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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 […]

Interview with Flip the Media

Posted on October 28th, 2013

Last week I was interviewed for my thoughts on what makes a good design for a website. Topics included What are the essential elements to a great website? What is the most common mistake you see in website development? How do you develop a site around the user experience? What are important things to look […]

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. […]

GreenLight Music Goes Live

Posted on March 15th, 2012

Perfect Pixels provided the initial persona research and information architecture to the recently launched GreenLight Music service. A Corbis subsidiary, the service launched with more than a million-song catalog as a solution to the often frustrating and convoluted offline process of licensing music for commercial use. The offering makes it feasible for a corporation to […]

Perfect Pixels’ Jason Levine will begin teaching at the University of Washington in 2012

Posted on December 14th, 2011

Beginning in the Spring 2012 quarter, Jason Levine will be teaching in the undergrad program for the Information School as well as the Masters of Communication in Digital Media program for the University of Washington. The two classes will be Information Architecture and Interactive Design. The Information Architecture class will be focusing on how to […]

Windows 8 Interface takes a departure

Posted on September 20th, 2011

Watch: Microsoft’s First Official ‘Windows 8’ Interface Demo

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 […]