I started bristolarts.com some time ago as a way to support small local art communities. bristolarts has gone through several transformations as my passion towards art and usability morphed into what I do today – which is provide a clear and concise vision for the user – yup I advocate for the user through design interaction.
Starting in 1996 when computers where still newish I started a digital archive of public murals in Portland, Oregon and built a small access database of approximately 300 murals! This was the start of a beautiful integration of art and information.
From 2005 to 2009 I went to school to get a double Master's Degree in Library Science and User Experience Design from Kent State University. I have used my education and experience to work in some incredible organizations in the greater Cleveland area: Cleveland Museum of Art, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and AmericanGreetings.com
When I am not working hard I volunteer my time as a user experience designer and web developer for such organizations as: Arts Collinwood, Freedom House for Women and Scoop on Summer – or I do freelance work - Cleveland Montessori, D'light Run, Taste of Little Italy and Integrated Mill Systems to name a few.
It is not always about work (though my mortgage company would say otherwise)I feel it is important to the community to educate about user experience design and volunteer on local boards including UXPA of Cleveland.
user research & analyticsresearch identifies and focuses on the understanding of user behavior, needs and motivations. research can be captured through a variety of techniques the goal is to understand if the user understands the design. read more.....
wireframes & prototypeswireframing is one of the first steps in identify and illustrating a design. wireframes are meant to align and prioritize content, functionalities and intended behaviors. read more.....
platform implementationit is important to first understand the content and user behavior before deciding on a platform. if a business is meant to disseminate information on a regular basis wordpress may be the best platform. never start with a platform and work backwards. read more.....
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