Christian Briggs

Digital Product Designer

15+ years of experience goes into every user I interview, every pixel I push and every design I deliver.
Below is my recent work history and some case studies. Also, please check out my User Research work and Download my resume.

Today: UX Designer at RideAmigos and Freelance Developer

By day I work on the design and development of RideAmigos SaaS Transportation Demand System products. Nights and weekends I work on scientific research projects.

Admin Interface Redesign
UX ResearchUX DesignInterviewsFocus groups

User research, design, prototype and testing of Admin experience

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Commute Tracker Trip Planning
UX ResearchUX Design

Design, prototype and testing of new mobile trip planning feature

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Carpool Verification System
UX ResearchUX Design

User research, design, prototype and testing of new feature to verify carpool trips

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Visual Energy Training Exercise
DesignerFull-Stack DeveloperResearcher

User research, design, full-stack dev for NSF-funded research

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2009 to 2017: Digital Product Designer, PhD Researcher, Book Author

During this intensely productive time, I secured funding to research, design and build Choir while conduct cutting-edge research and sharing what I learned with the public through a book, invited talks and published research.

Choir Product Research and Design
Co-FounderDesignerUser Researcher

Launched first iteration of a digital learning platform

PhD, Human-Computer Interaction
ResearcherOrg AnalysisTeacher

Researched design of large-scale sociotechnical systems at IU Bloomington

Digital Fluency Book
Co-AuthorField ResearchWriting

Researched and co-wrote Digital Fluency: Building Success in the Digital Age, a book about the practical development of digital skills

Publications and Invited Talks
Writer and SpeakerWorkshopsPresentations

Throughout this time, i shared as much of my learning as possible with the public

2005 to 2008: Digital Product Designer, Consultant and Master’s Degree Student

After a decade of practical work on digital products, I decided to extend my experience with formal education. During this time I continued to consult and secured angel funding to research and design BigTreeTop.com.

BigTreeTop.com Product Research and Design
Co-founderDesignerUser Researcher

Launched first iteration of an angel-funded customer co-creation platform.

SociaLens Consulting
Co-founderConsultingResearch

Digital skill consulting with clients like YMCA of the USA, Aerobed, Indiana University.

M.A. Human-Computer Interaction
StudentUser ResearcherUX Design

Attended the Indiana University School of Informatics to pursue research interests and formalize my practical UX skills

2000 to 2005: Digital Product Designer, Developer and Instructor

From 2000-2005 i worked as a UX designer, developer and educator

Palladium
UX DesignerUser Researcher

UX research/design of analytics apps for Wal-Mart, Biogen and Ahold Global

Johnson and Wales University
Instructor

Designed and taught lab-based courses in Web and Multimedia design and development

Houghton Mifflin
Game designer and developerUX DesignGame Development

UX design/development of Flash-based educational games.

United Communications Group
Webmaster

Management, UX design and development for trade publisher