USER INTERFACE

Years spent being a professional user of 3D production tools and proprietary software has made me acutely aware of the importance of a simple targeted user interface and a rational workflow.  

I have had the opportunity to create interfaces for high-end technical users, and some that need to be immediately accessible to everyone, like hand controllers, widgets and phone apps. In the end, everyone wants a user interface to be a natural extension of themselves.

Here are some examples of user interfaces I have designed, for both prototypes and released products.

HD Map Visualizer

HD Map Visualizer

Directed the development of an interactive prototype to visually demonstrate the features of the new HERE HD Map -- a high-definition lane-level hidden "dark" map for autonomous vehicle navigation. This prototype was shown at HERE's booth at CES in 2016 and 2107. Audi thanked us for "making the invisible visible."

3D Map Editor UI

3D Map Editor UI

Designed the UI for HERE’s internal 3D map editing application. A flexible framework, with multiple work flows, display and edit many layers of geo-spatially aligned data. From concept through multiple released versions, the tool in is use at scale in HERE's global production centers.

Outdoor Map Prototype

Outdoor Map Prototype

Interactive prototype exploring opportunities offered by 3D outdoor resort map.

Early Bunkspeed UI mockup

Early Bunkspeed UI mockup

The user interface and workflow for Bunkspeed HyperDrive—designed to simplify the complex task of photorealistic rendering of CAD data, especially for designers in the automotive and product design industries. Typically this work requires a separate and dedicated staff. With HyperDrive's simple workflow, the designers can create renderings on their own, at their workstation, in minutes. customers like Ford, Nissan, Honda, BMW, Gulfstream, and Pininfarina.

Hypershot UI concept

Hypershot UI concept

Early UI mock up for a widget only version of HyperShot. Explored the idea of how minimal a UI was possible while still being useful.

Measured Color Picker

Measured Color Picker

UI layout for a real-time paint color matching system in collaboration with Dupont and Bunkspeed. Dupont had a very intense and thorough set of specifications to accommodate.

Rovio UI concept

Rovio UI concept

A UI layout for WowWee Rovio, a mobile webcam telepresence robot. Enables remote control of Rovio from any web enabled device. The UI features a view of what Rovio sees, navigation controls, camera positioning, taking snaps, and setting waypoints for the robot.

Toyota Configurator UI

Toyota Configurator UI

User interface design for an intuitive touch-screen kiosk-based car configurator, for use at dealerships. Users can easily select vehicle, color, background, and accessories—and check the price.

Pocket Bots UI Design

Pocket Bots UI Design

Layout for a sotware tool included in the proposed toy PocketsBots by WowWee—a set of colored line following bots that play games using simple customizable logic. Users visually program instructions using drag & drop rules, and then scan the bot over the bar code at right.

CharacterBot Widget UI

CharacterBot Widget UI

A desktop control widget for WowWee ChatterBots—animated desktop characters, plugged into your computer, that comment on thousands of keywords as you type. This simple control widget allows for triggering commentary on demand (and shutting it up)!

Midtown Madness UI concept

Midtown Madness UI concept

Several early layouts done at Angel Studios for the original interface to Microsoft's Midtown Madness—the first ever 3D open city driving game in 1998

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3D Map Editor UI

Designed the UI for HERE’s internal 3D map editing application. A flexible framework, with multiple work flows, display and edit many layers of geo-spatially aligned data. From concept through multiple released versions, the tool in is use at scale in HERE's global production centers.