Hi, I'm Grace and
I like to organize stuff.

I'm an Information Architect / UX Strategist trained in Library and Information Studies. I have 10+ years' experience in design researchinformation architecture, and interaction design. I help people do what they need to do, find what they need to find.

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Expertise

Design Research

In order to understand your organization and users, I need to understand who I'm designing for and why. This requires a few design research activities to understand user and client needs.

User interviews and surveys
Content modeling
Heuristic analysis
Competitive analysis

Information Architecture & Content Strategy

Information architecture allows you to understand your existing content, what new content you need, and how pieces of content are related. With IA, I can define a new navigation model and new ways of describing content so that users can find what they need, regardless of the device or platform they’re using.

Site architecture
Tree testing
Card sorting
Taxonomy design
Content strategy
Information architecture

Interaction Design

Once I understand your content and have a sitemap, I can start wireframing. Wireframes are simple blueprints to help visualize content and understand the priorities for each page. Wireframes emphasize content hierarchies and start to explore how users will interact with features and components of the site. I use interaction design patterns with accessibility and mobile-first in mind to ensure the best possible experience for every user.

Task analysis
Pageflows
Wireframes

Featured Projects

Looking for portfolio samples? I've included a fun mixture of previous and current work for you. Some projects are part of my work as part of a larger agency, some are in-house, some freelance, and a couple just for fun. If you're looking for something specific, let me know.

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Giving Back

Community building has been a large part of my identity since graduate school.

I've been working hard on World IA Day and the 2018 Information Architecture Summit that I haven't had a chance to write more about them.

Say Hi!

Reach out and let me know how the wind blows.