17 Years
UX Design Experience
The
Design Process
 
MineralTree
Research | Wireframe | Prototype | Interaction Design | Visual Design | Front-End Development
Cengage Publishing
Wireframe | Prototype | Interaction Design | Visual Design | Front-End Development
Empirix
Research | Wireframe | Prototype | Interaction Design | Visual Design | Front-End Development
Task Analysis
User observations and online research.
Stakeholder Interviews
One-on-one interviews, focus groups, and online research.
Wireframes
Creation of design structures for evaluation and implementation.
Usability Testing
Verification of design ease of use.
Interactive Prototypes
A more thorough look at a design's flow.
Taylor Hayward
UX Researcher and Designer
Greater Boston, MA
I have 25 years of UI design experience starting with client server software in the early 90's and transitioning to the web five years later. I have researched, designed, and programmed, interfaces for over sixty software, and web applications in my career. I am constantly learning and evolving new techniques to continue my track record of excellence in UX design, and increasing product success.
Principal UX Designer
Veracode (Burlington, MA)
Oct 1, 2014 - Present
Veracode is a producer of a best in class software application security service for improved corporate cyber-security. We find security vulnerabilities in peoples software and help to get them fixed. Veracode has been at the top of Gartner Research's "Magic Quandrant" report in application security for the past four years.
Highlights
  • Designed the UX for the fastest growing product in the company's history.
  • Created a new product with patent pending that has a market potential of millions of dollars.
  • Completed a total rebranding of their flagship product.
Contract UX Designer
Various Companies (Greater Boston, MA)
Dec 10, 2004 - Nov 30, 2014
I did contract UX research, design, and UI development work for over a dozen companies including: EMC, Novell, France Telecom, Novartis, Virgin, Cengage, MIT, Cloud Technology Partners, and Charles River Analytics.
Highlights
  • Researched, designed, and implemented a software product for EMC that brought in millions of dollars in revenue.
  • Researched and designed the interface for the Linux desktop UI, GNOME 2, used by tens of millions of people worldwide, and localized into 40 languages.
  • Created a CAPTCHA technique adopted by Google.
  • Designed a battle planning system (Deep Green) for Darpa that generated millions of dollars in grant money.
  • Designed a complex employee health reward application from the ground up, and had it deployed to thousands of users in under a year.
UI Designer and Trainer
Novel (Cambridge, MA)
Jan 2, 2000 - Nov 8, 2004
I did contract research, design, and programming on a variety of insurance related software products.
UI Designer
Liberty Mutual Insurance (Danvers, MA)
Nov 20, 1996 - Dec 6, 1999
I did contract research, design, and programming on a variety of insurance related software products.
Freelance Designer and Consultant
Various Organizations (Greater Boston, MA)
Jun 1, 1993 - Nov 1, 1996
I did freelance software design and development work for various organizations including: EMC, Pfizer, Senator John Kerry, and Senator Ted Kennedy.
 
Product Design Software Languages
Interaction Design Adobe Illustrator HTML / CSS
User Research Adobe Photoshop JavaScript
Information Architecture Sublime 3 jQuery
Usability Testing Sketch PHP
Visual Design
 
Harvard Extension School
UX Design and Management Studies
2000-2001

Museum of Fine Arts School
Graphic Design
2000
Send me a message
Taylor Hayward
Melrose, MA
(617) 697-2201
taylor@taylorhayward.com