I have been working on UX projects for over 10 years. My main influences are the works of James Jesse Garrett, Steve Krug and Jakob Nielson, plus many articles on Medium and Smashing Magazine plus more.
I think it's very important to approach every project with a user centred focus and spend a lot of time of researching your audience before racing to the wireframe stage.
Each project has it's own character and limitations whether that be budget, staff or audience to interview so therefore it isn't always that easy to walk through a full set of UX methodologies, but essentially I try to follow James Jesse Garrett's Elements of User Experience as a starting point and breaking them down further to fit the requirements of the project.
UX Case Studies
Jan 2020 - April 2020
“In this role I needed Kai to manage the UX team as interim lead, to be more hands off than focused on production, to mentor members of the team, to evangelise UX/UI, work with the Product Leads, other department heads and stakeholders, interview candidates and ensure we were always up to date and moving forward.“
James Loar - Head of Consumer at YellRead case study
July 2018 - Nov 2018
Led the UX side of the project to create a proof of concept for not-for-profit organisation SEMTA, who are responsible for engineering skills for the future of the UK's most advanced sectors.
Intepreted discoveries into lo-fi prototypes from initial inception meetings for a new product that analyses an SME’s or corporation’s workforce, highlights gaps, and others solutions with apprentices nationally and globally, to increase chances of winning tenders.Read case study
Feb 2017 - June 2018
"I was fortunate to work with Kai at Travelodge. Kai’s technical skills, combined with his ability to listen and interpret information into high quality designs immediately embedded him into the team. He is customer focused and is skilled at translating problems into real world, customer friendly designs. Kai is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend you review his portfolio."
James Loar - Head of product, DigitalRead case study
September 2015 - June 2016
“We have worked with Kai Motta for over 3 years and are incredibly satisfied with his design and UX skills. We have contracted Kai on various developments including Web & App Designs and various UX/UI projects including Smart Wear devices. His work is of an exceptional standard and constantly provides more than we ever expect.”
Zack Hodge, Commercial Head – Design and DevelopmentRead case study
Other companies I’ve produced work over the last 10 years