Out of Date

As I am not currently looking for work (BU is great), I’ve gotten more or less lax in my updates. Lately I’ve been working on Adobe AIR for iOS, significantly more rich JavaScript interactions/experiences, ramping up to work on an iOS application, and preparing to write a complicated WordPress plugin providing third party data to numerous themes via shortcodes and templating. I’ll try to be back in the not too distant future to include these projects (and others not mentioned here) with the normal detail I typically give to each project.

I don’t think I’ll be updating my resume at this time.

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BU Online Admissions Viewbook

For the past six or so months, I’ve been involved in two large projects with the admissions department at BU – this is actually the second of the two, the first will be in a forthcoming post. The Viewbook is a key recruiting tool for the university, accepted students receive it as one of the primary pieces of collateral alongside an acceptance letter. The goal is to show just what can be done and what life is like at the university and to help solidify a decision. This year, the print publication was highly integrated with a web component, taking over parts of the admissions website but also including a custom, highly interactive piece.


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Research Magazine on the Homepage

Trying to get caught up with past project news and actual projects. Here’s a shot of the research magazine piece on the BU homepage.

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Annual Report on the Homepage

A reduced version of the Flash on the actual Annual Report, some flying question marks and a quick teaser on hover.

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BU Annual Report 2010

Each year, BU publishes an annual report to update the community on the status of the university in various categories such as research, campus life, and financials. The publication features an accompanying website designed to coincide with the look and feel of the print pub. See my discussion on the 2009 Annual Report for reference. This year I created a new Flash introductory experience and all of the JavaScript functionality on top of a layout design by Scott Dasse.


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BU Research Magazine 2010 Homepage

Each year BU publishes a research magazine detailing the efforts of the university and its achievements in various fields. The magazine has an accompanying website housing all the content online for those who choose to read there. My job was to take the existing cover and implement an interpretation of the design (Scott Dasse) in Flash. The print cover is below:

The Flash translation randomly generates the order and speed of the different topics and simply moves them across the screen. Hovering stops the entire line a given topic is in and helps it to stand out.


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Bostonia – Kenya Feature

The Kenya feature article was the cover article for the Winter-Spring 2010 issue of BU’s magazine, Bostonia. A videographer visited Kenya and shot an amazing collection of video relating to the article and it was decided that the presentation for the web would be an interactive video feature to accompany the text article. They linked back and forth between each other (article deep linking to a specific video and videos anchor-linking to a section of the article or the comments section).

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BU scores two more noteworthy sites on eduStyle, one is COM

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College of Communications

As a graduate from the College of Communications (COM), it was a privilege to work on the redesign. The old site was extremely dated and needed a big revamp.

The new design aimed to bring timely news/events, student/faculty/class work (in the form of COM Stories), and department information to the forefront, improve content organization and uniformity, and bring the site into the present. Here’s the new homepage:


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BU Takes Three eduStyle Awards for 2010

Three sites built out of my office took home awards from eduStyle this year (both judged and people’s choice for both). Delightfully, I had a hand of varying degrees in all three:

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