I had the pleasure of working with Ko Kimura (No Shortcuts Design) on a recent project in British Columbia. The project involved development of a new website for an established community, including both a new visual design and user interface.
This was not an easy project, given that it was managed by a committee, some of whom were not tech savvy. In addition to her technical skills, Ko was able to effectively communicate with all knowledge levels within the committee. It was apparent that everyone felt comfortable with her and was willing to voice opinions regarding the design criteria, and express candid feedback. Ko did an excellent job managing this iterative design process, both at on-site meetings, and remote collaborations.
From the first prototype to site completion, the community members expressed their excitement about the website project and their pleasure with Ko’s contributions.