Hi there! I'm 
 
 
 

Elana Altman.

I create experiences and products that help people understand world around them.

Product Manager & UX Designer

Featured Projects

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Barnard Library

Website Redesign

Challenge

Overhaul Barnard Library site to help users understand new service offerings & new physical spaces

Approach

Bring together insights from users and site editors to streamline navigation and content strategy

Results

A new website that conveys more information with less clutter

Scholastic

Onboarding Tour Experience

Challenge

Create a way for teachers to learn how to navigate and use Scholastic Magazines' redesigned websites 

Approach

Rely on research to determine user experience strategy amidst 

technical and time constraints

 

Results

A site tour that went live on 12 websites after they relaunched

Scholastic

World Affairs Almanac & Atlas

Challenge

Transform a popular print resource into a powerful digital tool

 

Approach

Understand student and teacher needs to determine what elements to prioritize in the user interface

Results

An interactive atlas & almanac that lets students to sort and filter data - and is now used on two websites!

SadoTech

Website Redesign

Challenge

Improve overall conversion 

rate for SadoTech's new 

e-commerce platform

Approach

Create tools to make users feel confident in their purchase

Results

The redesign was implemented and increased the conversion rate by 40%

 
 

About Me

A few quick thoughts. Want more specifics about my background and experience? Check out my LinkedIn, or just get in touch!

I thrive on...

organizing chaos. Whether it's distilling pages of research into a one-line problem statement or creating a new coherent workflow, I love finding common themes, connecting dots, and clearly communicating ideas.

I believe...

products should have a clear purpose that makes an impact in people's lives. I've always been passionate about discovering diverse perspectives and I keep people's stories, behaviors, needs and goals at the center of my work.

Outside of work...

I can be found at in improv class, trying new restaurants, or reading the news. I bake in the winter, make ice cream in the summer, and swim all year.

Let's chat!

The best way to get to know more about me and my work is through conversation. Drop me a note, and I'll happily find a time to talk. 

You can also find me on LinkedIn.