I'm Adam Ruf, SF-based full-stack UX Designer, and member of the Design team at Twitch where I help people save time and have fun achieving their streaming goals.
After hours, I'm streaming design events on Twitch to support and mentor the next generation of UX designers.
I help teams achieve their product or service design goals through lean user research and design strategy, focusing on rapid prototype development to quickly learn what works, what doesn't, and why.
I also provide mentorship for people starting out or working to grow their design careers.
Inspired by my friend Pablo Stanley's design contests, I started UX Design Contest to provide a structured, fun way for designers to practice a wide range of UX Design skills and grow their portfolios.
For a recent Twitch design stream, with the help of our design community, I built a modern magic 8-ball experience to demonstrate the value of side projects, trying out new technologies, exercising creativity, staying humble, and having fun.
When we decided to use the 16:9 aspect ratio standard for the Twitch Events feature my team and I launched, I built a simple 16:9 dimensions calculator to help me get the proper dimensions for displaying user-generated images at high-quality.
I wanted a faster way to create attractive user dialogue flows than using Sketch, so I built a simple MVP that allows UX designers to create a dialogue flow between a user and an app and then print to PDF or paper to share with stakeholders.