I'm Mike Barker, a product & ux designer with over 15 years experience focused on ux, ui, visual, editorial & branding design.
I work for Canadian Tire leading our mobile app design work. Previously I worked for a number of startups in London & Berlin, as a solo ux/ui designer or leading a design team.
I also help put together UX Winnipeg, where I've given a talk on using design sprints in an agile process.
Refash case study
A whole new fashion rewards platform
Understanding the core cashback experience to aid a new brand & product
How I evolved into a UX designer
The experience that changed my design career
Design & experience observations
Graphic Design is UX design
Good design is human centric regardless of the medium, that's the message
Looking beyond software-based design tools
Follow up to the XD thought piece, but also a thought piece about design process over tools
First impressions with Adobe Experience Design
My initial thoughts after using the first version of Adobe XD
On the road to Tactile touch experiences
Some thoughts on using tactile versus touch controls in automotive interface design.
Quidco & Shoop
As lead product & ux designer
Older personal projects
IKEA expansion map
Map visualisation illustrating store openings since the first IKEA store.