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So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

Hotel User Research and Improved UX

Project Description: This project involves Marriott’s digital properties. In general the company knows that their products are lacking an outstanding user experience. My team of fellow UX students and I were tasked with improving the user experience of Marriott’s digital properties (www.mariott.com and mobile app). The project began with a Nano Usability Test to determine the state of the properties and…

Online Retail UI and IA

Project Description: This project consisted of designing a new online retail website that is a direct competitor of Home Depot and Lowe’s online retail stores. The project included a specific focus on the information architecture and user interface of the new website along with user research. I worked with a small team of fellow students to complete this project over several weeks. Optimal…

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Gesture Based Information Control

Design Concept: Sharing Information Between Devices Using In-Air Gesture Based Control. This project was about the coordination of information flows across different devices through spatial controls, working in a spatially aware context.  Design Problem As technology begins to support more advanced and robust gesture detection, more natural ways of interacting with technology are becoming possible.  One function of interaction my…

User Interface and Website Redesign

Project Description: The UXD program at Kent State University is dire need of their own website under the IAKM umbrella. One component of that new website will be a Course Progress Tracker. The tracker consisted of designing a digital application that would allow students to track their academic progress through a web interface. For too long students in the IAKM program have struggled…

Non-Profit Website Redesign

Project Description: One of Ohio’s largest non-profit’s came to me to re-design their website that hadn’t been touched since 2007. Through this process I learned that non-profits of all shapes and sizes don’t have the resources or the time they need to do their job well. Yes they care for people in ways the rest of the business world does…