to jobs and never having the same platform from one job posting board to another. Because off this horrible process - when speaking to people that I interviewed, I was able to relate and empathize with their struggle at looking for a job and interviewing all together.

My Concept: The Solution:

For my Thesis at MICA I have decided to design a SaaS (Software as a Service) portal that would streamline the job board application process and at the same time act as a HR Management Tool for companies/agencies. This software tool Called HR Strategy is a cloud based platform accessible from any digital internet hosting device.


Below is a list of roles and duties performed:

  • Design elegant, simple, human-centric flows and experiences while defining new initiatives and iterate on existing features. Transform tasks into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use designs through the entire experience lifecycle, from the first-time user to the expert. 

  • Intake and understand complex business requirements and translate them into effective digital experiences that help customers.

  • Create UX documentation (transaction flows, scenarios, wireframes, navigation models, prototypes, user interaction specifications) to communicate concepts and designs to internal partners.

  • Work with contemporary tools, including Sketch, Invision, Marvel, Adobe Creative Cloud to design new interaction modules, page layouts, style guides, images, icons, animations and other visual elements

  • Apply and update existing brand (visual and interaction) standards to accommodate test goals

  • Present and communicate designs and design goals to teammates, partners, and leadership.

  • Create prototypes using design tools noted above and working directly with front-end developers

  • Participate as an observer in user interviews and usability test sessions

  • Validate developer-built experiences relative to UX design requirements, provide feedback and work with developers to reach best outcomes

  • Conduct research studies and present findings that will inform improvements in the customer experience. Add to and contribute to establish research methods and strategies.

  • Address all updates and training tutorials to all contracting and client employees. Strategize delivery of communication based upon customer.  

The initial concept of HR Strategy was started in Sept. of 2019 as a UX Design project, placed aside after the first class, and then fully worked upon in Sept of 2020 for my Thesis. 
To make things easier I have composed my process in visual slide decks and videos. The buttons below will take you to the section(s) of my process.

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