Why study sci-fi interfaces? That’s a nice hobby if you don’t have a life… Why would it be a good idea for a large company to spend time looking at them? Science fiction has been influencing real-world design since 1902 with the French silent film, Le voyage dans la lune (The Voyage to the Moon).…
Originally published on Scifiinterfaces.com on October 9, 2017. If you prefer to use iMovie (it’s free for Mac users) for contributing to the blog, here’s how. Once your file is in a digital format, you can extract both clips and screenshots in iMovie. All of the clips will be stored in events and projects in iMovie regardless of…
UX Mag wrote a great article explaining how content strategy and UX work together. Content Strategy and UX: A Modern Love Story TLDR; The defining line between content strategy and information architecture is often blurred. It can get even blurrier when you add interaction design into the mix since good interaction designers are expected to…
Enhance the flight shopping experience in the new United mobile app in order to enable the user to get through the process quickly and efficiently. Enable the users to filter search results to only show the flights that are truly relevant to them.
Role in Project:
Worked directly with business partners within the requirements and development teams to determine scope, concepts and wireframes for the new booking experience while utilizing the existing design and UX patterns. Provided rapid prototypes of options in order to help business partners and fellow designers narrow down options and get to the final solution. Participated in usability studies for the current mobile app, thus allowing the team to find opportunities for improvement.
Once a final design was established, created a prototype for external testing, documented the design and created a demo in Axure in order to effectively communicate intended interactions to the dev team. Worked directly with the QA and technology teams to ensure intended designs were implemented.
The homepage will be an integral part of the overhaul of the entire United Airlines digital experience. Design a fresh, clean, touch-friendly homepage that provides quick access to the most popular forms on the website for tasks such as checking in, searching for flights and glancing at account information.
Role in Project:
Work directly with outside agency and internal requirements team to redesign the homepage for the United 2.0 upcoming release. Analyze and modify the agency's initial visual design to safeguard usability and UX best practices. Provide final designs and annotations to dev team. Work directly with the QA and technology teams to ensure intended designs are implemented.
Now in beta
Provide well-developed, high fidelity concepts for presentation to VPs, CEO and Board of Directors in order to receive funding approval for an overhaul of the United Airlines digital experience.
Role in Project:
Wireframe potential layouts and work with visual designer to apply the look and feel to the approved concepts. Our team of visual and UX designers presented several concepts to the VPs in order to narrow down the work that would be presented to the CEO and Board of Directors for funding approval.
This concept would allow the user to get through the entire booking process in as few clicks as possible. The case study included a round trip flight, showing depart and return flight results on the same results page. It also allowed for a user with established preferences to pay for the selected itinerary in a single click.
Personal project. Refinish old IKEA storage trunk so that it will compliment Asian decor, while using materials already on hand.
The trunk was refinished to resemble traditional Japanese shoji screens, utilizing basic Mod Podge, acrylic paint and rice paper.
Personal project. Design and build an entertainment center with sturdy bookshelves that do not require attachment to apartment walls.
The final entertainment center was built with high-grade pine and was a ladder-style design, ensuring the shelves would not become top-heavy.
Drew 3D plans in Google SketchUp to determine angles, amount of materials and cuts needed. Worked over holiday weekends, building one piece at a time, starting with the center unit.
Provide well-developed, high fidelity wireframes for presentation to Directors in order to narrow down concepts that would be presented to the CEO and Board of Directors for funding approval for the redesign of United's digital touchpoints.
This concept would allow the user to interact with the website through the use of natural language. The case study involved a user wanting to book a flight from Newark to San Francisco.…