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ADZ Online Advertising -
Self Service Portal

From mid 2010 to early 2011 I worked on the ADZ Self Service Portal project as the team's lead user experience and interface designer.

I worked with ADZ at the start-up stage to help design and develop a platform that would allow buyers and sellers of online advertising to trade together in an efficient, transparent and market-driven environment.

While headquartered in Singapore, ADZ serve a global market but their presence in Asia/Pacific delivers a unique perspective on this fast growing and dynamic region of the world.

Work undertaken

  • User Interface Design,
  • Prototype walk-through,
  • Heuristic review of existing prototype.
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ADZ Online Advertising -
Self Service Portal

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After first undertaking a hueristic review of their existing prototype I wrote new personas and scenarios, worked with the team to create user stories and then set about the design phase of the project which included the initial design for the media planning and creative artifacts taskflow as well as the Agency and Publisher management interfaces.

Each interface design was developed and added to in quick increments in concert with the teams' development efforts. Once approved the functional design of each page was fully specified.

Work undertaken

  • Scenarios,
  • Personas,
  • Functional specifications.
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ADZ Online Advertising -
Self Service Portal

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The screen-shots you see here are the initial wireframes and prototype screens that the final design was based on.

I undertook this project remotely from my studio in Canberra and collaborated with the team via Skype, Confluence, GoToMeeting and Basecamp.

ADZ are unique in that they provide a simple intermediation interface between advertisers and publishers, allowing for highly targeted campaigns to be run in a wide range of on-line publications. For more information, visit ADZ.

Work undertaken

  • User Interaction Design,
  • Wireframing,
  • Prototype mockups.
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Biographical Data Collection

From early 2009 to mid 2010 I worked as UI designer on a large government project.
I designed the user interface, interaction and taskflow design and initiation/exit processes.

During development the growing complexity of the design required a rethink of its original linear navigational design. The interface was redesigned to use a 'hub and spoke' model to optimise code re-use and aid user navigation.

Work undertaken

  • User Interface Design,
  • Front End Development,
  • Page Help,
  • Graphics Production.

Stock illustration image from iStockphoto shown here as no screen shots have been released for publication by the client.
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Biographical Data Collection

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The application has a hub to start each data gathering and entering task and a tracking page to show progress through the data entry screens. Drilling down into a specific person's biographical data takes the user to a series of simple data-entry pages that will be active depending on the amount of data a particular person is required to provide.

The pages are designed to allow non-linear access via the left side navigation to add biographical data so pages can be saved without having to go to the next page. Alternatively a user can run through the pages using the 'save and go to next' wizard controls at the bottom of the page to move forward.

Stock illustration image from my own stock library shown here as no screen shots have been released for publication by the client.

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Central Budget Management System (CBMS)

The Central Budget Management System (CBMS) was built for the Department of Finance and Administration in 2005 after the vendor, Beacon IT, was the successful tenderer for the project.

I was bought in to do a one month user interface design and provide it in a HTML mock-up that allowed the team to demonstrate the application's major functions to the client.

The top government banner colour scheme was to the client's requirements.

Work undertaken

  • User Interface Design,
  • User Interaction Design,
  • Front End Development,
  • Page Help,
  • Graphics Production.
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Central Budget Management System (CBMS)

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Once Beacon IT won the tender I was put on a part time retainer to help develop the look and feel of the various components of the user interface.

Bids for funding from all government departments were assembled in the Scoresheet part of the CBMS along with forward costings if a particular funding program was ore than one year in length. The scoresheet could also be exported as a printed report.

Work undertaken

  • User Interface Design,
  • User Interaction Design,
  • Front End Development,
  • Page Help,
  • Graphics Production.
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Central Budget Management System (CBMS)

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The application included a number of data entry pages. These included the BEAM pages where proposals were entered and ACM pages where actual spend (Actuals) was added against each approved spending program was completed.

A feature of these pages was the "decision tree" at the bottom the page that allowed more than one next step option to the user.

