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
The site for Anderson Comedy, a Boston-based comedy group run and produced by stand-up comedian Rob Crean, needed to be easy-to-use for the owner. He relies on his organization's Facebook page and Twitter to promote his events and needed a site that was just as intuitive to use. I used an out of the box theme, which I customized, and I created custom content types and views according to his needs.
In 2010 I was one of four people assigned to a task force implemented to start a complete redesign of Northeastern University Libraries website. We wrote and sent out an RFP, organized incoming bids, chose iFactory as our vendor, researched CMS options, and managed the entire process alongside the vendor for over a year. The new site went live in January of 2012. Our research into making a CMS recommendation of Drupal 7 (and my design of the research for an infographic) ended up being included in the ALA 2012 Annual Conference's Poster Session.
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.