Red Hat, Inc. is an American multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community. Founded in 1993, Red Hat has its corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, with satellite offices worldwide.
Red Hat hired Karen to work with an inter-disciplinary team in an agile environment to develop the user experience vision and design for the initial launch of Red Hat’s new Developers site. The project involved studying competitor sites and user behaviors to understand the needs and expectations of the average “9 to 5” developer. The site is part of a larger program to build a community of developers who associate Red Hat with career advancement by promoting clear paths to solving complex problems faced by the emergent corporate developer. Our main goal for the site focused on acquiring new users and minimizing time to “Hello World” – Karen’s contributions included designing 29 wireframe options for the homepage, login with progressive profiling, and the Try It, Buy It concept. Designs were created by the amazing Red Hat Developers design team.