seen + learned

Science Festival Alliance website refresh

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 | Posted by Debby Levinson | Labels: , , , 0 comments

The Science Festival Alliance supports the development and promotion of science festivals worldwide. We worked with the SFA to reorganize their existing website, design a new home page, and extend elements of the redesign throughout the site. We also improved their dynamic map to display member and non-member science festivals around the world, and designed a downloadable calendar widget anyone could install on their own site to keep up with where and when the latest festivals take place.

We provided:

  • Information architecture
  • Visual design

SFA home page
SFA home page

Festival map page
Map of member and non-member festivals worldwide

News page
SFA news page

MIT Annotation Studio UI

Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 | Posted by Debby Levinson | Labels: , , , 0 comments

Annotation Studio is a set of collaborative online annotation tools developed by MIT’s HyperStudio program. The software allows students to annotate literary texts and other documents with text, video, audio, and hyperlinks. Students may also view and build upon each other’s notes, allowing for a more participatory experience than traditional solo book review and annotations.

MIT approached us to refine Annotation Studio’s color palette, typography, iconography, and visual approach to displaying annotations and other metadata. To meet technical requirements, we designed styles and visual elements that could quickly be implemented within Twitter Bootstrap.

Work included:

  • Heuristic review
  • Visual design refinement

Annotation Studio documents list
List of documents

Highlighting text to annotate
Highlighting text to annotate

Saving an annotation
Saving an annotation

Juniper internal app research & concept

Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Posted by Debby Levinson | Labels: , , , , 0 comments

Juniper Networks uses multiple internal tools to keep track of sales-related technical documentation. In an effort to consolidate those tools, Juniper approached us to design a proof-of-concept for a new, mobile-friendly application. We interviewed sales engineers as well as the people who manage and support them to understand the different situations and patterns of use. Based on those interviews, we designed multiple approaches for an intuitive, intelligent, and responsive search interface that guided users to the most recent and relevant information.

Work included:

  • User research
  • UX design