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Benjamin Sibelman

Design Portfolio

Skilled writer, graphic designer, and UX designer-in-training, transitioning from software engineering to design via the Human-Centered Design and Engineering program at the University of Washington. Seeking summer internships in UX design and research (apps and websites) or graphic design.

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Ben Sibelman photo

Resumé       Email - LinkedIn  

Benjamin Sibelman

Design Portfolio

Skilled writer, graphic designer, and UX designer-in-training, transitioning from software engineering to design via the Human-Centered Design and Engineering Master's program at the University of Washington. Seeking summer internships in UX design and research (apps and websites) or graphic design.

Resumé        Email - LinkedIn  

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UX Design

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Services

Google Phone Recycling Mail-Back Program Redesign

The final group project in the Sustainable Interaction Design course for my HCDE Master's program, which I took because I'm deeply committed to designing things that have a positive impact on the planet. I contributed extensively to the design of the overall service, did a stakeholder analysis, and created a Figma prototype of our proposed OS changes, as well as Photoshop visualizations of the mailers and instruction booklets.

Friend Finder end-to-end service design project

The group project in the intro course for the HCDE Master's program, my first experience with the full Human-Centered Design lifecycle. Our project goal was to help residents of senior-living facilities get more social interaction. I provided leadership for the team to run meetings and keep people on track, created and tested a paper prototype, and wrote the vast majority of the final design spec.

Phone Apps

Streaks app redesign prototype

One of two group projects in the Psychology of UX course for my HCDE Master's program. I set the design goal, "Help people live their values and make a difference in the world," which is what I most want to do with my design skills after I graduate. I created the "Select communities of activists you’d like to join" flow and the "View all Streaks users who did the same action" feature in the final Figma prototype, as well as making tweaks to the other screens.

Village Market app prototype

An individual project in the HCDE Interaction Design course. I designed a shoppping app from scratch, developed several detailed user scenarios based on a provided persona, and created a low-fi prototype for one of them.

Video Prototypes

User Research

Friend Finder initial research

The first step for the end-to-end Human-Centered Design group project noted above. As part of a larger effort, I interviewed five seniors over the phone and participated in one in-person interview, then analyzed the results and correlated them with published research on the topic.

SHARE-NW usability study

My most extensive UX research project to date, a group project for the aptly named Usability Studies course in the HCDE Master's program. We worked with a UW professor whose research and design team was prototyping a website providing medical data to staff in rural health departments. We did six local and six remote study sessions using a think-aloud protocol, with a moderator and a notetaker at each session; I played each role several times.

Web Design

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Path with Art redesign

The main project in the Visual Communication course for the HCDE Master's program. I created a new look and feel for the website of this real nonprofit, including a logo design, and extended the updated style to an event flyer.
Wireframes (unused design ideas)
Basic layout
Logo concepts
Final design (brand book)

New Clear News

A volunteer project for the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons coalition, to create an online version of a satirical newspaper and do some layout fixes for the paper version. Note the simple reflow at narrow window widths, which I hand-coded in Javascript, and the illustrations I created on this page and this page.
Paper version
Web version

Graphic Design and Illustration

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Illustration

Artificial reef visualizations for Ocean Rescue Alliance

Advertising for Events

Branding

Data Visualization