Adam Little

User Experience Research & Design

I collaborate with purpose-led organizations that are addressing people's everyday needs through meaningful applications of technology. I help uncover opportunities, make ideas tangible, and craft new experiences for digital products and services.

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Recent Work

Blue State Digital

Working with Blue State Digital to improve the user experience for seafood chefs and businesses who partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

Working with Blue State Digital to improve the user experience for seafood chefs and businesses who partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.

User Research, Responsive Web Design, Prototype Testing

Blue State Digital

Working with Blue State Digital to design and launch the Sierra Club's new website and help the environmental organization better connect with it's 3.5 million members.

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Sierra Club

Working with Blue State Digital to design and launch the Sierra Club's new website and help the environmental organization better connect with it's 3.5 million members.

Responsive Web Design

Launching Netwookie's app on Android and helping Kenyan entrepreneurs in the informal sector grow their businesses.

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Netwookie

Launching Netwookie's app on Android and helping Kenyan entrepreneurs in the informal sector grow their businesses.

Mobile App Design, Prototype Testing

Working with GRID Impact and the Tipping Point Community's TLab to prototype new ways that Project Legal Link connects low-income residents of San Francisco to legal aid services.

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Tipping Point Foundation & Project Legal Link

Working with GRID Impact and the Tipping Point Community's TLab to prototype new ways that Project Legal Link connects low-income residents of San Francisco to legal aid services.

User Research, Prototype Testing, Service Design

Building a UX design toolkit to help mobile money providers in Pakistan make their apps more accessible to first-time smartphone users.

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Karandaaz Pakistan

Building a UX design toolkit to help mobile money providers in Pakistan make their apps more accessible to first-time smartphone users.

User Research, Mobile App Design, Prototype Testing

Redesigning the app that OGE's service teams use to help deliver solar power to off-the-grid customers in Tanzania.

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Off-Grid Electric

Redesigning the app that OGE's service teams use to help deliver solar power to off-the-grid customers in Tanzania.

User Research, Mobile App Design, Prototype Testing

Working with GRID Impact and BRAC to lead a two week design sprint focused on increasing uptake and usage of mobile money amongst women in rural Bangladesh.

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BRAC

Working with GRID Impact and BRAC to lead a two week design sprint focused on increasing uptake and usage of mobile money amongst women in rural Bangladesh.

Design Sprint, Workshop Facilitation

Researching opportunities for new microfinance products and digital financial services as a Lead Designer with Grameen Foundation's AppLab.

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Grameen Foundation AppLab

Researching opportunities for new microfinance products and digital financial services as a Lead Designer with Grameen Foundation's AppLab.

User Research, Mobile App Design, Prototype Testing

Facilitating the SpaceLab Design Network, a group of educators, administrators, students and parents from across the state of Colorado who are working to tackle complex challenges in the education system.

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SpaceLab Design Network

Facilitating the SpaceLab Design Network, a group of educators, administrators, students and parents from across the state of Colorado who are working to tackle complex challenges in the education system.

Workshop Facilitation

About

I design digital products and services that solve real problems for real people by helping organizations engage their customers and stakeholders with human-centered design.

With a background in Interaction Design, I bring a generalist approach having led field studies, design sprints, service design projects and capacity building workshops for clients across North America, Africa and South Asia.

As a UX Designer, I have designed and prototyped cross-platform digital experiences for a range of industries. I was part of a team from Method that redesigned Time-Warner Cable’s digital TV platform across web, mobile, tablet and smart TV platforms. As a lead designer at Grameen Foundation’s AppLab, I designed and prototyped mobile financial services for people living on less than $2.00 per day. Most recently, I worked with Blue State Digital to improve the user experience of Monterey Bay Aquariums's Seafood Watch website, making it easier for chefs and seafood businesses to source sustainable ingredients.

I currently work as an independent contractor and am available for freelance and consulting work.

Services

Research

  • Qualitative research studies (generative)
  • Iterative prototype testing
  • Usability testing (evaluative)

Design

  • UX/UI design for web and mobile interfaces
  • Service design for multi-touchpoint experiences

Workshop Facilitation

  • Co-creation and ideation workshops
  • Capacity building workshops
  • Design sprints

Recent Workshops

Behavioral Design for Social Impact
Design Thinking Camp
Moscow, 2018

Prototyping Services
Lab @ OPM
Oakland, 2018

People-centered Research
CIID Summer School
Copenhagen, 2018

Introduction to Service Design
CIID Summer School
San Jose, Costa Rica, 2018

Design for Behavior & Impact
CIID Summer School
Kochi, India, 2018