Hi there, I'm Liam Barr; an independent Digital Designer & Developer focused on simplifying the world through design.
Who am I?
A Designer for the Future.
Making Interactions Simpler.
I'm Liam Barr; an interactive, future thinking designer and developer. My aim is to build products that could be picked up, used, and maintained by my grandparents AND future grandchildren.
I’m all for going a little nuts in design - who doesn’t enjoy experimenting? - but at the end of the day, there's no point building a product that only one person can maintain after hours of training.
I ensure that users know how to interact with my designs. I adhere to a four-stage process on every project I work on, regardless of the time constraints or budget. I take this approach to every stage of my development:
Simplicity. As much of it as possible.
How I work
My end goal is to simplify any project I work on. Rather ironically, that means my process can actually seem quite complex.
Begin with a thought.
Although it seems easy enough to jump straight into the design phase, it's important to first consider why.
Without knowing the why, the project can drag on for months with no clear direction of where it's headed.
Time to solve.
I consider this stage the fun one, as this is where I begin to answer the what.
What will the project look like, feel like. What will the user experience when using the product.
Bringing it together.
This is usually the stage where I'm drinking countless coffee and staying up until 5am to work out the how.
The most challenging part, figuring out how to piece the design together in a way that works simply and flawlessly.
Where'd it break?
To keep with the 5W1H (5 W's & 1 H) analogy, this stage represents the where.
This phase aims to work out where the project isn't working and where we ought to pivot.
What I've been working on
Below are just a few examples of projects I've worked on recently.
Sometimes, I share
I truly believe that we all learn better by teaching others.
If you want unobtrusive emails about web design/development/a new coffee I've found, why not drop your email below.
I can help you with:
- User interface and experience design
- Prototyping for mobile or desktop
- Marketing on digital or traditional platforms
- Development of products
- Journey mapping
- Design sprints
- User feedback
If you've got a project that needs my help:Send me a message