Since 1993 (when I installed a CERN httpd server on an spare machine in HP's Computer Language Lab),
I've been an active participant in the explosive growth of the Web and Web technologies.
- created some of the first intranet sites at Hewlett-Packard
- designed the M.S. program in Electronic Commerce at National
- trained thousands of the Web's early designers and developers at The
- presented at trade conferences and users' group meetings
- created innovative Web interfaces for training, community, real estate and
eBay Daily Deals Redesign (2012)
Met a number of technical challenges including keeping the left navigation menu in sync with the
items being displayed as the user scrolls the page. Supports multiple countdown timers, image
resizing, lazy loading, and table-free layout.
Shopatico has been an evolving part-time project for several years. It's a "virtual closet" site
where users can create and share outfits ("looks") made with items they've purchased online or items they've seen on other sites.
It also allows users to forward their emailed order confirmations from online retailers to Shopatico and the
ordered items are automatically added to their closet. I designed and implemented every aspect of this site
(layout, graphics, database, image processing, session management, email parsing, drag and drop outfit editor,
social site integration.)
LiveOps Callflow Authoring Design Studio (2011)
During a call, the LiveOps Call Manager executes a finite state machine which contains the logic for requesting
menu responses, playing audio clips, selecting a live agent and more. The Design Studio uses a highly
interactive drag and drop interface to let the author define this logic by simple manipulation of building
transformation of the resulting DOM hierarchy into a set of connected state elements for consumption
by the Call Manager.
The Support section of Cisco.com was redesigned to allow task-based
navigation. Key to this approach is the Product Selector. It
contains a JSON representation of Cisco's product hierarchy and
allows the user to easily find product information either by a
search (with autosuggest) or by navigating through product
categories. I was supplied a detailed UE specification and
developed the DHTML, CSS and Velocity templates
to create both a JS-enabled and JS-disabled version of the interface.
RelocationCentral (a Berkshire-Hathaway company) entered the self-service
apartment search domain in 2005 against established players such
as Rent.com and
Apartments.com. As Senior User Experience Architect, I developed
an innovative DHTML/Ajax-based single-screen interface that allows the
user to modify
criteria (bedrooms, rent, amenities) and perform new searches without
refreshing the page or navigating to new pages.
I founded The Web Academy in 1995 as one of the first training
organizations to concentrate on Web design and Web development. I
Attendees travelled from 47 states and 19 countries and included employees of
Yahoo!, Netscape, AOL, Apple, Adobe, Sun, Orbitz and People magazine.
Growing up in a public housing project in Brooklyn may not sound
like an idyllic childhood, but for thousands of former residents
of Glenwood Projects (myself included), these were indeed "the best of
times". Aimed at reuniting the army of kids that lived there in the '60s
and '70s, this site has help re-establish old friendships, led to formal
reunions and has evoked warm memories for all visitors.