Talentspace GmbH

Berlin, Feb 2021 - Current

Overview

Talentspace is a virtual and hybrid event platform catered to universities, employers and event organisers. Currently being used worldwide by well known companies such as Google, Amazon and Porsche and prestigious universities like Stanford and Brown.

Talentspace quickly adapted to the Covid-19 environment and focused on maintaining a professional and reliable space online for all types of event organisers.

Title

Product Design Lead

Design management
UI/UX Design
User Research
Primary Role:
Design Management and UI design

I joined Talentspace and was promoted to Design Lead in a month. I led the design team completely remotely and shipped many features. As with all startups, Talentspace is a very fast-paced company that suffered from an un-manageable design system and lacked good design processes; It was the first thing I addressed with the CEOs and stakeholders, while also shipping features at the same time.

Lobby Re-design

The first project I worked on was re-designing the lobby version of the platform. The changes I implemented made the lobby more engaging, connected, and alive. Instead of showing plain text and static content, we showed real people engaging in real-time with different event formats.

Video Re-design

Parallel to the lobby changes, we started to update and clean up the UI and introduced the design system components, while working closely with the developers. This included updating the most engaging part of the platform: the video call experience.

We also implemented an 'Activity Feed', that gave people real-time updates that was posted by companies attending the virtual event. These features helped us increase engagement in an environment where everything has shifted online.

With this updated design we addressed the overall UI and also several UX issues, including adding new features that became a standard post-covid. One such feature we recently worked on was adding "Breakout Rooms" functionality.

Want to learn more about Talentspace? Check out the website here.