I am a UX researcher in London. When I'm not pestering users, you'll find me coding. Specialising in localisation, I've set out to discover how technology can have the biggest impact around the world.
Empowering refugee children through technology
Empowering the visually impaired through iBeacons
UX accessibility audit for the ThoughtWorks.com team
Campaigning for the right of education for children
UX consultant conducting user research and design
Building and designing our in house API experience
I was interviewed by Timi Olutu, a researcher at WhatUsersDo alongside Omar Akhtar, a digital recruiter at Harvey Nash, about breaking into a UX career.
Here you can listen to our honest career journeys. The challenges, the ups and the downs.
I was a guest host for #UXChat, talking about and answering questions about accessibility. #UXChat is a weekly Twitter chat, every Thursday at 4pm GMT, ran by WhatUsersDo.
My #UXChat was also the busiest chat so far, with over 20 active people taking part!
@EChesters @welshfruit @sandyho87 thanks for taking in part in last wk's chat! Busiest ever w/ 20+ *active* people🙌 https://t.co/gzHHJRypZK— WhatUsersDo (@whatusersdo) March 8, 2017
@EChesters @welshfruit @sandyho87 thanks for taking in part in last wk's chat! Busiest ever w/ 20+ *active* people🙌 https://t.co/gzHHJRypZK
I may talk a lot but I put it to good use. Here you can watch my talks at London Java Community, Ladies that UX, TalkUX and more.
I love sharing the research that I do, the things I discover and how my assumptions have been challenged. Not only do I write my own blog, but I write for other tech groups.
Read my post on how to use the DECIDE framework when planning user research.
Here I released my first article in the Budaya series, sharing a brief outline of how to localise your UX.
Check out my post about using international research to keep clients ahead of the game.
At Mendeley, I look into how researchers and academics organise and maintain their references, take notes on papers and then collate those early thoughts to create manuscripts. I interview users weekly, from initial exploration into user value to usability testing design solutions.
Currently a UX consultant, I conduct expert reviews, user testing, research and reports. I also built wireframes in-browser with HTML and in Axure. As an agency our work varied across industries, including e-commerce, travel and education. I both moderated and observe user sessions across all devices.
As well as being a developer to integrate clients into our platform, building payment processors and telephony menus, I conducted all of the UX needs for the startup. I worked on projects like the in-house knowledge base and API experience from onboarding to the documentation.
Hired as a developer and staffed as a UX-er, I worked and trained with ThoughtWorks, in Manchester, London, India and Hamburg. My main projects were ThoughtWorks.com and A World At School, working on visual design, user stories and client workshops.
May 2016, I was chosen as one of CodeFirst:Girls' ones to watch!
Professional turned hobbyist. Check out all my development projects and contributions to the Open Source community.
My adventures in spreading my knowledge. From Code Club and CodeFirst:Girls to STEMNet Ambassadors and my own CodingLondon.
I capture moments from my life to share with you. Take a peek.