Hi there! I'm 

 

 

I love designing experiences that help people live happier, healthier, and more purposeful lives.

Elana Altman.

UX Designer & Strategist

Selected Projects

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!

Barnard Library

Website Redesign

Challenge

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

Approach

Include user input while streamlining the information architecture and content strategy

Results

A new website that conveys more information with less clutter

*case study coming soon

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

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%

Bixby

Moving Service Feature

Challenge

Design a feature that allows users to easily book moving services

 

Approach

Create low-fidelity wireframes and prototypes to quickly test screens, focusing on clarity and usability 

Results

A new feature that served as a template for Bixby's future on-demand services

 
 

About Me

A few quick thoughts. Want more specifics about my background and experience? Check out my resume, 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 coherent content strategy, I love finding common themes, connecting dots, and clearly communicating ideas.

I believe...

design is all about people. I've always been passionate about discovering diverse perspectives (I have a background in journalism) and I keep people's stories, behaviors, needs and goals at the center of my design approach.

When I'm not designing...

I can be found catching up with friends across the globe, trying new restaurants or listening to an audiobook. 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 UX work is through conversation. Drop me a note, and I'll happily find a time to talk. 

You can also find me on LinkedIn.

 

© 2019 by Elana Altman