Exploring a zooming interface model
Defining zooming behavior
Early interaction explorations
Sample definition: Notifications
Early visual explorations
Refining the visual language and interaction model
Home: Social + "Stuff"
Desktop companion experience
The Zune group wanted a touchscreen mobile interface concept with people at its core. Aimed at the next generation of Windows Mobile devices, we aimed to elevate the level of interactivity and leverage the existing Zune experience.
We met with the Zune team for an all day intensive ideation session. We created various sketches and ideas and evaluated these against the project and interface goals. We quickly narrowed down to the best two approaches and two teams set about realizing each while the client pursued a third.
Powers of Ten
My team explored an interface metaphor based loosely on the zooming concept, “powers of ten.” I began generating rules of information display and interaction for 5 different “levels of zoom.” Broadly, the concept was to allow a user to dive into ever detailed levels of information for any given person or thing (application, photo, etc.), all the while providing contextually relevant functionality at each level.
Having established rules for information display and levels of zoom we went through two quick rounds of visual design and motion studies.
In 6 fast paced weeks we generated a mobile interface framework that emphasized the social side of mobile interactivity using a zooming metaphor. We created three storyboards and videos showcasing the interface moving through 3 core scenarios.
Senior design analyst (me), design analyst, creative director
Sr. design analyst at frog design
Discovery and evaluation
Rapid ideation – sketches and wireframes
UX / Interaction design
Client / stakeholder presentations – creating and presenting
Breaking free from the traditional news and entertainment portal
Creating the worlds first "Social Data Network"
Creating the killer feature set to differentiate from the competition and gain market share
Early explorations into Microsoft mobile
Helping a 100 year old insurance company use the internet to support its employees
How to serve truck drivers better and find new areas of opportunity for product and service innovation
Re-envisioning digital advertising
New product definition
Simplifying the legal discovery process
Rethinking how employees and customers wade through the rules and regulations of the USPS
Brand, interface and product direction
Soup-to-nuts web and mobile application product definition and design