• Prafull Mane

    User Experience Designer at SpadeWorx Software Services

  • Summary

    1. As a User Experience Designer, my passion is to identify opportunities to help people live better, and businesses succeed. I have experience with user-centered design techniques that help prioritize project objectives, identify personas and touch-points, map user journeys, and generate cohesive and scalable design solutions.
    2. A user-centered mindset and sensitivity for design turned out to be the perfect fit when collaborating with agencies, clients, and brands to develop digital concepts and solve problems together.
    3. I have a strong interest in products like vertical portals, booking services, search engines, and e-commerce, where I am challenged to solve complex problems for millions of people while helping companies thrive in highly competitive markets. 
    4. While creating business and consumer experiences for the web and mobile platforms I collaborated in multidisciplinary teams including Architects, Content Strategists, Copywriters, Art Directors, Analytics Specialists, Product Owners, Engineers, and Marketing Leaders. My best insights and most relevant learnings came from working in amazing teams. I enjoy being trusted and having autonomy to take ownership of projects, but I am an eager champion of transparency and always welcome feedback from team members and leaders. 
    5. I have an inclination towards visual thinking when communicating concepts and encourage data-informed discussions for creating team consensus. Working in a collaborative environment with a company culture that promotes and incentivizes professional growth and life balance is a must.

    Skills

      • Strategic Thinking
      • Negotiating ideas, design decisions
      • Various techniques for conducting ethnographic/field research.
      • Ability to conduct user profiling and user needs analysis.
      • Experience in formal and informal user testing.
      • Experience in ideation and concept generation.
      • Experience with UX in an agile development environment.
      • Thorough knowledge of User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI).
      • Able to visualize and hence explain ideas and information flow with storyboards, mock-ups, and wire-frames.
      • Ability to rapidly prototype wireframes and designs.
    1. UX Design

      • RESEARCH and gather the present state 
      • STRUCTURE setup and content of the project 
      • CONCEPT AND STRATEGY 
      • Personas
      • Site-maps
      • Use cases and scenarios
      • User flow
      • Sketches and Infographics
      • Wireframes
      • Prototyping
      • UI Design
      • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
      • Invision, Just in Mind

    2. I LIVE BY

      Good design is making something intelligible and memorable.
      Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.
      - Dieter Rams

    3. EXPERIENCE

      Senior User Experience Designer
      SpadeWorx (March-2016 - Present)

      Define interaction models, user task flows, and UI specifications. Communicate scenarios, end-to-end experiences, interaction models, and screen designs to stakeholders. Work with our creative director and visual designers to incorporate the visual identity of Product into features. Develop and maintain design wireframes, mockups, and specifications as needed.

      • CONCEPT AND STRATEGY 
      • Personas
      • Site-maps
      • Use cases and scenarios
      • User flow
      • Sketches and Infographics
      • Wireframes
      • Prototyping

       

      Assistant Manager (Design): 

      Sakaal Media Group September 2012 - February - 2016

      • Designed UX for the admin tool to manage users, groups, brands, and content. These tools also can deploy and purge content and monitor reps.
      • Re-designed UX for the Sakal Media Group’s business verticals.
      • Worked closely with all departments to inform and educate about the best practices in UX so that UX pervaded all departments.
      • Worked closely with executives to define product business requirements and produced comprehensive, detailed development documentation including functional requirements, site maps, process flows, page schematics.

      Sr. Graphic Designer:
      Affinity Express, Pune March 2009 - August 2012

      • Conceptualized advertisements for Sun media (Canada) and retail businesses.
      • Communicated with clients to develop custom advertisements.
      • Projects included logos, flyers, posters, and page layouts.
      • Developed stylesheets for layout design projects.
      • Design website flyer ads, navigations.
      • Redesign websites.

    4. CONTACT ME! 

    5. LET'S CHAT

      +91-9657799398

      Pune Area, India

      Pune Area, India