Design Process - As design resources began to be tapped to give UI input into internal IT projects at McKinsey, the design team struggled to impress on the project managers, business analysts and developers to understand the potential that "Design Thinking" and design process could bring to enhance their Agile Development Process. Here are some charts that attempted to explain how the disciplines fit together within a development cycle.
McKinsey.com - I lead the design team and worked closely with the developers, producers/PMs, and off-shore production folks in site updates and content changes.
This is one of many interactive slideshows for which I directed the interaction design for McKinsey Global Institute's site. Through working with McKinsey consultants who create the original PowerPoint decks and the senior content producer of the Internet Communications group, and story is crafted then retold in a more compelling visual way, sometimes using voice talent to voice over the story as it unfolds.
McKinsey Global Institute - Dynamic data visualization projecting possible models of population trends and effects expected in China. I did the interaction design in wireframes and hired a flash consulting group to design and develop it.
Event Site Homepage Wireframe - McKinsey rolled out about seven client event sites a year. These sites were password protected and the content was updated using an Interwoven CMS prior to, during and after each event.
Event Site Agenda Wireframe
Event Site Registration Wireframe
Generic Office Site Sitemap - Our team rolled out half a dozen office sites per year. As a starting point, office managers were presented with this sitemap and wireframe set as a strawman. From there we customized the content and look and feel to match their local culture and content needs.
Office Site Homepage Wireframe - Our team rolled out half a dozen office sites per year. As a starting point, office managers were presented with this sitemap and wireframe set as a strawman. From there we customized the content and look and feel to match their local culture and content needs.
Office Site Our People Wireframe - Our team rolled out half a dozen office sites per year. As a starting point, office managers were presented with this sitemap and wireframe set as a strawman. From there we customized the content and look and feel to match their local culture and content needs.
Office Site Recruiting Wireframe - Our team rolled out half a dozen office sites per year. As a starting point, office managers were presented with this sitemap and wireframe set as a strawman. From there we customized the content and look and feel to match their local culture and content needs.
McKinsey.com China Office Site - We incorporated Flash and other rich media interaction to tell the story about McKinsey and their work at various locations.
McKinsey.com China Office Site in Chinese - The Chinese office site was available in Traditional and Simplified Chinese using the same templates as the English version.
McKinsey.com Swiss Office Site - I laid out the systematic IA which built upon an existing Interwoven platform used for the main corporate site, to create scalable office extension sites. I also oversaw the art direction for these sites.
McKinsey & Company, User Experience Specialist

As well as doing hands on design work, I hired and managed designers, IAs, and off-shore production artists for McKinsey.com web and intranet properties. Part of my role was also facilitate workshops for
PMs and BAs and consult with them on integrating User-Centered design processes into Agile/Scrum development cycles.

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Cena Pohl Crane
User Experience Design Director Brooklyn, NY