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Lead UX designer

Research Platform

2021 Q1

Desktop & mobile web, mobile app


I designed user experiences to improve participant enrollment into studies, and activity completion within studies. 


I led UX strategy and execution. Working with 2 product managers and 10+ engineers to deliver the following design solution in less than a quarter.


Launched in Q2 2021, by EoY we increased the average month-over-month enrollment rate from -4% to +11%, and increased monthly engagement of existing participants from 27% to 42%.


Our product was falling behind 2 key metrics: member engagement, and enrollment to studies 

4% Month-over-month average decrease in enrollment from
January to June 

1% Month-over-month average decrease in engagement rate from January to June

For confidentiality reasons I have omitted the actual values for these metrics.  

It is difficult to complete activities with the current feed

Activities across multiple studies are mixed together in one very long feed (these activities include signing up for new studies).

The banner image at top is permanent. It takes a lot of real estate and hides activities below the fold. 

No sense of when activities must be complete by. Users forget about their activities. 


Keep everything in one single feed. Keep new opportunities at the top, and all study tasks are grouped by study. 


Navigating this problem led to many design artifacts exploring the mental model, system maps, and explorations for the design hypothesis. The following are some examples.


Launched in Q2, by the end of the year, we significantly increased study enrollment and engagement rates

11% month-over-month average increase in enrollment from June to December 

3% month-over-month average increase in engaged participants from June to December (27% total engagement in June, to 42% in December)

For confidentiality reasons I have omitted the actual values for these metrics.