isabella is a researcher, designer, storyteller, & gesticulator

I'm on a journey to find my place in the world of user experience & design as a UX professional with Booz Allen Hamilton.‍
When I'm not noodling around online, I'm probably watching video essays about my favorite films & books, adding new podcasts to my queue, or convincing people that all movies should be animated.

what i do

Design thinking is an analytical problem solving technique that emphasizes a human perspective. The design thinking phases aren’t always sequential nor do I always touch each phase in each project. But these five steps capture where my interest & tasking resides.

empathize

Empathy is the ultimate UX soft skill. By engaging with people from a beginner's mindset via observation or interview, UX-ers can develop meaningful understandings.

empathize

define

True magic happens when UX-ers analyze & synthesize the existing information to craft what users need out of a product or service.

define

ideate

Ideation is an exciting time where nothing is precious. The techniques to do this are endless & developing designs / solutions bring out the creative & inventor out of every teammate.

ideate

prototype

Once a set of prime ideas are identified, UX-ers can build them out to better examine & improve them. Here ideas becomes physical.

prototype

test

Testing is critical to validating if solutions match the mental model of users --- or if the team needs to re-evaluate research. With each test UX-ers gain data for key decision making.

test

get in touch

While many of my work projects are restricted viewing due to the government client needs, the portolio items cover some personal project that I’ve played around with. Interested in what my work deliverables have been — reach out to me via LinkedIn or the contact form below and we can chat!

let’s talk

Whether you just want to give a shout out or are looking to start a project, feel free to email & I’ll quickly be in touch.

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