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Widgets are one of the most popular features exclusively available on Android, allowing users to add custom controls and information to their home screens.

HD Widgets ranked as the #1 paid widget app in the Android Market (2011), #2 of all paid apps (2011), and remained among the top 10 of all paid apps through 2014. It was a frequent Play Store Editor’s Choice selection and earned a Top Developer badge.

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HD Widgets provided hundreds of widgets with customization for typefaces, clocks, colors, icons, and other features. It spun off three widget packs and an icon pack.

 

My Role

I was a co-founder, responsible for all design including UX development, branding and logo, play store materials, press releases, website, onboarding, and the user guide. I conducted UX research through direct customer feedback and by moderating the Google+ beta group.

I was also product manager and strategist, leading a small team of developers through three major updates.

Selected works

Starsky RoboticsUX research & design for autonomous vehicles

SWAPI: Android demoUX development exercise (2019)

Exercise goalsProduct design exercise

Disney Movies AnywhereSeinor UX Developer, Product Designer

DayframePrinciple Designer, Senior UX Developer

HD WidgetsPrinciple Designer, Senior UX Developer

App StatsPrinciple Designer, Senior UX Developer

CloudskipperPrinciple Designer, Senior UX Developer

Flash apps2000 - 2011

Elemental design1994 - 2003