SHARI BENKO

UI/UX DESIGN

803-665-0993
shari_benko@hotmail.com

Thorn Child Finder Challenge

Working with Thorn (wearethorn.org) Digital Defenders of Children, a small team at Intel created the Child Finder Challenge to raise awareness for the lack of technological improvements in the battle to stop child exploitation.

Thorn analysts are currently matching images of missing children with images scraped from the dark web without the aid of technology. In an effort to gain support for building the AI facial recognition technology to automate the process, the Thorn Child Finder Challenge was created.

The game challenges humans to compete with AI in matching images of child celebrities. The game was created for large screen displays to present to crowds at events. A mobile optimized version is currently under development.

Child Finder Challenge

SKILLS USED

Responsive HTML & CSS

Visual Design

JQuery

Gamification

Blue Nile Mobile First Interactive Education Pages

Tasked with taking a mobile first approach to redesigning the education pages for Blue Nile Inc., an online retailer of diamonds and designer jewelry, the redesign started with a full content evaluation.

Working closely with their content writer and collaborating with experts in gemstones and jewelry, the pages were designed to include mobile friendly interactions to improve user engagement.

Over 40 pages were rewritten and redesigned in less than 3 months. Prototypes were created for live usability testing to ensure the pages were as engaging and memorable as possible.

Diamond Shape

Colored Diamonds

Wedding Rings

Engagement Rings

Diamond Wedding Rings

SKILLS USED

Axure

Content Evaluation

Expert Collaboration

Interaction Design

Prototyping

Blue Nile Holiday Landing Page Re-design

BlueNile.com is an online retailer of diamonds and designer jewelry. E-commerce is heavily reliant on holiday sales which drove the decision to re-think the design of the BlueNile.com holiday landing page for Valentine’s Day 2015. Using a wide range of User Experience evaluation tools, such as competitive analysis, content analysis, user flow analysis and analytics from various sources, a user centered design was created with the goal of increasing the click rate of items offered below the fold.

Based on analytics during the peak Valentine’s Day shopping season, the design created increased the click rate below the fold significantly

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SKILLS USED

UX Research

User Testing

HTML

CSS

MySQL

Axure