Kathryn Parkes Delivering Interactive Experiences
Engaging, informative, delightful...that’s what I want all digital product experiences to be like.
I‘m a creative problem-solver with over 20 years of experience in managing creative teams and leading research, design and technology strategy projects. I love to be working at the fuzzy front end, exploring new mediums, such as VR and MR, as well as learning about how advancements such as machine learning can be brought into product development. I’m a prominent contributor to the UX/Tech community in Dublin, where I run initiatives such as UXSketchClub. I’m always happy to talk product design, so get in touch.View my portfolio of work
See how I’ve used six key areas of focus to deliver for clients.
Think you know your users? Using research methods, from one-on-one interviews to tracking eye movements, allow me to create the right product or service to suit their needs.See a sample project
User Experience Design
The best design is more than just a bunch of layouts. It delivers an overall experience that is satisfying for your users, maybe even with some small moments of delight.See a sample project
There is a time to be open and flexible to generate ideas, and a time to be decisive, rapidly and precisely evaluating those ideas and refining the very best ones to create the concept.See a sample project
Vision & Strategy
Design needs to fit into a wider ecosystem of business, technology, innovation & implementation.See a sample project
I’m an active member of Dublin’s vibrant design and web community. It’s a great way to keep up with the latest developments in online communication and design, and come up with some new ideas of my own.
Speaking & Mentoring
Being invited to share my expertise and knowledge with colleagues in the business is one of the perks of my years of experience.See some sample talks
I host UX sketching evenings to allow people a chance to practise sketching for communicating ideas, clarifying their thinking and collaborative storyboarding through fast, stimulating and fun exercises.See some photos
Getting away from the connected world for a while gives your head a chance to refresh. Here are some things I like to do when I'm not in front of a screen.
It’s really nice to be able to give friends and family a gift that you have created especially for them.View some of my paintings
It's a very satisfying feeling to sit in a chair that you built yourself from greenwood branches.Find out how I made it