Articles by " daveb"

Web Sites

May 6, 2011 by     Comments Off on Web Sites    Posted under: Uncategorized

My Work

May 4, 2011 by     Comments Off on My Work    Posted under: Content Creation, Site Designs

Field studies and affinities

I have included examples of a couple of design documents, and a couple of web sites I have created over the years.

I will be adding posts that talk about individual challenges that I have taken on as time goes
on.


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Example 3 (External Link)

KungFu Wise - Martial arts site for MonkWise martial arts academy

Two martial art sites I created for MonkWise Martial Arts AcademyKungFu Wise
Salt Lake KungFu

Example 4 (External Link)

Classical Trombonist Mark Broschinsky

Two more classical performer sites
Slidetrombone.net
The Guidonian Hand

Content Creation

May 4, 2011 by     Comments Off on Content Creation    Posted under: Content Creation

Creating content takes patience and courage. It becomes easier over the years, and I enjoy the feedback I receive, both positive and negative. I was raised by a family of teachers, and I have had some great examples. I look forward to new opportunities to learn and teach from my content creation activities.

Go here to find articles and reviews I have written:
http://www.startide.net/2010/12/writing/

Go here to watch a presentation I made at AgileRoots 2009 on using Personas in an Agile world. (As well as information on other presentations I have given.
http://www.startide.net/2010/11/presentations/

Creating logos and icons

Apr 12, 2011 by     Comments Off on Creating logos and icons    Posted under: Graphics

Utah TestEd: Company Website, Brand, and Letterhead Creation

Apr 12, 2011 by     Comments Off on Utah TestEd: Company Website, Brand, and Letterhead Creation    Posted under: Portfolio, Site Designs

utah tested in the day

Methods
Card-sorting, wire framing, design documentation, comparative analysis, and heuristic evaluations

Role
Insert roles such as Interaction Designer, Visual Designer

Project Timeframe
Completed in 2007

MonkWise Martial Arts Studio

Apr 12, 2011 by     Comments Off on MonkWise Martial Arts Studio    Posted under: Portfolio, Site Designs

Link to MonkWise Martial Arts Academy

(Click image to launch site in a new window).

 

Developing Personas

Apr 12, 2011 by     Comments Off on Developing Personas    Posted under: Methodologies

Personas help companies understand their users.  They represent a user archetype that allows development teams to quickly communicate goals to everyone on the team.

Once a company has performed field studies and user interviews, they gather the data together and start looking for patterns.  Again, the focus is understanding the goal of the user. Notes are gathered and grouped based on an affinity.

Ethnographic Research (Field Studies for the rest of us)

Apr 12, 2011 by     Comments Off on Ethnographic Research (Field Studies for the rest of us)    Posted under: Methodologies

I am a firm believer in ethnographic research.

What is it?

Ethnographic Research comes to us from the field of anthropology.  It is the process of observing a culture and reporting on it. It is a qualitative research method that focuses on understanding the perspective and context of those living in a given culture. You may have heard them referred to as contextual inquiries, a process fine tuned by the fine people at InContext.  You also may have heard it referred to as field studies.

Why should my business care?

This can be applied to business by observing the business process and asking these key questions:

  • What problems does the business face?
  • What problems do individuals face?
  • What context can be found?
Once a business has answered these questions, they can start delivering a better user experience to their customer.

Paid in Full

Apr 12, 2011 by     Comments Off on Paid in Full    Posted under: Mobile Apps

Fortunes

Apr 11, 2011 by     Comments Off on Fortunes    Posted under: Mobile Apps, Portfolio

Fortunes was the proof of concept application to get both of our feet wet.  Simple interface with two screens.

Opening Screen of the Fortunes mobile application

Opening Screen of the Fortunes mobile application

The Fortune screen of the Fortunes mobile application

The Fortune screen of the Fortunes mobile application

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