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Case Study: Schoolio

For this project, the challenge was to reinvent an outdated curriculum customization platform so that it would meet the real needs of K-12 teachers and students. It was old, cluttered with features, had poor usability, and was difficult to change because of legacy code and infrastructure. It also didn’t integrate well with Google Apps, which had been adopted by our school district partners. Continue reading

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Case Study: NOAA Sea Ice Index

The Challenge The NOAA Sea Ice Index website received lots of views, but had an extremely high bounce rate. It had loyal users because of the high quality content, including compelling data imagery and deeply researched writing. However, many visitors … Continue reading

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Case Study: Searchlight/Polaris Data Search

The Challenge The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) archives and distributes a vast amount of snow and ice related satellite data from NASA and other federal agencies. While most of this data was accessible through their website, there … Continue reading

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Schoolio Web Application

One of my favorite projects while working at NCAR/UCAR was designing and building an initial prototype for “Schoolio,” which was developed as part of a Google Design Sprint. For more on this project, see Case Study: Schoolio. Mockup for the … Continue reading

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Sea Ice Watch Mobile App

I created a concept and prototype for a mobile version of the NOAA Sea Ice Index called Sea Ice Watch. It included an easy-to-use image viewer for seeing daily and monthly sea ice browse imagery. Mockup of the Sea Ice … Continue reading

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