Nick Penney

Microsoft CTS

Lead UX Designer

July 2014 – July 2015

Microsoft CTS is a data management engine for political campaigns

I joined the Microsoft CTS project in the initial planning stages, and served as the lead UX designer until the product was released to campaigns for beta testing in July 2015.

Working with key stakeholders in US politics, I created wireframes, mockups, and functional prototypes for each facet of campaign data management: data ingestion and normalization, data matching and merging, flexible data processing using modular pipelines, and data export.

During the development phase, I coordinated a team of 12 developers to ensure a unified visual design system, and a consistent look and feel.

I also wrote and animated a promotional explainer video for the 2016 Iowa Caucuses to announce the project, as well as a number of internal videos to demonstrate deliverables.