I've always been fascinated by the human element: how we perceive things, what our expectations are, why we react the way we do. For almost 13 years, it’s been this curiosity that has driven me to improve our interactions with the devices that keep us connected to life, whether at home, work, or on the go.
Agendas is an app designed to keep corporate training schedules on track, and course materials at the tips of the users’ fingers.
At the core of all training programs is time. Meetings, due dates, daily itineraries, they’re all based around time… and so is Agendas.
When your company continually develops fun and entertaining educational games, it becomes more cumbersome to demonstrate the sheer number of those capabilities to prospective clients. That’s why we created an internal game suite for the iPad, which allowed us to demonstrate the games and activities that were most relevant to our current target audience.
A side project I worked on just for fun, I wanted to take a shot at re-designing CNN's homepage. I was impressed when they updated the design a couple years back, but it's since grown stale, and with innovative new site designs like USAtoday.com (by my favs Fi), it's clear that CNN's fallen behind. My design is an iterative take on the existing homepage design.
Similar to Yelp, CT&Dining is an internal corporate app that allows employees to find and review restaurants in their area.
What made this project especially fun was getting to break down the IA and flow of an app like Yelp, looking for ways to enhance the experience for a corporate audience.
Designed for use both at an iMac kiosk and on the iPad, Brandango was part of a suite of a games developed for a national sales conference. In between bouts of first-person dodge-and-jump gameplay, users were required to answer questions about their sales training, earning as many points as possible for a chance to be listed in the top 10 high scores.
I previously served as the Director of UX for The SBYF Project, a non-profit focused on preserving memories and raising awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease. During my time in that position I worked closely with Phillip Le and our incredible team of volunteers to develop an informative, user-friendly web/social media presence.
The Nurse Educator was a widget that showed educational videos about product information, with a built-in realtime assessment function.
Used as a resource in the nursing section of the client’s website, healthcare professionals who wanted to learn more about the product were able to log on and test their knowledge.
Part of the same game suite as Brandango, Lock & Load introduced players to a new gameplay concept, taking to the skies in an old-fashioned biplane, shooting down enemies and collecting power-ups. The core userflow of the game remained the same as Brandango, with bouts of gameplay being sandwiched by training questions and a leaderboard.
When a friend decides to record and publish an EP, who else is going to design the cover art? With the help of some fantastic photography by Arvil Prewitt, I created a design for the album based on my friend’s request for a “speakeasy-ish, old-timey” feel. I was also responsible for branding the Bandcamp page and establishing a social media presence.
©2013 Drew Christiano