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Clare Bond, Digital Maker, Lead UX Designer (Product) at NRG Home Solar

User-centered design for engaging digital interactions

I am an award-winning artist and designer who codes.

My approach is user-centered and is drawn from the results of user testing, and a deep empathetic understanding of user needs, while meeting product specifications.

I enjoy the creative synergy of collaborating and communicating with different stakeholders and team members across marketing, engineering, business development and design. I speak passionately and engagingly to pitch ideas and designs, to gain stakeholder support, and understanding, and I understand the value of giving and receiving constructive feedback and positive reinforcement in team building.

I think the difference between a good product and a great one is in how seamless it is to use: how elegantly it uses visual narrative to move the user through their journey, and bring them back again.

I’m always reaching for the best possible solution for a given context. I’m not afraid of iteration, and I know how and when to mock-up, prototype and wireframe. When it’s time to polish, I can tweak pixels with the best of them.

For as long as I remember, the alchemy of making has deeply fascinated me

So, what makes me different?

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I am driven by curiosity, creativity and a passion for making things.

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My PhD research was in neuroaesthetics. It examined the critical role visual cues play in establishing a psychological, emotional and physical connection between user and device.

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My award-winning mixed media installations have been exhibited internationally, and are held in numerous private and public collections.

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Each day I’m carving out creative space, in between the necessary busy of life.

Check out my work

 

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