I'm Meghan, and I am a product designer, and graduate of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. My degree has laid the groundwork for understanding and analyzing a variety of real-world systems, and I bring this knowledge to the table when I design.
I spend time gathering information from numerous sources to deconstruct the underlying systems architecture, then synthesize and communicate my findings to all interested stakeholders. I particularly enjoy working closely with the people I am designing for, whether this be interviewing or shadowing them to understand their work and motivations, hosting client workshops to align on direction, or presenting product concepts and designs for feedback or user testing.
I currently work as a User Experience Designer at BlueDot, where I conduct user research & facilitate workshops to inform product direction, and design large-scale features for our flagship product, Insights, all with the goal of increasing preparedness and understanding of the global risks posed by infectious disease.
Previously, I worked as a Product Designer at Roadmunk, designing an end-to-end experience for their 2-way JIRA integration. This project spanned the gamut from extensive user research to understand behavior and expectations, to information architecture, to designing interactive prototypes to present to users, to even writing sales documents! Before that, I worked at Noom and Atomic.
I am fully bilingual and I seize every opportunity to practice my French. Je suis fière de pouvoir parler les deux langues officielles du Canada et je respecte énormément la culture française.
- Quickly gaining an understanding of complex systems
- Asking plenty of questions to identify the real problem to be solved
- Wireframing & prototyping of product concepts
- Applying statistics to quantify UX using structured, scientific methods
- Streamlining communication across product, design & development
- New research methods, & gaining buy-in from executives to execute
- Professional chocolate making
- Becoming a better runner – sights set on a half-marathon in 2020!
Learning: Up Next
- Improving my writing
- Principles of Service Design
- Experimenting with long exposure photos
- Baking flaky, buttery croissants (and sharing with the office)