Janel Lucia

product designer. developer. dog lover.


I am a Product Designer in Toronto. I tell stories through the products I create and my goal is to make smart digital experiences people feel good about using. On top of ongoing independent study I’ve completed Hacker You’s full time front-end bootcamp and UX course. Right now I'm learning new research & facilitation techniques as a SidexSide Mentee.

I’m also passionate about accessibility and inclusion
— so feel free to AMA!

UI | UX | user research | developer

Next Step Forward

For this client project I was immediately aware of the empathy and compassion that The Next Step Forward had for their clients and I wanted that to be the main message. Having helped loved ones downsize their homes and knew what a difficult task this can become, especially when sorting through all of the sentimental objects of ones life. The stakeholders I was working with knew of the amazing service they wanted to offer and weren’t sure how to portray themselves online. My role was to use user research in order to create a safe place where one can make difficult decisions with a team who cares.

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UI | UX | user research | sketch | invision

Easy Rider

I was tasked to come up with an app that would help public transit and the people using the service interact in a more positive way. My vision for Easy Rider was to address the need for interactive traveling on public transit. If you’re driving a vehicle you have access to apps such as Waze that allow users to interact with one another and report delays or incidents that other drivers would find helpful. Easy Rider is meant to empower users to get the most up to date information about traffic from a reliable source. This will help users plan ahead and act in an informed way when riding transit to avoid any sudden delays.

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UX | user research | design | presentation

Wicked Problem

In Hacker You’s advanced UX course we were asked to define a wicked problem and deliver a presentation using research, divergence and convergence. I chose to focus my project on the impact of healthy emotional development for kids. I chose this topic because as my family grows this is a major topic of discussion at home. Our youth today face so many obstacles when it comes to self-love and acceptance than ever before, so how might we promote a healthy sense of belonging for kids today. Take a look at my case study where I roll up my research sleeves to find potential solutions for this topic.

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leadership | think politically | Adaptive Experiments

Adaptive Leadership

In this team-based course offered by +Acumen you are asked to identify and make progress on a leadership challenge in your own community. My team and I applied the tools and techniques offered to identify ‘Gaps’ and take action in a diplomatic way. We were given tools for leading change, particularly during times of uncertainty or when there are no easy answers. I personally gained a critical skillset and highly recommend this course for anyone looking to drive systemic change in an increasingly complex world.

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