Interaction Design Lessons from Oblivion

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).…

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Using iMovie

Originally published on 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…

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Design Projects

18 May 2015 UX Design Aleatha Singleton No comments

United App Redesign 2014

Project Goals: 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.

22 Mar 2015 UX Design Aleatha Singleton No comments

United Homepage Redesign 2014

Project Goals: 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. Project Phase: Now in beta

30 Jan 2013 UX Design Aleatha Singleton No comments

Flight Booking Concepts 2013

Project Goals: 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. Creative Solution: 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.

08 Dec 2012 Furniture Aleatha Singleton No comments

Shoji Trunk Finish 2012

Project Goals: Personal project. Refinish old IKEA storage trunk so that it will compliment Asian decor, while using materials already on hand. Creative Solution: The trunk was refinished to resemble traditional Japanese shoji screens, utilizing basic Mod Podge, acrylic paint and rice paper.

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