Rather than breaking design into specializations like research, interaction, or visual design, Artificial Design takes a holistic approach that blends disciplines through the creative process. By considering "how it works" and "how it feels" simultaneously, the experience design stays in harmony.
Generative & Reductive
The Artificial Design process seeks to explore possible solutions, gather input, and synthesize to the best option or options. This process repeats at large and small scales until a product is shipped, and then repeats.
It can be a challenge to mesh design processes with lean businesses, agile software teams, or careful risk-reducing large-scale bureaucracies. I enjoy taking on these challenges to show how design can contribute to everyone's success.
To really design a system with purpose, a level of obsession is needed. Working for only a few hours and then shifting context to another project or a meeting costs much more than time spent. I focus on one product each day so that I can collect my thoughts while biking to work, eating lunch, or enjoying a dark & stormy.
Connected Products & Services
Consumer & Professional Health
UX for Emerging Technologies
Data Visualization for Enterprise
Artificial Design is Shannon E. Thomas and her network.
Shannon is a user experience designer and creative director with over ten years of global design experience. For the past five years she ran her own agency. Now freelance, Shannon relies on a carefully curated a network of freelancers and small agencies that can do just about anything.