Work undertaken

  • User Interface Design,
  • User Interaction Design,
  • Front End Development,
  • Page Help,
  • Graphics Production.
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Globe G-Cash Management Interface

I was involved in the prototyping, interface design and writing user manuals for the implementation of a web-based electronic cash payment and banking system for Globe Telecom, a major Asian mobile phone company. I worked with Utiba, the Australian developers on the project in mid 2004.

The system allowed money to be deposited using the Cash In function of the web-based interface.

Work undertaken

  • Design,
  • HTML and CSS
  • Visual graphics.
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Globe G-Cash Management Interface

The Globe GCash system allowed Globe handyphone (mobile phone) subscribers to store cash in their mobile phone which could then be sent to another person - subscriber on non-subscriber – so that they could cash it in. It is basically a mobile phone based cash forwarding system.

The system allowed money to be picked up at any GCash agency using the Cash Out function of the web-based interface.

Work undertaken

  • Design,
  • HTML and CSS
  • Visual graphics.
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Globe Solutions AutoLoadMAX Management Interface

I worked on the process design, interface design, technical writing, user manuals and international training of stakeholders for the implementation of a web-based voucher-less mobile phone top-up distribution system for a major Asian mobile phone company.

I worked with Utiba, the Australian developers, to create a commercial interface to an existing technology that is used throughout South East Asia and the Indian sub-continent.

The interface allowed phones to be grouped and managed in an organisational parent/child tree.

Work undertaken

  • Design,
  • HTML and CSS
  • Visual graphics.
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Globe Solutions AutoLoadMAX Management Interface

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The interface allowed a commercial or retail company to buy bulk phone credit and distribute it to their staff, or re-package it and sell it through their own branded network of retail kiosks.

The interface included an automated scheduling top-up system that allowed top-ups to defined phones on a regular basis without manual intervention.

Work undertaken

  • Design,
  • HTML and CSS
  • Visual graphics.
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"All that's food" Zope-based CMS

Working with Graphic Innovations I designed the extensive Food and Restaurant Review Zope-based web site for the then Food Editor of Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper.

This project also included custom on-line applications design, testing, implementation and the writing of comprehensive user training manuals for the editorial staff on how to use the Content Management System (CMS).

Graphic Innovations handled the visual design of the site while I looked after building the different page templates that were to be used by the CMS.

Work undertaken

  • Design,
  • Technical Writing,
  • Screen Mock-ups,
  • Visual graphics.

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"All that's food" CMS website

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I also designed the preferences weighting algorithm behind the restaurant/ venue voting system after researching the shortfalls of the common five star system commonly used on other sites.

The site included a home page, which fed into each month’s section articles, a recipe page which featured the current month’s food theme and pages for magazine articles and voting for your favourite restaurant or foodies venue.

Work undertaken

  • Interaction Design,
  • Screen Mock-ups,
  • Social interaction voting system,
  • Visual graphic production.

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Utiba UUAS

The Utiba User Administration System (UUAS) was the software that controlled client access to a wide variety of Utiba technologies.

I wrote the User Administration manual for the UUAS so that it could be distributed as part of an Utiba product deployment.

Work undertaken

  • Design,
  • Technical Writing,
  • Visual graphics.

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Compaq UMS by Zodium

I was team lead for a small team of software developers on various projects including the latest version of CPC's flagship product, the Zodium UMS, which included re-designing the interface, adding international language support and creating a Simplified Chinese version of the UMS. This language support allowed a future development path for any language, whether based on Roman, Cyrillic or Asian language sets.

My work included forward planning, design and creation of user-task flows for WAP, telephony and web based interfaces, as well as testing and deployment of each version.

Work undertaken

  • Interface Design,
  • Copy writing,
  • Visual graphics.

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Yellow Pages WAP Search

As WAP Producer I helped develop the WAP Search products featured on the telstra.com WAP portal. The project involved working with external java and database specialist developers, internal project management and cognitive design specialists.

My main task was the creation of an integrated functional specification that took into account the limitations and features of the new WAP-enabled mobile phones. I also helped developers with WML programming syntax and getting the most out of the different browser-specific feature sets for each WAP enabled mobile handset.

And yes, this is what bleeding edge mobile phones looked like in 2000!

Work undertaken

  • Taskflow analysis,
  • Interaction design.