UI & UX Design

A good interface asks as little as possible from its user, and provides value in return. I think details are vastly important, and I believe empathy lies at the heart of any worthwhile design.

Apigee HQ Visitor Check-In

Apigee (now a part of Google) sought to streamline the process of welcoming outside visitors to their offices in San Jose. As a part of standards compliance, all non-employees would be checked in and out via an app running on a wall-embedded iPad at reception.

Apigee is a technology company, and this user experience would form a crucial first impression with prospective clientele. I was asked to design a unique and welcoming experience that went beyond the conventional intake form. Something non-linear.

Study in Task Management

I've never gotten along with any kind of task management app. Most of them still use lists. The list is a wonderful invention, but it can distract and overwhelm. My phone knows the day, date & time, and it knows where I'm standing. When I have a free half hour, it has everything it needs to hand me a qualified task, ripe for the finishing. This study explores what that experience might look like.

This is an older concept I came up with years ago, before Apple devices came with notches and the everpresent "home indicator" at the bottom of the screen. Looking at it today, there are a number of choices I'd reconsider. I do find it rather humorous that this project itself has been repeatedly postponed and put aside for so long. :)

UX Sketchbook Product Site

This product site showcased a set of sketchbooks for mobile UX design. I gave the site a minimal, open feel to evoke the clean-slate feeling of new possibilities offered by a fresh sketchbook. Each sketchbook's color scheme is reinforced on its individual product page.

Quell - Guided Meditation for Anxiety

This is another quick study that I'd like to develop further, but it needs a lot of audio work. This experience is aimed at meditators who suffer most with anxiety. The user is guided to breathe with the expanding/contracting shape in the center, and not to focus on the extraneous shapes floating around it. Over the course of the session, the extraneous shapes fade and disappear.

Freestyle USA Website

This website redesign was part of a proposed brand overhaul that bet big on positioning Freestyle as a lifestyle brand for action sport enthusiasts.

Direct-to-consumer e-commerce wasn't the company's main focus at the time, so the online store took a secondary role, with products presented alongside more prominent lifestyle and athletic content.