Susan Evans

Susan Evans

UX Designer + Developer

  • susanev.com
  • hello@susanev.com
  • (206) 395-8146

I have a diverse background in UX design and code and am passionate about improving the human experience by combining deep technical and design knowledge to craft digital experiences.

Skills

Design & Research

  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Interaction design
  • Typography & layout
  • Survey design
  • Usability studies

Programming

  • JavaScript
  • HTML & CSS
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Java
  • Python

Education

University of Washington (UW)

MS in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Graduated Jun 2016

University of Arizona

BS in Computer Science and Mathematics

Graduated Dec 2008

Work Experience

User Experience Designer

Premera Blue Cross

Jan 2017 – Present

Leading research-based design on an agile team. I have led design on the member's dashboard, claims and payments, preference center, and navigation. My process includes user research, design and iteration, usability studies, and front-end implementation in Angular.

UW, Lead-it-Yourself!

Feb 2014 – May 2016

Researched people who lead workshops focused on the advancement of women and people of color in engineering fields. The research informed design iterations and prototypes of tools to improve the experience—which were further guided by usability studies. During implementation I worked closely with the lead developer to bring the design to life.

Computer Science Instructor

Ada Developers Academy

Nov 2016 – Present

Design and teach a series of Ruby classes in an intentionally safe and inclusive, learning community centered around students. Regularly gather student feedback to inform curriculum iteration and mentor students.

UW, CSE & HCDE

Mar 2016 – Present

Design and teach undergraduate and graduate introductory programming courses using a variety of languages including Java, Processing, p5.js, HTML/CSS, and Git.

Prior to 2014 I contributed extensively to the computer science education space, across many levels including K – 12, college, and community based programs.