I have deep expertise in using visual design to make information and interactions clear and relevant for people, which I wrote about in Visual Usability, conducting research to inform design, and planning information across a system. I teach interaction and information design part-time at Northeastern University. Previously, I co-founded Nimble Partners, a UX design consulting firm, was a publishing advisor to the community at MIT, and led a design team at early web personalization software company ATG.
Work in progress on a new entry point to high-performance research compting at Harvard. Version 1 streamlined access to batch and interactive applications. Version 2 will use templates for single-click access to the most common resources, on 2 environments (shown). Looking beyond, Sid will faciliatate access to multiple enviroments, configurable storage, and shared data.
Templates in development to improve usability, scaleability, responsiveness, and accessibility of Dataverse data repository software, including adopting the DataTags system for identifying sensitive data.
Story map to plan the integration of DataTags and other new features.
I worked with two startup founders, an entrepreneur and a law professor, to define, design, and launch a web application designed to promote civil discourse on divisive topics.
Students learn observation and modeling techniques to understand and design for multi-channel systems.
Shown: "MFan" concept for enhancing a visit to Boston's MFA, by Matt Salerno
Students learn to analyze and work with datasets, and apply methods for giving form to information to design visual data stories.
Shown: "Explaining Henry: A 46 Year Quest to Produce a Male Heir" by Gil Pocaterra, "Evolution of Female Participation in the Summer Olympics" by Natasha Taylor
Students learn and apply user-centered research and design principles through project work. They conduct research, develop prototypes, apply visual design to user interfaces, and code and test a basic responsive web site.
Shown: Memory Box by Tia Thompson
Morgan Kaufman, 2013, with Deborah Levinson
This book helps web application developers understand and improve visual interfaces. It provides a framework and criteria for making design decisions that are appealing and communicate clearly. Published in English and Chinese. doi.org/10.1016/C2012-0-00687-4 | Goodreads | Amazon
Debby and I ran workshops based on the principles in the book at the International UXPA conference and Boston CHI.
Forthcoming. In The 3rd International Workshop on Practical Reproducible Evaluation of Systems (P-RECS). A. Trisovic, P. Durbin, T. Schlatter, G. Durand, S. Barbosa, D. Brooke, M. CrosasThe paper explains the current situation for researchers, and how we address it in Dataverse software.
Decipher Vol. 1., 2019, by Jessica Barness and Amy Papaelias with Tania Schlatter
Speculative essay on design research repositories, resulting from the AIGA Design Educator's workshop.
Archived Nimble Partners blog with essays, news, presentations, and portfolio posts from 2008-2014.
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