Experience Design


I'm a User Experience Designer based in Portland, Oregon. I am looking for opportunities in Design and Research.

Portfolio


Wireframes, Prototypes & Specs

Documents

Ethnography Documentaries

About Cheryl


I am a seasoned product professional with experience as a researcher, ethnographer, and in user experience. As a documentary filmmaker, I researched, interviewed, did storyboarding, wrote papers and proposals, built corresponding websites, and edited the films. As a UX Designer, I perform these same tasks using different technologies. The marriage of the human component and technology is fascinating and mirrors the juxtaposition of quantitative and qualitative research. I’ve spent my education and career thinking about how to represent people, consider what people’s needs are, and enjoying the task of revealing these processes and people through technology.

With a graduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication Studies (Electronic Media and Ethnography), I have written numerous ethnographic papers based on research, won awards for my ethnographic fieldwork, and have vast experience writing and in interviewing and testing. My specialties are Research, Usability Studies, Task Analysis, Storyboarding, Archetypes and Personas, Userflow/IA, Report Writing, Data Collection, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, and Journey and Empathy Mapping. My skills include Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, Trello, Microsoft Office Suite, and Confluence. To further my UX skills, I am in the process of completing my capstone project after finishing eight courses at UCSD's remote Interaction Design Specialization (HCI) certificate program. I also have some serious organizational skills, a great attention to detail, and an ability to bring teams together.

With a graduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication Studies (Electronic Media and Ethnography), I have written numerous ethnographic papers based on research, won awards for my ethnographic fieldwork, and have vast experience writing and in interviewing and testing. My specialties are Research, Usability Studies, Task Analysis, Storyboarding, Archetypes and Personas, Userflow/IA, Report Writing, Data Collection, Prototyping, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, and Journey and Empathy Mapping. My skills include Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, Trello, Microsoft Office Suite, and Confluence. In addition to my UX skills, I am a competent developer and am proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, and Django. I also have some serious organizational skills, a great attention to detail, and an ability to bring teams together.

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8 Bit - The Movie


We are currently in production on this ethnographic film about material culture, the passing of knowledge, and the art of rebuilding pinball machines.

Whatever Happened to Zulay?


Sharon Sherman and Cheryl Lewman's ethnobiographical film documents Zulay Sarabino, an indigenous Ecuadoran woman who negotiates multiple identities in a globalized world as a cultural leader, single mother, and local entrepreneur.

Stitches (Ethnographic Film)


This ethnographic film uses quilting as an example to look at how traditions are created and passed down, often in new and inventive ways.

Prototypes


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Speak Your Kind- Wireframe 1


Here is an example wireframe that was created for part of a larger children's game app. This wireframe is the path for a new user to complete one row of tasks.

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gov2go Specifications Screens


These specifiations screens were built for the gov2go redesign in Sketch, using the DSM for reference.

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Heuristic Evaluation


Example Click Path for a Prototype


Usability Test Plan


Remote User Testing


These are redacted examples of some Maze testing that I've run. In addition to remote testing, I have also conducted in person testing. I write test plans, run the tests, and analyze the results.

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Zulay's Journey


This decade long ethnography resulted in a published paper for the University of Oregon CSWS and a feature length documentary film.