Google - digital wellbeing website and self reflection tool, coming May 2019

COMING MAY 8th, 2019!!!!

COMING MAY 8th, 2019!!!!

Type: Digital Wellbeing website re-design and self-evaluation tool. LAUNCH DATE MAY 8th, 2019

Client: Google + external agency, Instrument

Date: August - May 2019

Description: I worked with Google product marketing managers and external agency partner, Instrument on the redesign and launch of the Digital Wellbeing website. Coordinated the development of an evaluation tool, new photo, and video content featuring on-the-street public and expert interview material, copywriting, and campaign launch assets. STAY TUNED!

Greeninfo network - web mapping and application development, 2017

Type: ForestMapper. An interactive web application featuring ancient and endangered forests

Client: GreenInfo Network + Canopy

Date: April - December 2017

Description: GreenInfo Network visualizes and communicates information for organizations working in non profit and public interest sectors. The Canadian non profit, Canopy wanted an interactive mapping tool to help their stakeholders identify over 36 data layers involving ancient forests, climate change, and at-risk species critical to their work. ForestMapper is used to bring together fashion brands, suppliers, and conservation organizations to help create sustainable supply chains and identify areas of potential sourcing risk. On this project, I managed the research, data acquisition, design, and build of ForestMapper with a full stack developer and interaction designer. I was the lead contact between the client, Canopy and GreenInfo. I lead meetings, created timelines, identified risks and negotiated change orders and rates as needed. I developed and refined basic UX principles and wireframes in consultation with clients and the project team and made sure the overarching goal and progress was clearly communicated throughout the lifecycle of the project.

Greeninfo network - product marketing, 2017

Type: OuterSpatial go to market pilot project and social media campaign

Client: GreenInfo Network, Trailhead Labs, California State Parks

Date: April - December 2017

Description: GreenInfo Network and California State Parks teamed up with startup, Trailhead Labs to test the use and adoption of OuterSpatial among State Park employees and public visitors in a 4 month pilot program. OuterSpatial is a native app (iOS devices only at the time) that enables organizations to manage and publish park and recreational data specific to the interests of their users. 8 State Parks were selected within the State Park system to be part of the 4 month pilot program (September - December). I worked with State Parks staff and administrators and Trailhead Labs engineers, to create user testing materials, develop the marketing strategy, timeline, and social media campaign. I designed the pilot program website and marketing assets. I used Google Analytics (for in-app use), Twitter analytics and to track app adoption, promotions, and user engagement. I conducted interviews with State Park staff and generated weekly and monthly reports throughout the campaign.

Stamen - various projects - 2015 - 2016

© Stamen Design

© Stamen Design

Type: Selected data visualization products for an award-winning interaction design agency.

Client: Stamen

Date: Ongoing contract, June 2015 - October 2016

Description: Long-time collaborators and friends, I worked with design technologists and data scientists at Stamen to develop web mapping and other data visualization products. Produced an interactive, data driven app with a team of creative technologists and environmental scientists for an exhibit at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center. A year earlier in June 2015, I was awarded a Stamen Fellowship and prototyped “Changing Shorelines” an interactive exhibit featuring sea level rise from deep geologic time to 100 years in the future. In addition to the fellowship, I worked with the agency to provide data quality assurance and data preparation services using open source mapping and analysis tools for custom software applications.

A Global Water Story, video and interactive google earth tour, 2012

Type: Google Earth video

Collaborators:  Denver Museum of Nature and Science, California Academy of Sciences, Worldviews Network, Visuamundo.

Date: May, 2012

Description: An 8-minute Google Earth video exploring how the availability of fresh water in different regions affects life on Earth and how a changing climate is impacting farms, cities, and the infrastructures supporting human civilization.

Roles & Duties: Producer

  • Managed a team of 5 including a developer from Visuamundo, a design company based in Germany, technical directors and regional experts from Denver, scientific advisor from NOAA and subcontracted production staff for music, sound, and video assets.

  • Grant writing and reporting. Successfully received additional funding from Google Earth Outreach (Tides Foundation) to adapt the "Global Water Story" Worldviews production for the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science into an interactive video and tour in the Google Earth platform.

  • Scriptwriting, storyboarding, asset acquisition and management

  • Data visualization; using GIS to manage and convert geospatial data from a variety of sources and file types into KML.

Financial support: NOAA's Office of Education and Google Earth Outreach/Tides Foundation.

A Global Water Story, google earth Tour, 2012

Type: Interactive Tour in Google Earth

Collaborators:  Denver Museum of Nature and Science, California Academy of Sciences, Worldviews Network, Visuamundo.

Date: May 2012

Description: An interactive tour downloadable in Google Earth exploring the themes and innovative strategies people are doing locally and around the world to conserve freshwater resources. A supplement to the Global Water Story video where users can explore content on their own time.

Role & Duties: Producer, managed workflow between lead developer at Visuamundo. content experts, scientific advisors, editors and sound engineers.

Financial support: NOAA's Office of Education and Google Earth Outreach/Tides Foundation.

Clue Into Climate, interactive educational content, 2010

Type: Digital media-based curriculum unit

Collaborators: KQED Education Network, Center for Biodiversity Research & Information, California Academy of Sciences.

Date: July 2010

Description: A four-part series of lesson plans and multimedia products exploring the causes of climate change, its impacts on freshwater and ecosystems, and strategies for curbing and adapting to climate change. 

Role: Data visualization (mapping) and curriculum development for Lesson 2b: Adapting to Climate Change, connecting principles of Climate Literacy, STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards for grades 4 - 8. Some of the content and media assets from this project have been transferred a new edition of ibooks  textbook series and courses on iTunes U. Download the 2010 lesson 2b: Adapting to Climate Change