Whitney Taylor

User Experience Designer | San Francisco, CA


Words with Friends 2

The world’s favorite word game is now smarter and more social than ever! Join over 100M players across the world and unleash your vocabulary with New Words With Friends. What’s New? Dictionary, Word of the Day, Solo Play, Competitive Stats, and Online Status.
Zynga | Lead Designer | | UX & IxD

“Social gaming at its finest.” — Fox News

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Words with Friends

Cross platform feature design, motion prototyping, and marekting for the #1 free game in iPhone history.
Zynga | Senior Designer | UX & IxD

"Everyone who owns an iPhone or iPod Touch should have this game on their device." – Touch Arcade

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A mobile pattern library to display best practices from top apps across the industry. I found numerous libraries for social apps, but very few resources for games. In order to bridge this gap, I created ux-patterns.com, where viewers can sort by type (social or game), platform, device, and orientation. A great resource for other designers and developers who work in social apps and games.
Side Project | Design & Development

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Launched Zynga's social gaming platform.
Zynga | Designer | UX & UI

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Graduate Work

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MFA in Interactive Design & Game Development from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Gesture scheme, mobile games, and installations.
SCAD | Design & Development

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Currently the Lead UX Designer on the New Words with Friends @ Zynga in San Francisco, CA.

Whitney Taylor

Realistic Dreamer

Mobile designer, passionate about my craft. I focus in interaction design, cross platform user experience flows, motion prototyping, and managing designers. Experience at top entertainment companies - Zynga, Nickelodeon, and E! Entertainment Television. MFA in Interactive Media from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Completed thesis work in designing an alternative gesture navigation scheme for mobile devices in wild environments. Spend my weekends traveling the country in a '77 VW bus.
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