Matt Walker

Product Designer

I’m a well rounded problem solver.
I get excited about replacing really dull, menial, repetitive, and downright terrible experiences with solutions that better serve people.

I’m originally from Las Vegas but currently living in Atlanta, working for the The Home Depot. Loving the trees, humidity, food, and growing design culture.

Currently, working on the UX operations team, for the past 3 years at The Home Depot I've been helping transform and modernize the way the company builds software and creates exceptional experiences for associates and customers alike, I’ve also worked on streamlining the payment, and store selling experiences.

I previously worked for Travel Syndication Technology and before that I worked at a bunch of other places you’ve probably never heard of.

Skills

Research
Qualitative research, research planning, scripts, interviews, and synthesis.
Interaction & Visual Design
Rapid prototyping, to fine-tuning the little big details for a polished experience.
Usability
In a lab, or in the field, design validation. Usability Test plans, scripts, and synthesis.
Facilitation
Getting a room full of people from point-a to point-b. Alignments, kickoffs, and design studios.

Tools

Sketch, Axure, InVision, Framer, Webflow, etc.
Tools to me are not as important as knowing when and how to use them efficiently.

Values

Ethical Research
Anyone conducting or observing research has a responsibility to safeguard the privacy of candidates and operate with honesty, and integrity.
Responsible Design
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As designers we're responsible for creating products and experiences that have positive impacts on people and the environment.
Diverse teams with inclusive cultures
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Companies and individuals that intentionally strive for diversity and ensure everyone has an equal footing and voice will produce better results. Every. Single. Time.
Mentoring and self growth
Continuous improvement through feedback and iteration is a practice I apply to my work, and also myself.