UX Design freelance hourly rates? Also iPad usability help
6 May 2011 - 1:41pm
2 years ago
So, I'm early in my UX Design career...currently I work for a large company, doing web strategy for our internal support site (intranet). This involves basic user experience stuff to make sure the pages we put up give a great experience for employees, so they can find the info they're looking for, or find/discover the company benefit/service we want them to know about/take advantage of. I do a fair amount of wireframing, site map creation (for IA), usability testing (and acceptance testing), and eventually design mockups and building out (at this point we usually get a resource to handle the graphics and coding).
Anyways, a real good friend of mine who is an engineer, currently working with a few ex-googlers, are developing a pretty simple iPad game. He was hoping I could help out, mostly because he likes working with friends and wants to give me the opportunity for experience. I think it should be great, except for the fact that I have never worked on a mobile app...feeling a bit over my head, but I want to take it on.
I was wondering if anyone knew:
1. What a good hourly rate is to give them (I have calculated out roughly 35 hours for wireframes, user testing, task glow, and revisions based on user testing).
2. Good resources for learning UX for ipad/mobile apps in general? I'm particularly interested in seeing wireframe examples for mobile apps and games.
I appreciate the help, I posted a week or so ago for the first time and got some great feedback. Great community!