Hello Pangolin Community
I am Abdullah Bayraklılar. And I would like to propose myself for the position of UX Designer
Let me tell you a little bit about myself; I’ve been in product development game for almost 10 years. And the last 5 years I mainly focused on the design side. I learned UX through Interaction Design Foundation, which is one of the most prominent schools on the subject. I also have background in sociology which helps me communicate with users better and read through user data.
I base my design culture on Roman architect Vitruvius’ three principle; Firmitas, Utilitas, and Venustas. Which translates to; Strength, Utility, and Beauty. And I design everything thinking about these 3 principles. With Pangolin I would do my best to design a tool that is easy-to-use(especially for newcomers), and data driven.
My Involvement in Avalanche DeFi
I heard about Avalanche back in December. I invested some at first, then started to gain some familiarity with the project. After a month i began to fall in love with the project. In April I started to get involved with the ecosystem. You may have been seeing me in the Yield Yak group saying “soon”. But I also help out with Sherpa, Avme and Crypt projects.
As both a designer and a user I was frustrated and excited with dexes on the market. And I already have a long list of fixes.
Why Does Pangolin Need a Full Time Designer?
It is true that outsourcing the design would be a lot easier and faster for us. But design is not all about visuals. A great experience requires experimentation and iteration. To provide a better experience for users you always need to be designing and experimenting with different parts of the interface. That’s why we need to be designing continuously and consistently. And a full time designer would provide a great service in this regard.
Goals as a Pangolin UX Designer
User Experience: I want to bring in a more experience oriented design to pangolin. This includes A/B testing, heatmaps and so much more scientifically proven ways of design. And I always aim to design a product that revolves around the users’ needs.
Onboarding: We definitely need a better onboarding experience for new users. Both to Pangolin and the Avalanche DeFi ecosystem. One of my first goals is to design an experience so that any user with any background on tech and crypto would be able to buy, sell and hold Crypto through Pangolin.
Accesibility : One of the commonly forgotten parts of the design is accessibility. I would try my best to utilize an approach to design that always considers the less fortunate. And I believe that onboarding the users with accessibility difficulties through pangolin can help us reach a market that most of the dexes and cexes are not aimed to capture.
Data Oriented: In my short time communicating with the team I saw that Pangolin already has a team that is widely data oriented. I will try and work my hardest to keep this approach in interface design too. And I will keep myself accounted on this front to design everything I can with scientific results.
To sum up, as an experienced UX Designer and as a passionate fan of the Pangolin project I believe I would be an important asset.