Hometown Pride

March 28, 2013 posted in Design

I designed these because I was somewhat inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs. I never appreciated the art form while I was growing up, but now it’s golden to me.

Building a Design Library

January 14, 2013 posted in Design

Not pictured is my all-time favorite UX book: Design Research: Methods and Perspectives, edited by Brenda Laurel. In addition to the fantastic series published by Rosenfeld Media and A Book Apart, I also added these gems to our collection: Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things, Donald A. Norman Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s […]

Design & Thinking

January 14, 2013 posted in Design

I’m really excited to share some news about this film…just a few more days…

Leading Innovation through Design

January 8, 2013 posted in Design

I’m reading Leading Innovation through Design from Design Management Institute. I wish I had more time to get cozy with this, but have only had time to concentrate on the “Design-Led Innovation in Business Models” section.

Jan V. White Design Books

December 17, 2012 posted in Design

Thanks to @vitor_io for the holiday present. The classic design books at janvwhite.org are amazing.

Touch Complicates Things

December 7, 2012 posted in Design

From http://www.uie.com/articles/mobile_ripple_effects: A mouse points to a specific x-y coordinate on the screen. Touch is a whole raft of x-y coordinates. On something like an iPhone, you’re looking at a minimum of about 40 pixels that can fire when the user presses the screen.  

Notes from Albert Schum’s Presentation “Creating the UX for Windows Phone”

April 5, 2012 posted in Design

Windows phone address what users need to do–it doesn’t look back and the itself to the legacy of phones and computers recent state of design has focused on polishing icons rather than creating new interactions  how do you remove technology and be in the moment? Metro is inspired by transportation graphics and the idea that […]

UI for Nutrient Tracking Website

January 27, 2009 posted in Design, Samples

Work performed: information architecture, wireframes, UI, interaction design, visual design

How Building, Measuring and Learning Improved Donations to The Peace Corps

August 1, 2008 posted in Design

Don’t invest your resources in unproven ideas. Prototype the idea first, make it live, and make adjustments as necessary based on user feedback. This idea was reinforced on a recent project that I directed. The scope of the project was to redesign an online donation application with a goal of increasing donations. The redesigned page […]

We Won a Webby!

May 7, 2008 posted in Design

I’m super excited to announce that Peace Corps and Threespot Media have received a Webby Award in the government category for the Peace Corps {teens} website. This is the second nomination and first win for our collaboration with Threespot. Peace Corps {teens} was launched in July 2007 to attract a new audience of American teenagers […]