Making a product you love is good, making a product others use is AMAZING!

Michael Bianchi - One Awesome Dude

Quick Snapshot

Thought Leader: Simplicity UX™, Helpless UX™, Experience First Design™

Author: Journey to Enterprise UX™ (Spring '18), Simplicity UX™ (Winter '18)

Founder: Michael Bianchi Worldwide, Overserv, TypeSix, Smavel

Start-up Advisor: Fanzcall Media, Zoozil Media

Michael Bianchi is a design leader, innovator, speaker, career coach, advisor, and thought-leading author who is always looking to shake things up; whether that be through design, products, business models, ecosystems, and/or experiences (UX, CX, EX). A lifelong tech entrepreneur, Michael has always been focused on user experience, but over the past few years, he began developing methods to accelerate innovative UI/UX outputs and tools to improve re-use of those outputs.


The Interview

Q: What makes you unique in the UX world Michael?
A: People tell me what they appreciate most about working with me is that I help them complete their visions. I love meeting someone who has a sketch on a whiteboard or a piece of paper and working with them to turn that sketch into a fully operational and profitable product or business.

Q: That sounds like a bit more than UX?
A: Yeah, I haven’t really found the right term for what I do. Business Visualization, maybe? It’s a hybrid of Visual Design, User Experience, and Information and Interaction Design, with some psychology and business process know-how thrown in. That helps me merge together these amazing ideas the business side gets with the realities of tech. The output is a faster, more direct path between the business vision and end user, which, of course, means we get faster, better results.

Q. Sounds like you’re involved in more than just the design stage
A. See...that’s a serious downfall to some products and projects. Design isn’t a stage in a larger process. Design thinking means design is part of the entire process. When I work with companies to visualize and design products or websites or wearables…to design solutions that are more meaningful in people's lives…then I have to be involved from start to finish. And yes, I wear multiple hats along the way from business strategist to interaction designer, from user experience designer to data architect.

Q. So I hear you’re also an “Arrr! Pirate Designer!”
Hahaha...no, I have to stop laughing because that is a really terrible joke! I am blind in one eye!

Q. I figured you lost it in a terrible Tabasco popcorn incident at a horror movie?
A. No, no…born with sight in just one eye. And, I hardly ever leave my home theater for a movie theater to be honest. If we went to a movie theater my wife and daughter couldn’t hide under the covers during the scary parts, so we have a pretty tricked-out home set up. But if I do go to a theater, I guarantee Tabasco goes with me. I can’t eat popcorn without Tabasco.

Q. Well it doesn’t seem to affect your design work!
A. No, it doesn’t at all. I think it has given me an edge, actually, because of where UX is heading. It’s so much more than attractive layout, and it has spread so far beyond screen design. It’s interactivity at every level, inside and outside of the business because of digital transformation. Because I see things differently, I think about them MORE, which gives me better insight into how other people see and interact with the world.

UX

Recognized as one of the top
User Experience Leaders in the world

Having been recognized by some of the top organizations in the world, I am often called upon to provide advisory or mentorship services for both indivuduals and teams from around the globe.

Recognition

Awwwards
CSS Design Awards
CSS Reel
CSS Winner
CSS Awards
REEOO
Top Design Inspiration
Specky Boy
Line 25
CSS Author
Despreneur

I create stunning, visual and modern websites and applications. I love working with a variety of brands, developing commercially focused digital strategies and creating online properties to help achieve online success!

From the most basic idea to extreme “off the wall” ideas, I can work with you to collaborate, innovate and enhance your website, app or product in as many directions as possible. I have already worked with 100’s to help them redefine the possibilities.

There's a great deal of confusion around customer experience and user experience... Michael understands the difference. His deep user experience skills have been essential to conceptualizing and delivering full, creative, differentiated customer experiences. Michael understands the experience beyond the screen and knows how to consider physical context and the interaction of conventional and digital channels. So much more than a technologist, Michael knows how to actualize the "mid office"--where consumer applications are built directly on CRM platforms.

Tonya McKinney - TCS

Brands I've
Worked With.

Accenture Federal
Consulting
Fjord
Ageny
TATA
Consulting
Salesforce
SaaS
Paramount
Entertainment
Verteran Affairs
Government
Hilton
Hospitality
American Express
Financial
Toys R Us
Retail
FedEx
Transportation
Navy
Military
Boeing
Aviation
Wallgreens
Retail
Citi Group
Financial
USDA
Government
Chrysler
Automotive
Verizon
Telecommunications
Keurig
Beverage
Warner Brothers
Entertainment
Johnson & Johnson
Life Science
Bank of America
Financial
Diageo
Beverage
Vetco
Retail
Huntington
Financial
Bayer
Life Science
Keybank
Financial
CNA
Insurance
Nokia
Telecommunications
Beam Suntory
Beverage
PNC
Financial
NBC
Entertainment
Kroger
Retail
Gilbarco
Manufacturing
Club Car
Automotive
Experian
Business services
The Hartford
Insurance
Hallmark
Manufacturing
SuperValue
Retail
Thomson Reuters
Media
Honeywell
Conglomerate
McKinsey
Consulting
XPO Logistics
Transportation
Elisa
Life Science
Lennar
Manufacturing
Ask Men
Online News
Genworth
Insurance
Align
Consulting
Airtel
Telecommunications