ImpairmentStudio™ is a quickly growing product offered by Moody's Analytics to calculate allowance according to CECL and IFRS9 accounting guidelines. Hailed by Moody's Analytics' executive leadership as "the best product launch we've ever had", this product gave me the opportunity to design a new product from the beginning. We structured the product around the sequence…Read more
At Blue Shield of California, I worked closely with Product Managers, Developer & QA scrum teams, and a contract Interaction Designer to define the first generation of apps for iPhone and Android. [caption id="attachment_1771" align="alignleft" width="150"] iPhone App Sample Screens[/caption] Here are some sample pages from the first version of the iPhone app. …Read more
Blue Shield of California needed a mobile web presence to meet the needs of one of their biggest customers. I worked with a product manager and visual designer, as well as onsite and offshore developers and QA specialists, to quickly define a concentrated set of functionality tuned to the needs of people on the go.…Read more
From 122 inconsistent page templates to 6 simpler, better ones.
The Home Page needs strategy, not chaos
Helping customers manage their own data.
Before it was integrated into Homestyler, the Autodesk 3D rendering technology used for realistic snapshots was developed as an offering to suppliers of building equipment, such as appliances and countertops. We explored partnerships with a number of vendors as a possible way to expand Autodesk's portfolio of businesses. The examples below show that there are…Read more
Autodesk product designers work together on cross-divisional projects to improve their products across the board. One such effort involved switching the paradigm for presentation of tools from a menu style to a "Ribbon" style, as Microsoft did in 2007. I was the lead designer of the new interface for Autodesk Design Review, an application for…Read more
When Autodesk started branching out into consumer-oriented SaaS applications like Homestyler, a home remodeling and visualization tool, we could no longer rely on extensive training to get target users up to speed and working. And when an entire new technology was introduced, in this case the ability to set up and request realistic "snapshots" from…Read more
Even in these times of Agile principles and lean development processes, sometimes it is necessary to create specifications detailed enough to stand on their own without the designer there to explain them. When that is the case, I am flexible and thorough, so that the documentation is clear and concise. [caption id="attachment_1626" align="alignleft" width="150"]…Read more