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BEV Instrument Cluster

Ford Battery Electric Vehicle Instrument Cluster

Feb 2012

Client

Ford

Responsibilities

Interaction design, visual design

Description

I picked up this project mid-way through production – tasked with fixing problem areas of the Ford’s new Battery Electric Vehicle UI. This comprises of two digital displays either side of a physical speedometer. The right hand side contains information supporting the vehicle’s ‘centre stack’, known as MyFord Touch. The left hand screen contains information relating to the performance of the vehicle. My primary duty was to produce the screens appearing on this screen.

As Ford’s first ‘BEV’ we explored new areas of automotive interface design, solving issues such as ‘range anxiety’. The interface also has a customisation feature so the content is laid out such that the driver can choose their own combination of gauges and read outs. The content displayed on either screen is controlled using the five-way controllers on the steering wheel.

Alongside the interaction problems I also refined the visual design which was based on the visual styling of an older instrument cluster. The colour palette was based on the representation of electric power as blue with a small selection of supporting colours representing states of power.

FPU Mobile Site

Homepage of FPU mobile site

Sept 2011

Client

Fresno Pacific University

Responsibilities

Interaction design, visual design

Description

Having redesigned FPU’s main site I was commissioned to design their mobile site too.

To do this I worked with the client to rationalise the content while provide an engaging experience that wouldn’t make the site feel like a set of simple menu options.

The result is a mobile site that reflects the image of the university and allows users to gain quick and easy access to the information they need whatever their situation.

Lifecaster Demo

screenshot

Sept 2009

Client

Nokia

Responsibilities

art direction and flash asset creation

Description

For this brief I flew out to Berlin and met the Nokia team working on the production of this new mobile app. Although the product development was complete they required a Flash demo of the interface to mock the interaction for a press event.

I returned to London and working closely with a Flash developer to build the demo, liaising with the guys in Berlin to provide visuals and feedback on progress throughout the week leading up to the show.

The end product can be seen in use here on Youtube.

Gooey – Concept UI for Windows Mobile

screenshot from site

Oct 2008

Client

Samsung/Microsoft

Responsibilities

art direction, visual design, interaction design, Silverlight asset creation

Description

Microsoft wanted to showcase Silverlight on a mobile platform. The solution was to create an animated, interactive character which could interpret the operation system functions of the Samsung Omnia.

I worked on this as a solo project, for Splendid, over two weeks, working with a developer from Samsung, plus technical support from the in-house Microsoft Silverlight team.

I spent the first few days brainstorming and storyboarding the project, and brought in some illustrators to create the character. I then spent a week in Seattle at Microsoft taking part in a workshop with other small Silverlight teams where I finished the storyboarding and investigated technical solutions to our requirements. The final week was spent producing the visual interface which I created using Microsoft Expression.

The final interface was produced as a demo for PDC2008 in LA.

travelguru.tv

screenshot from site

Jan 2008

Client

Travelguru.tv

Responsibilities

Art direction, visual design, web development, interaction design, project management

Description

This site is a private enterprise born from the owners knowledge of the travel industry. It is a high-end travel site aimed at the more discerning traveller who wants the best and the convenience of having it arranged for them. This site features non-biased, informative full-screen videos of the offers presented by well known travel writers.

Working closely with the client I over saw every aspect of the brief from wireframing to launch. Following the wireframing I produced the visual design and built the site. The XHTML templates I created were tailored to work with dotEditor, a content management system, allowing the client easy access to edit and manage the live site.

www.ciwf.org.uk

Oct 2007

Client

Compassion In World Farming

Responsibilities

Visual design, art direction,
project management, interaction design

Description

As the art director at Ellipsis Media I was responsible for the delivery of the new CIWF site. Initially I worked with the client to finalise the new site structure. From this I wireframed the core templates and put them out to the design team to visualise. As it turned out the client selected my concept so I was also responsible for creating the visual design for all the templates.

The new site was to be built on dotEditor, the content management system, so the site was designed and built accordingly. My involvement continued in the project up to hand over and assisted the client with the initial process of data entry using dotEditor.

www.rafcareers.com

RAF careers

April 2001

Client

The RAF

Responsibilities

Art direction, visual design, interaction design, Flash

Description

At the time this site was launched it received wide press coverage, including the cover story of Cre@te Online magazine and being awarded site of the week and awarded 10/10 on The Web Review, on ITV.

The site was produced in both flash and html for accessibility reasons. As lead designer, I created the visual look and feel, based on brand guidelines, and developed the concept of a spinning, 3D airbase which was used as the main navigation. I also produced the Flash site, including the animations and ActionScript which allowed the site to communicate with a CMS.