This website has been my sandbox for learning HTML CSS andworking in Bootstrap.
This project began initially as an exercise in creating a professional UX portfolio for myself.I started by mocking up some designs with Axure. Eventually I made a clickable prototype of a personal webpage.
The clickable prototype of this site is hosted online by Axure RP, and can be seen here
The next step was to turn that clickable prototype into a proper webpage. So I set about learning HTML and CSS. My plan was to learn enough HTML and CSS to feel confident with the general context of the language, then start modifying some Bootstrap templates until I had something I was satisfied with.
I started with two open-source templates from startbootstrap.com that I liked: Freelancer and Simple Sidebar. By the time I was done there was very little of the two themes left.
Similarly, I completely gutted Simple Sidebar. The structure of how it is set up within the HTML and CSS is the same, as are the opening and closing animations as the browser window changes widths. However the sidebar itself was completely gutted, and replaced with the side navigation used in the Bootstrap Documentation website. Then I integrated the scrolling animations from the top navigation in the Freelancer theme.
Here is a fantastic writeup of how the side navigation in the Bootstrap documentation functions
The color palate was tough. I spent a lot of time looking through sample color palates online, and I spent even longer checking them for visual accessibility. (On a side note, it was surprising how few color palates were remotely close to being accessible. I figured there wouldn’t be many, but of all the palates I checked only about two or three were completely accessible.)
When checking color palates for accessibility I found these two online tools to be absolutely invaluable
I recently submitted a re-design of the ‘Drivers’ section of the Geico mobile app, using InDesign and Adobe Xd, as part of the application process.
Working in Adobe InDesign, I re-created the visual designs of the app, and constructed a revised layout of the Drivers’ section. My revisions focused on a streamlined user flow that negated the need for two full menu interfaces, and consolidated nine interactions to the Drivers’ section. Each of the nine interactions previously required the user to navigate a minimum of two screens away from the Drivers’ section to complete, and left the users two directories above the Drivers’ section.
After creating a number of high-fidelity wireframes in InDesign, I imported the screens to Adobe Xd and made a clickable prototype of my re-design.
Mobile Analytical Tracking of and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Delivery for Chronic Health Conditions
At Zansors I designed applications that use CBT to teat insomnia and tobacco addiction in conjunction with nationally recognized health experts at the University of Michigan., University of Ohio, Kaiser, and the Veterans Administration
These apps are part of Zansors’ health delivery product that connects patient apps with clinician dashboards via a HIPPA-compliant, cloud-based mobile platform.
The apps include questionnaires, logs, and interactive experiences that customize the therapy to the user’s unique health situation, as well as visualizations and analytics that reveal trends in how specific behaviors are influencing a users’ personal health outcome.
I am named as co-inventor in a patent application based on this unique therapeutic platform.
In addition to UX Design and Information Architecture, I provide art direction to UI and Graphic Designers, help manage the development team, and conduct extensive QA on builds.
I am currently designing User Testing procedures for a Tobacco Cessation application, which will be conducted as soon as the first round of development is completed.