National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

I re-designed the Sea Ice Index web site to be a visual interface for exploring the data, rather than a list of information.
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.
I designed a new web site for MASIE that enabled easy viewing and downloading of Arctic Sea Ice Extent data and imagery.
NOAA funded this Photo Gallery for the extensive snow and ice related photographs at NSIDC. I did Usability Testing, Interaction Design, Visual Design, and front-end coding.

NOAA provides funding for many research projects related to Arctic sea ice, and those researchers also develop web content and applications.

I worked with a NOAA funded multi-disciplinary team to design and develop several web sites and applications, including designs and a prototype for a mobile Sea Ice Watch application. These were high visibility projects, as NOAA and other government entities such as the Navy were among the target audience.

My work with NOAA resulted in dramatic usability improvements to their web sites and applications. The more visual interfaces made it much easier to browse and explore the data.

What I did:

  • Personas
  • Usability Testing
  • Information Architecture
  • User-Interface Design
  • Visual Design
  • Front-End Development & Testing


  • Sketches & Prototypes
  • Visual Design Documents
  • HTML/CSS Code