The Home Depot Internship

May 2017 - Present | Enterprise Experience Design Intern

An Overview

The Logistics

  • 12 Week Summer Internship May 2017 - August 2017
  • Continued Internship at offsite Innovation Center August 2017 - Present
  • 12 Week Summer Internship May 2018 - August 2018

My Role

  • UX Designer and Researcher on a team with 2 Software Engineers
  • Responsible for application Usability and UI
  • Facilitated research and design activities for the team
  • Conducted User Validations, User Interviews, and lab usability testing
  • Followed The Home Depot visual style guide
  • Liaison to another intern project to help with the product usability and value, received Homer Award for efforts

Highlights

I've had the privilege of working with Home Depot since May of 2017. I work specifically on Enterprise applications, or those facing associates. This experience has given me a chance to prioritize user needs rather than monetary efforts, and I feel has made me empathetic to the core problems our users face. I've worked on projects that:

  • Allow managers to quickly request work from another team, and accept work into their own backlog
  • Reshape the way we communicate with vendors by exploring Virtual Reality as a tool for communicating scale and size in our Supply Chain
  • Encourage associates to explore new fields of interest inside and outside their traditional domain

My Takeaways

The internship has been a continuous growing experience. I have learned a lot of User Experience, and it's importance in the Enterprise world. I consider myself lucky to have been able to continue this work through my graduate semesters.

I had the opportunity to work with another intern group as a liaison for UX.

It has been a fantastic experience, and I have met some incredible UXers along the way.
Morgan Ott ⛰ ☀️