Attentive.ly was started by by a couple of Fission Strategy alums to help organizations broaden their focus from email campaigns to social media services like Twitter and Facebook. They brought me on to revamp the interface for both the dashboard experience and the public facing marketing site.
Rather than begin with static wireframes, we went immediately into a rapid prototyping phase using the Foundation framework. For design, we leveraged a couple of Theme Forest themes, which got us quickly into front-end development.
Through Collective UX, I took the lead on reorganizing Warner Bros. Games’ purchase and account flows for web as well as several gaming platforms. The games we focused on were for 6-10 year olds, so the parental involvement aspect afforded some very interesting challenges!
Deliverables included Axure flows and wireframes.
Fission Strategy came to me with Our Time’s Voting Widget needing a major interaction overhaul with a very quick turnaround (it was May and they wanted to get people registering for the fall election STAT). Over the course of a few brainstorming sessions, I helped them get users registering and sharing their registration experience with minimal friction in a tiny amount of space. Great challenge for a great cause!
At long last, I am very excited to announce the launch of the Sun Boxes Mobile App in both the iOS (iTunes) store and the Android store! You may recall from an earlier post that I built the Sun Boxes website last year. Sun Boxes is a sound installation by Craig Colorusso that uses solar power to play a series of guitar drone notes out of single speakers. Sounds mundane, perhaps, but it is one of the most humbly powerful pieces of art I’ve seen recently. I feel lucky to be a part of its momentum!
Our aim with the mobile app was not only to give users an easy way to interact with the piece by themselves, but also to encourage them to stage their own installation of the piece by turning their and their friend’s devices into individual Sun Boxes.
For this project, I was user experience designer, graphic designer, as well as front-end developer. Back-end development was handled expertly by my long-time collaborator and all around kind person, Mark Henderson. He created an API for the project, so you can expect more interfaces to join the fray soon.
Having never built an app myself (I’ve only designed them in the past), I have many, many resources to thank in making this possible. First and foremost, we leveraged the Phonegap platform in order to develop for both iOS and Android simultaneously, using the web technologies we already know and love. Steven Levithan‘s Date Format plug-in made handling times much easier than it would have otherwise been. Jason Job’s epic blog post about archiving and distributing iOS builds saved me from utter failure more than once.
And, as always, I would never get past “hello” without the amazing community that is Stack Overflow.
Through Collective UX, I pitched in on a massive site reorganization for the New York Stock Exchange. Diving into their diverse financial product offerings was quite an education!
Deliverables included sitemaps and wireframes.