Every design situation is unique.

A successful outcome relies on a solid, flexible process tailored for each project, and a willingness to connect, learn and grow as a person.

The Projects

Every design situation is unique.

A successful outcome relies on a solid, flexible process tailored for each project, and a willingness to connect, learn and grow as a person.

  • Alfred, an app that provides discreet, context-sensitive dating tips.

  • Basecamp Redesign, so that Think Brownstone's clients can be better served by this collaboration tool.

  • Better Bites, a system that helps low socio-economic families buy healthier food.

  • Slow Change Context Research Method, a proposed research method for supporting Slow Change Interaction Design.

  Alfred An app that provides discreet, context-sensitive dating tips.

 

Alfred

An app that provides discreet, context-sensitive dating tips.

 
 

Every design situation is unique.

A successful outcome relies on a solid, flexible process tailored for each project, and a willingness to connect, learn and grow as a person.

The Process

Each design situation brings with it its own context, stakeholders, constraints and team dynamics. In this kind of  ecosystem, even a familiar problem or opportunity space can require a very different approach when encountered a second time around. There are a few key phases of activity that contribute to a successful design solution, not necessarily strictly ordered or distinct, often revisited in reflection or action, and supported by a range of techniques that can be tweaked and combined as needed. However the project unfolds, it should ultimately be guided what would best serve the people you're designing for.

 

Research

  • Interview
  • Observation
  • Survey
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Cultural Probes
  • Artifact Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis

Ideation

  • Bodystorming
  • Sketching
  • Storyboarding
  • Personas

Prototyping

  • Paper Protoyping
  • Physical Prototyping
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Wireframing

Evaluation

  • Critique
  • Usability Testing
  • A/B Testing
  • Presentation

The Person

If I had my way, I'd have the Eameses' thoughtful, vibrant approach to design, Richard Ayoade's uproarious wit, Douglas Adams' keen imagination,  the divine transport of Somerset Falls and adventures with madmen in blue boxes.

But for now I'll make do with finishing up my final semester of the Human-Computer Interaction Design M.S. program at Indiana University Bloomington. I'll be available for full-time employment in user experience and interaction design as of June 2015.

If you haven't yet, feel free to look at some of my projects, and my resume. And if you're  looking to hire UX people (and I just happen to be a UX people looking to be hired), by all means get in touch.