I've been working with Timberwolf Cabinets to update their site design and add a few more features to the site. One of the biggest improvements was transforming their portfolio pages from pure images to text. This will help out with their search engine findings and accessibility. We're also working on a Timberwolf Facebook account to generate another feedback loop for the site.
If you're looking for help with design, think you might have a usability issue or just not sure where to start reach out. I can provide user experience services ranging from usability tests, wireframing all the way to web design. I have also built a network of hard working and passionate colleagues that can assist with any of your needs if it's beyond my scope. Contact me at jason at jasonlewisrichardson dot com.
The Akronist is a community driven news site sponsored by Knight Ridder foundation. In this project, I performed a Heuristic anlaysis on the development site. Along the way, I also provided some simple wireframes to work through some issues like page layout and navigation issues. The site is available at www.akronist.com.
I've been working with David at Wild Kindness Records to update his site. His goal is to eventually transition to a more robust site from his basic Wordpress site. This has been a strategy and design project. The designs below are proposed designs that will make their way into the design over the course of the year.
The goal of this redesign was to take an existing shopping cart with some out of the box design and give it a face lift. Most of the redesign has been done with CSS but there's a little coding going on behind the scenes as well. This site is set for a release in late April '11.
With the ever present and ongoing discussion about where User Experience is heading as a discipline, it's purpose, what it is and isn't, one factor that I'd like to see discussed is the idea of managing our work in the bigger picture. As our field grows we are getting to sit at the big kids table more often. And at the big kids table, you're now exposed to more contraints, more issues and harder questions. As UX professionals, we need to be aware of the importance of effectively managing our projects and managing them among other teams schedules.
Keep in mind, this is not a request for PMP certification for someone who is primarily peforming UX work. However, I have been working on projects where there's been a lack of true project management, sometimes a good thing and sometimes horrible.