Usability/UI Design Portfolio
Over the 10+ years I have worked in software design and development, I
have had a chance to get involved in a number of different areas of
the process. While I have spent time working as a system administrator,
technical project manager and developer, the majority of my work has
been in leading UI
and performing usability analysis and UX design. Some of the projects
I have been involved in, and my role within the project,
are showcased here.
Research and Development into novel ways of collecting, setting up and reporting on network events.
Working as the UI lead, I developed prototypes of all parts of the system, working with technical and non-technical audience, and
came up with a configuration, tuning and reporting system for the web. I received a patent
for this project.
A multi-year UI development project building a large-scale, web-based
application. My involvement included capturing requirements, developing
an iteration plan, leading user brainstorming and UI development,
developing both paper and computer-based prototypes, and providing
expert evaluation and usability analysis. more >
A mid-sized project creating a customizable framework for UI-based
tools. I led the re-engineering effort for this project, including surveying
customers, leading brainstorming sessions, establishing both the
overall vision and UI standards documentation, prototyping, researching
and determining technology, serving as a technology expert, providing
web development training, developing paper and computer based prototypes
and performing expert evaluation. more >
A customizable online store/shopping cart developed for non-technical
users. I was in charge of the re-engineering effort, user research,
requirements gathering and implementation, and the development of new, sellable
features for this web-based application. more >
An educational website for pet owners created in the early days
of the web. I led the design, development, content analysis, usability
evaluation and development of customer satisfaction surveys. more >
A few of my older projects that I am still
proud to have worked on show the early phases of my interest
in usability, UI design and software development. Please remember that these were created quite a while ago and
are not necessarily up to today's standards.
A functional prototype of an integrated desktop system for chemical
dependency counselors. Written in Swing, I served as one of the primary
developers and the UI expert. I also established the overall system requirements.
The first niche website that I ran myself, which delivered a new
humor file of interest to computer geeks each day. Though created
early in the history of the web, the site did well for itself and
gained over 250,000 visits within the two and a half years it ran
(2/97 - 10/99).
An early attempt at putting a college computer class on the web.
This class was 'Introduction to Computers,' a way for non-computer
people to learn about computers. This class ended up winning the
Teaching Assistant WWW
Another early attempt at putting another college computer class
on the web - 'Introduction to FORTRAN for Scientists and Engineers.'
This class ended up being a Runner up in the Teaching
design contest. It is also the showcase of the research I did on learning
programming using animation