Founder & User EXperience Architect
You know that ominous cloud of ambiguity at the start of a complex interactive project? That’s the part Erin loves. Count on her to dive in, master the subject matter, and provide a tangible, strategic, and user-centered path forward. Erin often leads research planning, requirements gathering and product strategy.
Erin started Slide UX to support the product teams and marketers who want to be sure their sites, mobile applications are useful, usable, good-looking, and optimized.
Since the firm's inception, Erin and her team have provide user experience design and research services to a wide variety of clients, including UPS, SolarWinds, Dell, Reliant/NRG, Allstate, Alcon, Indeed.com, RetailMeNot.com, Covidien, Pervasive Software, VMware, Stainmaster, SeniorAdvisor.com, CopperEgg, SolarWinds, RawEngineering, Acura, CreditCards.com, Fidelity Charitable, Indeed.com, RoosterTeeth, Harman/JBL, KindHealth, Atlassian/HipChat, Idera, Aquent, CourseTrends, Ziften, and MoreHands Maids. They have also partnered with agencies nationwide, including T3, Rawle Murdy, Spring Studio (now owned by BBVA Compass), HCB, Proof, ModernWhole, 70kft, Expero, On Ideas, TNS+D, Clutch Creative, GSD&M, Projekt202, Somnio, Mullen and Extractable.
Before consulting independently, she led the IA/UX practice at T3, and served as a Web Producer at National Instruments, driving highly collaborative global web projects from start to finish across 9 languages, then gathering analytics and user feedback to optimize the experience.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys tackling ridiculous home improvement projects with her husband and spending time outside with her boys. She also enjoys giving back by helping to arrange learning and community opportunities within the local UX industry.
We made Clutch's Top User Experience Agencies list for the second year in a row. That's especially cool to us because Clutch uses real customer interviews to make their picks.
Longtime partners and friends, Cat and Jeff Battson, have officially joined Slide UX. Their arrival expands our capacity for delivering interesting creative work — and extends our presence into San Diego, California!
For UX designers just starting out, narrow your focus and develop your pitch to prospective employers. Analyze the UX work you've done so far with this 8 step self-assessment guide. Use our handy Google Doc to get you started.
Improv can sharpen communication skills, creativity, and presentation skills. It also improves teamwork and helps to create a positive work environment. Here are some practical tips we took away from our team's improv training.
We’re proud of the team members that make up Slide UX and want to give you a chance to meet them. Our Meet a Slider series continues with a profile of Lindsay Winters, a user experience designer who specializes in interactive & visual design - not to mention, damn good note taking during usability.
In a session All Things Open 2016 in Raleigh, NC, Erin shared specifics on how to spin up quick and inexpensive mobile usability tests that your entire team can watch in real time. She covered recruiting and schedule, streaming and recording, fielding real-time observations from the team, and turning around an analysis within hours or days instead of weeks. Attendees learned how, with a minimal upfront investment, their teams can fulfill the Agile/Lean vision of continuous, user-centered improvement.
Prior to joining Slide UX, Chad co-founded Smith & Robot, a creative technology agency building digital-first brands for ThoughtWorks and National Instruments. Prior to Smith & Robot, he was VP, Group Creative Director at T3. We were thrilled to announce that he joined the team in 2015. With his expertise, our capabilities expanded into brand development and concepting.
Learn how to use Axure to produce rapid prototypes that seem more like a finished product. You can allow users to input data, carry user data from one screen to another, or do different things depending on conditions you set.
Once you've engaged a UX partner, it's time to organize your own team. A well-chosen group of internal stakeholders will build a productive agency relationship that yields great results. Here's how
Megan is our team's go-to for user research. When she's not in the field talking to users, she's either resolving usability problems through interaction design, or she's talking about how much she loves her cat. Get to know what Megan thinks about the UX field and working at Slide UX.