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Rapid Prototyping

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Rapid Prototyping

Having a lot of success with the Marvel rapid prototype tool for usability testing. I create screenshots, link them together and test my assumptions on Usertesting.com very quickly. These prototypes can be viewed on iOS or Android phones and tablets and they allow a launch icon to be created to make it feel like the user is testing a real app. Love it! Prototype Examples: Trying out page flows for a mall app Trying out various Android nav flows before development Testing the main nav and store reports for a store-management...

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Usability Testing

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Usability Testing

Loving Usertesting for usability testing with real Safeway/ Albertons shoppers. I’ve been using it for over two years now. I create jpg prototypes and quickly test my assumptions before going into development. Their fast web tools allow me to keep up with our 2-week sprints. Also, I test beta builds and do health checks on existing production apps. Love it. Usability Test Highlights: Testing “just for U” prototype before release Testing a new nav drawer idea on the iPad before...

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Rock n Roll Rebels of the Sunset Strip Released

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Rock n Roll Rebels of the Sunset Strip Released

Eonian Records has released two additional Charlemagne tracks from the Sunset Strip 80s-90s! (I was the lead singer for Charlemagne way back. That’s me on the far left.) You can order the CD or listen on iTunes, Spotify, etc. Listen on iTunes Order Box Set CD Charlemagne self-titled...

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SFSU Mobile UX Design Course

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SFSU Mobile UX Design Course

Just finished up a a great mobile UI/UX course at San Francisco State University. Great teacher Tony Santos and great students. Lots of variety – some more new to UX, some very experienced, but we all jumped in and got some great info and feedback. I would highly recommend Tony for any classes and the SFSU campus at the Westfield Center was a nice facility. Here’s a great video we watched with Mike Monteiro from Mule Design about how designers need to sell their work or die. Great...

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Protected: Family Photos

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Protected: Family Photos

Google Photos Links 2008 2008-12-December 2008-11-November 2008-10-October 2008-09-September 2008-08-August 2008-07-July 2008-06-June 2008-05-May 2008-05-April 2008-05-March 2008-05-February 2008-05-January 2004 2004-12-December 2004-11-November 2004-10-October 2004-09-September 2004-06-June Galapagos 2004-06-June...

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OK Google – STOP PLAYING@#!!

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OK Google – STOP PLAYING@#!!

“OK Google” will play an artist or a track if I tell it while driving. But it won’t STOP playing!  I’m in my car screaming “stop music,” “stop playing,” “stop,” “pause,” “shut-up!!” and nothing. It turns down, listens to my rant, then turns back up. Also it won’t skip to next track. Odd. Looks like it’s coming in Lollipop, the next version of Android. Weird that seems like that would have been simple. Google current voice...

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Safeway Mobile Apps

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Safeway Mobile Apps

Role: User interface design, user experience flows, wireframes, usability testing, and graphic asset creation. Sr. User Experience Designer for Safeway’s “just for U” mobile app (as well as all other Safeway banners including Randalls, Tom Thumb, Vons, and Pavillions). iPhone, iPad, and Android. Also leads the UX efforts for creating in-store iPhone/Android mobile apps used by store managers and employees. Apple App Store Google Play...

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Connie Smith’s “Where Is My Castle”

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Connie Smith’s “Where Is My Castle”

Connie Smith’s “Where Is My Castle” More work for Hindsight Records… Scott’s repairing the recordings and adding in all new instrumentation while Jillian and I add in background vocals. This one is Connie Smith’s “Where Is My Castle” recorded in the early 70s. This CD will be out early next year. Share

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Faron Young Vocals

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Faron Young Vocals

Faron Young’s “You Don’t Know Me” My friend and I just finished up a project for a record company that is repairing the recordings, adding background vocals, and adding instrumentation and publishing never-before-released tracks of country music artists. This one is Faron Young’s “You Don’t Know Me” recorded in the late 50s/early 60s. The Faron CD should be out this summer with this track and 13 other previously unreleased tracks in which I arranged the background vocals and my wife Jillian and...

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Great Mobile Design Resource

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Great Mobile Design Resource

Great book I’m reading… very short but well worth it. Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski Share

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