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Will Grant

Sr Director Analyst

Will Grant is a Senior Director Analyst on the Software Engineering Design and Development team, focusing on User Experience, User Research, Design Systems, Product Strategy, Interaction Design, Accessibility, Usability, Information Architecture, and DesignOps across web, mobile and desktop applications.

Previous experience

Will Grant is a product designer and user experience professional with over 20 years experience overseeing the design, information architecture and usability of web & mobile products that have reached over a billion users.

With a background equally footed in deep computer science and a love of simple, usable design, Mr Grant's career has spanned founding startups to consulting for small and medium enterprises, right up to global brands.

Mr Grant has devoted his career to designing usable, powerful products that solve problems for users and generate value for the organization - building features, products, design teams and design-led companies.

Professional background

Canonical / Ubuntu

UX Manager

WGX Experience Studio

UX Consultant, multiple clients including global brands

Droplet (fintech startup)

Co-founder

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Software Engineering Technologies

Software Engineering Practices

Education

BSc (Hons), Information Systems, Birmingham City University, UK

Multiple UX & Usability courses, Nielsen Norman Group

Speaking, Training & Workshops: TEDx, Google, Dyson, Mind the Product, University of Edinburgh, Business School

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1UX best practices for usable design in mobile, web and desktop applications

2Design thinking, ideation, iterative design practices

3Design Systems in organizations

4Hiring, development and people management of design teams

5Trends and best practices in design tools and platforms