Interaction Design Intern
QuickBooks Online Accountant
Find an Accountant,
May - Aug 2017
QuickBooks US: QB Online Accountant Design Team
Intuit QuickBooks: Interaction Design Internship
It was an incredible opportunity to have joined one of Intuit’s core product teams as an interaction design intern for the summer. I was one of seven design interns at the Mountain View, California office, being the sole interaction design intern for the QuickBooks Online Accountant Experience Design team.
Internship HIGHLIGHTS —
Visiting the Intuit Texas office, participating in Intuit's 3rd Annual Design Week Hackathon event and pitching new Intuit Tax Online feature concepts
Presenting design work for Intuit QuickBook’s VP of Design, Leslie Witt and executive design team during a bi-weekly design share out
Participating in “Follow Me Home” qualitative research studies with QuickBooks Find An Accountant product team
Experienced living in the SF Bay Area for the summer and gained incredible lifelong mentors, friendships and memories
QuickBooks Find An Accountant
Working with the QuickBooks Experience Design: Find an Accountant team; I worked cross-functionally alongside my interaction design mentor, Gabe Sargenti and product manager, Ray Choi.
We conducted ethnographic research at small businesses across the San Francisco Bay Area and invited business owner participants into Intuit’s Mountain View HQ Innovation Lab to understand what customers value when searching for an accountant.
I conducted 6 one-on-one interviews and conducted tests on two web page design walkthroughs with participants that hired an accountant each year to complete taxes.
During the interviews, I analyzed participant attitudes towards searching for an accountant and probed for opportunities to build an enhanced search experience.
Reviewing notes and recordings from the interviews, I was able to identify common pain points and identified areas of improvement to translate into design recommendations.
Key Finding & Opportunities
Accountant vs. ProAdvisor Differentiator
Location Search by Zip Code
Reviews and Ratings
QuickBooks Education Training Tour
During my internship at Intuit, I worked with the QuickBooks Accountant Education team and was able to own the design direction for the QuickBooks Online Education Training Tour; one of Intuit’s largest roadshow events that provides free, in-person training events for accountants.
I developed wireframes, designed mockups and interactive prototypes to improve the end-to-end experience for event registration to reach QuickBooks 2 million users.
This project was a great learning experience for me because I was able to learn to work within constraints, prioritize user needs, work with remote teams and design an event registration framework that could be implemented across future Intuit events.