Expertise Locator

A modern platform for in-house experts

Expertise Locator is a people-skill knowledge collaboration project. The goal is to design an easy to use mobile app along with the web presence that locates the best fit IBM expertise, maintains a dynamic inventory of professional skills, aggregates all the IBM employee portfolios, and encourages collaboration and communication with the clients.

User centered design cycle and IBM one UI design serves as a guideline through user research, ideation and interaction Design, prototyping and development. My role as a designer is to enhance and simplify the current features, designing and building user interface/prototypes for the new features. The cycle of each design follows an agile process: User study, team scrum ideation, alternatives sketching, comparative analysis, alternatives prototyping, usability evaluation and visual rendering.

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Create a new pattern

I tried to use the existing patterns for "Who connects us" page. After reviewing the alternatives, I was luckily got encouraged by the team to go ahead and design a new pattern through the UCD.

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I created another animated view just for fun in my free time.

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Visual

Here is a one week project I collaborated with Watson researchers to help explore the design that would showcase the abilities of an algorithm built from data collected from the social network such Twitter, Facebook. The requirement is design an initiative interaction allows a user to get a quick overview over what their personality portrait looks like and also enable them to interactively explore the portrait in more details. It’s on touchable screen and they want to build something that is fun to use and has a Hi-tech interface look. The interaction idea here is , spin the wheel, personality data such as openness to new experiences, openness to change will show up. Click on buttons or graphics will bring the audience to the detailed page.

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A user can see such as big 5 personality in rainbow chart or bar chart. An easy to understand explanation is provided below the chart.If they want to switch to another personality traits they can either press the button or spin the wheel. The reason to chose rainbow chart is because there might be later version of this tool that allows pairing people and two people’s rainbow chart forms a donut chart, they call it a match sign.
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