Designing Developer Tools
In the Fall of 2015 I joined the Developer Tools team at Mozilla Firefox. It was a whirlwind of learning about the complexities of browsers, developer tooling, the people writing our web specs, and open source community.
As lead (and only) designer on the team it was a challenging adjustment to the slow and meticulous speed of design necessitated by a product used by millions of people worldwide, even if I was managing the design of there tools used by the small subset of people who build websites as a hobby or for a living. I made a lot of mistakes, got a very unique look into how people use their browsers and their computers, and learned a great deal about how passionate people are about the fox program on their desktop.
In my time at Firefox I shipped new color palettes for the Developer Tools, redesigned the panel icons, designed the first iteration of CSS Grid tooling, redesigned the Responsive Design Mode, and redesigned the Debugger*, in addition to consulting the developers and brainstorming numerous small usability enhancements. I assisted the User Research team as a fly on the wall for their research on task continuity, spoke at ViewSourc.es thanks to the community team, and facilitated a social media campaign as an illustrator.
- Project Roles
- UX/IA Designer
- UX Designs
- Project Industries