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Product Designer
interaction, visual, research, prototyping, and motion
BRENT DAVIDSON
IN DEPTH WORK
AIRWARE OPERATOR APP
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CHALLENGE
Create a survey app with a guided workflow.

Persuade leadership it’s the right product move.
RESULTS
Reduced operator training and setup time by 75%.

Product video here
TURBOTAX SMARTLOOK
CHALLENGE
Add a video chat help tool to mobile.
RESULTS
Shortened customer help calls by 50%-75% and increased NPS from 3 to 7 for help on mobile.
SHORT WORK
AIRWARE CLOUD
CHALLENGE
How to combine two cloud mapping products after Airware bought a competitor?
RESULTS
Map UI for customers in two very different target industries.
INTUIT CONCEPT VIDEOS
CHALLENGE
How to show product stories across a large organization?
RESULTS
I created product concept videos, including UI, motion, filming, and editing.
DESIGNER TRAINING
CHALLENGE
How could I improve Intuit's new-grad designer training?
RESULTS
New-grad designers created two concepts for a non-profit.
WEEKEND WORK
SOLAR WATCH
CHALLENGE
How can I have an easy way to keep track of daylight hours for outdoor adventures?
EYE-BASED APP AUTHENTICATION
CHALLENGE
How to authenticate into a screen device while wearing Google's smart contact lens?
FLIGHT SHARE PRO
CHALLENGE
How can I improve the logistics of co-owning an airplane?
I focus on design for user and business benefit. I know how to work with business leaders to drive results through design.

My experience includes design research, prototyping, demand testing, interaction design, visual design, shipping with engineers, and leading collaboration work.
Outside of work I'm a passionate adventure athlete focused on competitive kiteboarding, mountain biking, and glider (sailplane) flying.
EXPERIENCE
Airware
Sr. Product Designer
April 2016 - June 2017
Second designer at a16z and KPCB funded commercial drone startup. Led design of iPad app for controlling drone surveying. Designed main features of cloud app. Research, IA, UX, prototypes, and final visuals.
Intuit/TurboTax 
Interaction Designer
August 2013 - April 2016
Designed main features of TurboTax mobile iPhone, iPad, Android. Prototyping and field research for Innovation and Advanced Technology team.
Siteworx
Associate Interaction Designer
March 2013 - July 2013
Contributed to client work on Avoca, a classroom learning management tool.
PROJECTS
SavingsMatch.org
Co-Founder
November 2014 - April 2015
Co-founded a crowd funded mobile savings program. Piloted in a low-income Indian community. Field research, web design.
EDUCATION
U. of Missouri - Columbia
Journalism & Finance Dual Major, Econ Minor May 2012
I created web products for the news industry.
ThinkImpact
June 2012 - August 2012
Facilitated rural South Africans through purpose-built IDEO.org curriculum to launch a social business.
PATENTS
Predictive/Mass Job Creation for UAV Inspection According to Monitored Sensor Events
App. No. 62/440,224 Filed 12/29/2016
A system to help insurance inspectors respond to severe weather events likely to damage large amounts of buildings.