UPDATE: Clive Ayonye is no longer a staff of Konga Online Shopping Ltd. He currently serves as a senior UX Designer at Booking.com
So many things are hidden in plain sight. A lot of times it requires a second or third look before you see amazing pieces/elements that make what you are observing so appealing. Today, design is beyond getting a canvas, brushes, a palette, paint buckets and creating a masterpiece that can be hung on walls, placed on office tables or viewed at art galleries.
Design is an everyday occurrence and as one of my mentors in design, Don Norman the author of ‘Design of Everyday Things’ will say ‘design should be by experts – by people who know what they are doing.’
In my quest to share the story of ‘magicians’ creating awesome things, our stop today is Konga’s Headquarters to meet with a ‘magician’ whose job is making products usable. This is Engine Room and today I bring you the story of Clive Ayonye, Product Manager & User Experience Design Specialist at Konga Online Shopping.
Techpoint: For the sake of our readers, who is Clive?
In summary, Clive is a Product Manager and a User Experience Specialist. I design and code as well.
What was it like growing up for you. Did you grow up in Lagos?
Yes, I grew up in Ojuelegba.
Like the Wizkid Ojuelegba?
Yes, but I actually didn’t see Wizkid in Ojuelegba. But I am sure he grew up in Ojuelegba also.
So you are practically a Lagosian?
Yes pretty much a Lagosian. Our house was very close to Ojuelegba bus-stop and we were there for about Seventeen years.
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I love telling stories using text, pictures and videos. It’s all about the little details.