I’m Sharon Kruskopf Sens and User Savvy—I provide both freelance and contract UX consulting services. I’d been enjoying a marketing career when I discovered I was a natural at something called “usability” (it was simply common sense to me).
The focus of my projects had shifted from print to web, but I wasn’t satisfied with the web I was seeing. So, I began providing input—lots of it. “Organize the content this way, change the writing style that way, make this action more intuitive” and so forth. The rest, as they say, is history (and documented in my resume).
My primary role is user experience architect, or as some prefer, interaction designer. I’m most effective as the person who turns strategy into action: review requirements and technology, ask questions, mock up a concept, ask more questions, create sitemaps and wireframes and prototypes, validate with users, ask more questions (I ask a lot of questions), and so on. I have considerable experience in:
- responsive and adaptive platforms
- mobile, web, and client-server applications
- eCommerce and transactional sites
- internet, extranet, and intranet sites
- wireframe and prototype development
- Axure, Balsamiq, Drupal, Visio, WordPress
- content strategy
- web- and tech-savvy writing and editing
- Agile and waterfall SDLC
I’ve applied my experience to—and in the process learned a great deal about—the financial, eCommerce, information security, education, medical technology, and nonprofit sectors.
I’m analytical and crazy for detail, yet creative and resourceful. I’ve been called a visual mathematician for my ability to communicate complex information in a straightforward manner. Whether I’m simplifying a task flow or structuring content, I channel the person who needs to do or find something.
In my free time, I volunteer my UX and writing skills for an animal rescue group. And when I’m not making cyberspace easier to navigate, you will most likely find me outdoors—on my bike, along a trail, in my kayak, or mostly upright on my snowboard.
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