Stephanie Hornung
San Francisco, CA
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Skills

User Experience

  • Gathering user needs and incorporating requirements into system design and feature prioritization.
  • Designing interaction flows for web applications and new features.
  • Developing brand identity and maintaining a consistent visual design and voice through-out an application.
  • Incorporating user-centered design methodologies where appropriate, including heuristic analyses, persona creation, iterative design, and usability testing.

Management

  • Maintaining team schedules and tasks.
  • Managing group and client expectations ensuring on-time and on-target delivery.

Technical

  • Expert in (X)HTML/CSS, including W3C validation and cross browser-compatibility.
  • Familiar with JavaScript/AJAX, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails.

Work Experience

  • Grockit, Inc. : User Experience Designer

    May 2009 - June 2010

    • Worked closely with marketing and management to implement brand identity consistently through visual design, iconography, and illustration.
    • Iteratively designed features based on user feedback, user tests, surveys, and site metrics.
  • Metaweb Technologies : User Experience Designer

    September 2005 - February 2009

    • Designed rich interactive web application features using a variety of specification tools, such as user flows, walk-throughs and prototypes.
    • Worked closely with development team to determine priorities and feasibility of implementation.
    • Managed CSS and visual design implementation for application, including a complex JavaScript component architecture.
  • dehfne digital : Principal

    October 2003 - Present

    • Gathered requirements for design and implementation of new information systems, including intranets, a document imaging system, and knowledge sharing tools.
    • Developed and maintained overall website visual design using CSS, content management systems, and templating.
    • Designed application interactions using user-centered design methodologies.
    • Supplied interface design mock-ups to development team.
    • Coded applications and dynamic websites.
  • Center for Built Environment : Graduate Student Researcher

    January - August 2003

    • Kept group on schedule, managed group and client expectations and organized project documentation.
    • Scheduled and participated in needs assessment interviews and user tests of four iterations of interface design.
    • Developed and tested paper and interactive prototypes of application interface.
  • University of California, Berkeley : Graduate Student Instructor

    August - December 2002

    • Instructed undergraduate students with a wide range of computer experience in XHTML, JavaScript, web-design and usability.

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission : Web Designer (Intern)

    May - August 2002

    • Managed website redesign based on heuristic and task analyses, user test and organizational needs and constraints.
  • Gap Inc : Research Specialist

    October 1999 - August 2001

    • Designed and maintained large database of anecdotal information to assist in development of communication strategy.
    • Provided tracking and analysis of social responsibility issues affecting the company.
    • Assisted in design of corporate website content.

Recent Projects

Grockit.com : Package Purchase Flow

  • Worked closely with Marketing executives to refine product packages and designed flows to clearly communicate user options for purchase and upgrade.

Freebase.com : Data-input Components

  • Designed and refined a series of components to assist the user in inputting the correct data type; such as flexible dates, units of measurement, text, or a link to another item previously entered into the system.

Freebase.com : Visualization Builder

  • Designed robust tool for exploring large datasets and creating visualizations that can be saved and shared with other users.

Freebase.com : Help Center

  • Worked closely with Community Team on information design to improve usability of documentation and forums.

Interwoven : LiveSite Solutions

  • Designed sample websites to be included in product, including visual design, XHTML mockup and content contributor interface.

Alameda County Social Services Agency : WebFiles System

  • Gathered system requirements, built taxonomy, and worked with Agency and staff and application vendor to implement system.

Alameda County : WIC Program Guide

  • Created staff website, performed task analysis and paper prototype testing, developed site to be updated by business users using Macromedia Dreamweaver templates with Contribute.

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley : School of Information

    Masters of Information Management & Systems : May 2003

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Bachelors of General Studies, emphasis in psychology and business : April 1997