• UI and Me

    Mary Chant, Certified Usability Analyst
     

    I'm a Certified Usability Analyst with over ten years’ experience in user research and advocacy, interface design, and usability testing. I have worked within the Software Development Life Cycle to produce detailed prototypes and design specifications. I've also worked in Agile and hybrid environments. I consistently align design with business and data requirements to create interfaces that comply with users’ needs and workflows - creating easy to understand and productive experiences for web applications, customer portals, and enterprise software.

  • ABOUT

    I purchased my first MAC in 1994. It came with a modem. I discovered the internet. I was hooked. I got a web design certificate and spent many nights coding sites by hand (it is amazing how many cat fights you hear at three a.m.). I went to work for a software company. I fell in love with designing for usability and finding opportunities to contribute to the ease-of-use of an end product. I became a Certified Usability Analyst via Human Factors in 2004.

     

    I learned that: there are lots of solutions to any given problem, some more elegant than others; that it is much easier to tear down a thing than to build it; that logic, like beauty, is sometimes in the eye of the beholder. And I was really proud when my kids spontaneously started spewing “that’s bad UI”, like a curse, when faced with unworkable things.

     

  • Clients

    I've worked on enterprise applications, intranets, web design, and program/project management for: software companies, start-ups, non-profits and government entities

    Adriel Jones, LLC

    Usability Analyst, Graphic Designer

    Ageology

    Lead Usability Analyst

    Bonneville Power Administration

    Technical Business Analyst/Usability Analyst

    Clark County
    Food Bank

    Program Manager

    Vote IQ

    Group Programs Manager

    MicroMentor

    Marketing & Web Strategist

    ADP

    User Interface Usability Analyst Lead

    Columbia Ultimate

    Senior User Interface Architect

  • SKILLS

    Over ten years experience designing user interfaces, establishing information architecture, and analyzing workflow.

    TOOLS         

    • Axure
    • Visio
    • Camtasia
    • Dreamweaver
    • Photoshop
    • MS Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Google Analytics
    • SharePoint
    • InfoPath
    • Survey Monkey
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    DOCUMENTATION

    • Specifications
    • Use Cases/User Stories
    • Test Plans & Scripts
    • Reports & Presentations
    • Style Guides
    • Online Content
    • Error Messages/Tool Tips
    • Personas
    • Data Source Mapping
    • Requirements Documents

     

    DESIGN

    • Wireframes
    • Interactive Prototypes
    • Activity Diagrams
    • Data Visualizations
    • Icons
    • Layouts
    • Illustrations
    • Branding
    • Photography
    • Graphic Design
    • Typography

     

    CERTIFICATIONS

     

    Certified Usability Analyst, Human Factors
     

    SharePoint 2010 Collaboration,
    AIIM

     

    MEMBER

    IEEE

    UXPA

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