Matt Walker
Matt Walker
Research, design, and usability.

I’m a well rounded visual problem solver, and user experience designer. I get excited about replacing really dull, menial, repetitive, and downright terrible experiences with solutions that better serve people.

I’m originally from Las Vegas but currently living in Atlanta, working for the The Home Depot. Loving the trees, food, and growing design culture here. 

Currently, working within UX operations, design systems, and helping grow the team to 200 designers (started at 10, now we’re here), I’ve also worked on payment systems, and store selling systems.

I previously worked for Travel Syndication Technology and before that I worked at a bunch of other places you’ve probably never heard of.

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SKILLS

 

01. Qualitative ResearcH

Everything should begin and end with research. You wouldn't jump into surgery without the doctor properly diagnosing the problem, right?  

  • Interviews 

  • Observation 
  • Research plans & scripts 
  • Affinity mapping 

02. Design

Fine-tuning the little big details in every interaction. 

  • Visual design 
  • Interaction design
  • Micro-interactions 
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Wireframes 
  • Selling, establishing, growing, and maintaining design systems 

03. Usability 

Validate those design assumptions. Who would ship a product without first testing to see if it actually solves the right problems first? Not this guy. 

  • In the field or remote testing
  • Task-based scenarios
  • A/B testing 
  • Eye tracking studies
  • Accessibility and heuristic evaluations
  • Quantitative analytics 

04. Product & Facilitation 

The stuff you'd expect from working in an agile environment. Co

  • Kick-offs
  • Alignment
  • Retros 
  • Iteration planning meetings
  • Standups. 

Other things I’m all about

Systems thinking

Thinking about (and mapping) the impacts and dependencies that happen outside the boundaries of a product team, this is especially critical when it comes to common services, and alignment of multiple product teams. 

Diverse teams with inclusive cultures

Companies and individuals that intentionally strive for diversity and ensure everyone has an equal footing and voice will produce better results. Every. Single. Time. 

Ethical research practices

Anyone conducting or observing research has a responsibility to safeguard the privacy of candidates and operate with honesty, and integrity. 

Mentoring and being mentored

Continuous improvement through feedback and iteration is a practice I apply to my work, and also myself. It's crucial to any team's culture how they choose to approach mentorship, critique, and feedback. Keep it actionable, specific, and kind. 

Get in Touch

If you're interested in working together, have questions, or would like to grab some lunch please feel free reach out.

Always open to new places, cultures, and people.

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