In my Interactive Information Design class, we had to design a tool for teaching someone about a topic. My partner and I chose typography since we are both very interested and knowledgable on the subject. Using Flash and xml we built a typography timeline along with 4 other sections meant to inform the user about all aspects of typography. View the full project online in Flash
For a school assignment in a usability class, we were instructed to build a new alarm clock for the iPhone that needed very specific functionality. for instance we needed to add the ability for a user to choose to wake up to streaming radio. More details below.
In a usability class, we were instructed to create an online food ordering and delivery system that had a few functional specifications. The end product was a series of wireframes representing each stage of the process. I combined a friendly aesthetic with an intuitive user workflow--keeping the displays simple, while incorporating all required functionality.
As a project for a small portfolio class, we were instructed to section out, define, and present our work with an eye on developing a site to showcase our "brand." We researched current portfolio sites and used Cynthia Baron's Designing the Digital Portfolio as our text. The end result was a set of click-through wireframes that showed the different states and areas of the proposed site. While my current site does not resemble this mockup, it informed how I would eventually slice and dice my work for presentation and showed me that content organization is the foundation of any good site.
My final project was to create an online environment for professors and researchers to search, select, edit, and export images for instructional purposes (with an eye to include other digital objects later). I conducted user surveys for the product currently in use, recorded a user interview as she stepped through her process. The end result was a design based on both user feedback and best UI practices.