Hi! I’m Allison.

-UX Research & Design-

I specialize in agile, iterative discovery and evaluative UX research with a keen ability to identify impactful findings, frame research questions, and tell persuasive stories from an investigative journalism background. Curious about my projects or just want to chat about user research? Let’s connect on LinkedIn or email me directly at allisoncrady@gmail.com.

 Chi VR

 

UX Research. Product Strategy.

 

Starting with a desire to help acupuncturists using VR, I applied user research, product strategy, and UX evangelism. In 3 months we crafted a user-centric MVP. 

Visage

 

UX Research. UX Design. Usability Testing.

 

How can we help recruiters to make a decision about 40 candidates in 4 minutes? We had 7 days to research, design, and test.

Sunrise

 

UX Research. UX Design. Usability Testing.

 

Their website was old and wonky. We empathized, defined, ideated, prototyped, tested and gave a persuasive presentation.

Driven by Curiosity and Impact

Hungry for greater product impact, I poured my journalism skills and experience into UX research and fell in love with user-centric design. I believe it’s never too early to learn about your users, and great design meets user, customer, and business needs.

5 Years of Research Expertise

For over 5 years I have been conducting qualitative research, discovering insights, and communicating impact. Additionally, I enjoy triangulating qualitative insights with quantitative research data for validity.

I create personas, journey maps, ecosystem maps, product roadmaps, and job story design tools. I excel at working with agile, cross-functional collaborators for discovery and evaluative research implementation.

Researching and Defining Users

  • Interviews (remote and in-person)
  • Surveys (design and analysis)
  • Field studies/ethnographic research
  • Card sorting, information architecture
  • Comparative/competitive analysis

 

Problem Solving, Testing, and Iterating 

  • A/B and multivariate testing
  • Heuristic analysis, expert reviews
  • Design thinking, ideation
  • Desirability studies (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Usability studies (qualitative and quantitative)

 

 

 

Allison has been retained as our UX/UI consultant, helping our team with User Research and Product Strategy for the past few months.  Through massive product pivots, her user and product insights have helped us to make informed decisions and have led to deeper insights into product development road mapping. Her research has also enhanced our product presentations to secure supplier and investor partnerships.

Allison’s passion and knowledge of user-centered design methods and best practices have also helped us to improve our UX maturity greatly. Her work ethic is solid, her business instincts have been a delightful surprise, and she is a joy to work with.

Tanya Kelen

CEO, Promena VR+KelenContent Joint Venture

Allison’s consistently thorough user and market research kept our team focused and productive. Looking forward to working with her more in the future. Consistent strong work ethic? Yes. Smarts? Yes. Overall ability to distill complex information into actionable insights? Yes yes. Easy to work with? Absolutely. I highly recommend Allison for any company lucky enough to work with her.

 

Zander Ford

CEO, Conscious Founders

I got a good roadmap for what to do next in the next few weeks and much more information about our competitors, with some pretty huge surprises. Allison’s analysis, which she did in a relatively short period of time, was informative and insightful. Her project presentation was very comprehensive.

Rain Karner

VP of Marketing, Elex Solutions