interface design

Interactive Documentary Summit

Posted on December 28th, 2013

In October, I spoke at a conference for the Seattle Interactive Documentary Summit on Non-Fiction Transmedia & Multi-platform Storytelling. I spoke about  applying User-Centered Design Practices to storytelling. By it’s very name, Interactive Documentary Storytelling is … interactive. This requires entirely different considerations of the audience experience, compared to the traditional TV or theater audience. My talk was […]

Course Guest Speakers

Posted on May 31st, 2013

This year I had the fortunate opportunity to have a few exceptional presenters for my classes I teach at the University of Washington. The first is Lead Information Architect at Microsoft for Windows Azure, Joel Williams who spoke with my Information Architecture class in the Informatics School, providing career advice and insights working for the […]

Conference on Building Windows 8 Apps

Posted on February 21st, 2013

The Ramp Group, a local digital UX agency, is co-hosting an event on Wednesday with Microsoft you might find interesting. We will be talking about using Windows 8 to extend existing applications into the field via Windows Phone and tablet devices. Along with it being a good introduction into designing for Windows 8, it also […]

Sample Class Work

Posted on June 1st, 2012

This spring, I began teaching two courses at the University of Washington. The class has been very enjoyable and I have been extremely impressed with the level of talent and creativity my students have demonstrated. Everyone had shown tremendous talent, so I wanted to share some of the work that they had come up with. […]

Case Study for the Employment Security Department

Posted on September 14th, 2011

We were tasked with a complete re-architecture and redesign of the Employment Security Department‘s employment and economic information website which is set to go live in a few months. The site contains thousands of publications, reports and presentations which required a complete overhaul. The case study below describes how we accomplished this task by focusing […]

CareOregon case study

Posted on February 10th, 2011

Last week we launched CareOregon’s new website. The process included user surveys, usability tests, creating user personas, brand exploration, editorial, photography selection, sitemap and wireframing, and design. You can view the video below to hear more about the various deliverables. The design was targeting to improve the level of user engagement and efficiency in users […]

Persona Research for Discovering Website Needs

Posted on August 12th, 2010

A Masters in Psychology class presentation I had done about discovering the core needs of a website’s users in order to better optimize the user interface. Just hit the Play button to hear the audio voice over. Defining Users for Finding Website Needs View more presentations from Jason Levine.

Trusted Places : Social Media in Europe

Posted on September 1st, 2009

Trusted Places is a community website based in the United Kingdom. It is a forum for user-generated reviews of neighborhood pubs, services, and restaurants. Trusted Places came to Perfect Pixels Media Group because of our expertise in Social Media and Branding in order to help Trusted Places create a better user experience overall. PPMG first […]

Earthly Inspiration

Posted on August 27th, 2009

We are regularly asked where we get inspired for creativity. For us, it can come from anything. A painting, an innovative design, architecture, or just a stunning view. A latest source of inspiration has come from some satellite photos we came across of the locations across the earth. They are magnificent pieces of art in […]

Jewish Family Service Website Launches

Posted on July 24th, 2009

Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Seattle has deep roots in the Puget Sound area with over 117 years of commitment to the community in the North West. JFS has grown from an agency that provided support to Jewish immigrants to a non-profit organization that services many diverse populations in the Seattle area. JFS’ website was […]