About

Andreea Popescu | Designing Value

Helping Big Data brands to understand audience needs and drive customer engagement

Methodology

Information Design

Information design is the practice of presenting information in a clear, efficient and engaging way, in order to ensure clear communication and understanding.

In practice, information design can significantly contribute to the success of digital products by improving user experience, increasing clarity and accessibility of content, and effectively communicating information to users.

I design and build effective digital products by using the following methods:

Organization

Organizing information clearly to help users to quickly find what they need to acheive goals

Simplification

Simplifying task flows to users stay engaged and continue on their happy experience path

Visualization

Visualizing abstract concepts to make information understandable and reduce cognitive load

Consistency

Displaying information consistently to reinforce visual identity and promote user trust

Validation

Refining designs incrementally by incorporating feedback from usability testing

Approach

Inclusive Workflow = Inclusive Design

Today's professional landscape includes individuals from all walks of life, who have different cultures, backgrounds and learning styles, even within small teams.

I am myself multi-cultural and multi-lingual, and I have worked with international teams in Canada, the United States and France.

I enjoy collaborating with diverse individuals who have skills and knowledge different than my own. It keeps personal biases in check during the design process, and it introduces new perpectives on product development that may not have been considered.

The result is richer, more inclusive digital products.

Experience

10+ Years Working in Digital Media

I have been shaping the user experience and visual identity of digital products for over a decade.

2009

I started my career as a designer-developer generalist in the software industry, where I honed my skills in graphic design, user interface design and web development.

2012

I held technical roles in the e-commerce industry as a service designer, where I gained experience with content management systems, information architecture and interaction design.

2015
2020

I also have 5+ years experience in an agency setting as a senior user experience designer, where I lead the design of various projects for corporate clients and global brands, and learned a lot about data-driven research, user surveys and agile design workflows.

Now

I am currently freelancing in the areas of Product Consulting, Experience Design and Web Development.