I was asked to join the leadership team as UX Lean on a multidisciplinary, agile team of talented individuals from several NIC portals to participate in responding to the 18F Agile Delivery Services RFQ. The challenge was to create a prototype of a product to consume and display data from the the OpenFDA API. MyFDA provides the ability to view recall, adverse event, and drug interaction information for medications. These features of the prototype began as simple presentations and evolved into interactive visualizations. I lead the UX and UI effort creating wireframes, clickable prototypes, leading guerilla user tests, accessibility tests, ensuring responsive design, and participating in heuristic reviews. The prototype was built as a single page Ember.js application, and the backend was implemented using Java and Spring.
I highly recommend Patrick for many professional reasons. He's a valuable asset to any project he's involved with. His creativity and ability to effectively work with a broad range of people is impressive. He's a great designer and an incredibly efficient front-end developer.
Brent Conner, New Mexico Interactive