Station 5 Designs
Portfolio site for Thomas Michaud
UX Designer, Architect, ResearcheR. Educator. Illustrator. Author
I am a UX Designer and Architect, with over 30-years combined work experience in the fields of UX Design, Web Design, Education, and Illustration. I enjoy using my jack-of-all-trade skillset to work in cross-functional roles.
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I love sketching and doodling. I did tutorials on visual note taking for students on YouTube.
I even have a published book about HTML & CSS for beginners!
Teams that produce the best designs, have a process that’s geared towards forming a common understanding. That understanding needs to cover the problem they’re trying to solve, the users they’re solving it for, and the gamut of approaches they can use to get there.
The process that a team needs to create great designs doesn’t just happen. It needs to be intentionally rendered. It needs to be designed.
The Redesign of the Design Process, by Jared M. Spool
There’s no perfect model or linear-process. While the design process is about exploring, researching, discover and ideation that helps to better define a problem and leading to solutions, a design process alone with not save you. You also need principles, methods, engagement, and leadership.
When starting a project, I’ll use anything from pencil and paper, to whiteboards and post-it notes, to sketch ideas or to lead a workshop.
To explore ideas and test concepts, I love working with HTML and CSS to code prototypes. However, I’m comfortable working with UXPin and Framer
While Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch have been my primary tools, when designing, I have also used Figma, and other software, to develop designs and design systems.