Combining Strategy, Design and Research to Deliver Engaging Digital Products
Hello, My name is Mat Walker and I offer UX freelance consultancy services with skills across interaction design, digital strategy, user research and information design. I have over 10 years experience in the UX field and have been lucky enough to work for clients such as EDF Energy, Sky, BBC, Action for Children, RIBA, British Film Institute and The National Theatre amongst others. I've also worked in UX management roles most recently setting up the UX department in Brighton based digital agency The Unit.
I'm based in Brighton and I also work across London, the UK and Europe either on site or remotely.
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I know that finding the right freelance person for your UX project can be a challenge. That's why I offer free initial consultations to establish your UX project requirements and what the best approach is to answering them. For more information please get in touch via the contact page.
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Areas of Practice
The digital landscape is constantly changing and evolving. I work with with organisations to help them understand and take advantage of this newly emerging landscape. I work with key stakeholders within the organisation to understand their business objectives and define their response.
There is more to designing effective digital products than producing wireframes. A good digital product needs a solid foundation and structure from which interactions and engaging copy can be hung which is where information design comes in. Content Strategy, Information Architecture, Domain Modelling and Taxonomy Design all fall under this heading.
I am not a visual designer but I have an eye for design and am skilled in creating thoughtful and engaging user experiences based on research outcomes. I have a rigorous and detailed approach to design based on iteratative UX design methods.
Effective user insight is critical to the success of a project. Without it we are merely trying to second guess what the user needs are and what problems they are trying to solve with your product or service.
LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING
I'm lucky enough to have worked in this area for a number of years. This experience has lead me into senior UX management roles either as an employee or in an advisory capacity. I can help you find the best people, train them in UX and implement best practice across your organisation.
PROOF OF CONCEPT AND INNOVATION
Many organisations are either in the process of setting up or have set up innovation labs in recent years. They are keen to explore rapid production techniques to bring new products to the market which have been tested with customers. I've worked on a few such projects in the educational and energy sectors and I can help with developing these proof of concept projects or help you setup your own internal innovation lab.
Use the form below to contact me. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your industry along with any specific requests. To help me best service your enquiry, I recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling me what you want to achieve.