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This is a semi-annual report containing my profession work for clients, graduate school, special projects, and myself.

This is a semi-annual report containing my profession work for clients, graduate school, special projects, and myself.

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    • 26 26 13 0 0 A L L E N J C O C H R A N Multi-Annual Report Portfolio & Work Allen J Cochran Columbus, Ohio allenjcochran@gmail.com (513) 633-88881 FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY
    • Resume of Experience Project Management TIME Task drivenProfessional ExperienceThe Ohio State University Senior UX Designer Apr. 2012 - Feb. 2013 Designer TeacherMy role as Senior UX Designer was to work with the Director of the Software Prototyping Center,Dan Rockwell, and to oversee a small team of 3 designers and developers.• Design and implement office website • Design interface mockups• Create feedback mechanisms for software • Design brand collateral and marketing briefsSonicRim Junior Researcher Jun. 2011 - Dec. 2011Junior Researcher with international, Columbus-based, user experience design research firm,SonicRim with primary responsibilities to assist in the design, coordination, and execution of userexperience testing and• Design discussion guides • Moderate and assist in research fielding• Create research protocol and toolkits • Help to translate and develope insightsFrame 360 Freelance Designer Jun. 2010 - Dec. 2010University of Cincinnati Foundation Asst. Director, Events Jun. 2007 - Oct. 2009ArtWorks Time Warner Cable Gallery Gallery Coordinator Mar. 2006 - Jun. 2007 Event Producer Special ProjectsSchool of Architecture & Interior Design, UC In-house Designer Aug. 2004 – Jun. 2005EducationUniversity of Cincinnati, College of DAAP Bachelors, Fine Arts Sept. 2001 - Jun. 2006• Cumulative GPA: 3.265 • Concentrations: Painting and Sculpture• Graduation Date: Jun. 10, 2006 • Additional Specializations: Art History, BusinessSinclair Community College General Education Sept. 2000 - Jun. 2001Tecumseh High School Diploma Sept. 1998 - Jun. 20012 FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY
    • Professional & Educational Experience FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLYAllen received his Bachelor ofFine Arts in the concentrations of Formidable yearsPainting and Sculpture in 2006 Oh those were the days...from The University of CincinnatiCollege of Design, Architecture,Art, and Planning. Following Tecumseh high schoolhis undergraduate career, High School DiplomaAllen worked as the GalleryCoordinator of the ArtWorksTime Warner Cable Gallery for a University of Cincinnatiyear. In 2007, Allen was recruited Earned Bachelors of Fine Artsto work at The University ofCincinnati Foundation as an Artworksevent producer and graphic ArtWorks Time Warner Cabledesigner. Gallery DirectorCurrently, Allen is now pursuing UC Foundationhis Master of Fine Arts at The Assistant Director of Events,Ohio State University in service Graphic Design, Donor Relationsand interaction design. He and Social Mediais taking classes and writing The Ohio State Universityhis thesis while he works in Pursuant of a Master of Final Artsthe Ohio State Department of Degree in Design Research.Student Life as the 2011-2012Vice President of the Council ofGraduate Students. He expectsto Graduate in with his MFA inthe Spring Quarter, 2012. Technical AbilitiesAllen enjoys collaborating Software Skillson projects, drawing, takingphotographs, walking his dog, Hardware Skillssurfing the internet, watching Visualization & Drawing Skillsmovies, and reading in his sparetime. Them Smarts People Get Facial HairFor more information 1982 1998 2001 2006 2007 2009 20123
    • Research & Design Process FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY From a client With team Concepts From a team With clients Parts From a boss With audience Successes Discovery Design Triage Output Input Research Prototyping Of history Ideas The Of area Brainstorms Final Of subject Conceptualize “Design”4
    • Analysis & Translation ProcessElizabeth B.-N. Sanders andP.J. Stappers say “The analysisof qualitative data is always an Wisdomadventure of exploration, and the Define abstract points based on the Information andanalysis of qualitative data thatcomes from generative design provide actionable guidelines for the target audience.research especially so” (2012).Sanders and Stappers describethe aim of analysis as ‘pickingapart’ and that “searching for Knowledgepatterns, generalizing findings,and finding evidence to support Establish major areas of opportunity from the Info andyour conclusions” are important generalize for the larger population.aspects of analysis (2012).In accordance with Sandersand Stappers writing, RichardAckoff’s DIKW scheme fordescribe levels of understandingis utilized regularly to understand Informationthe captured phenomenon fromdesign research protocols. Organize into categories; Identify key themes; look for patterns in the data; document the uses of materials.Often, I work on analysis withall my data points displayed ona wall, properly organized anddisplayed in a logical order. DataIn conjunction with ‘on thewall analysis’, as Sanders and Record and document as much of theStappers call it, I use databases Phenomenon as possible.to input the quantitative Phenomenon FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY What happened. The scenario in which data is captured.5
    • Project Role 4 912 Team & Project Committee timeMASTERS Thesis Project lead members (in days) At The Ohio State University, I • Establish funding sponsor am primarily studying Interaction • Recruit all participants Design and Service Design. My • Design research protocol thesis research is on the Ohio • Prepare research toolkit State Council of Graduate Students. • Design all materials I am applying a service design • Prepare thesis document framework, The Experience Cycle by Shelley Evenson and Hugh Dubberly, 1. Connect 2. Orient 3. Interact 4. Extend & 5. Advocate to the organization. & Attract Retain My research is comprised of two Experience Cycle - adapted for Thesis Project from Shelley Evensen & Hugh Dubberly (2006) co-creative, generative workshops, several quantitative demographic and psychographic surveys, and a literature review. My research is triangulated through several 1 validations including presentations to thesis committees, research 5 1 participants, comparing quantitative to qualitative data, and presenting to 2 5 the case study organization. 2 4 3 4 3 Shelley Evensen & Hugh Dubberly (2006) - Experience Cycle with Key Performance Indicators Right: Generative collage examples from research6 workshops
    • Project Role 2 72 Project Team time membersAthlete watch Chief ux designer (in days) Athlete Watch is a product to track • Oversee the brand design the statistics of sports players. The • Manage the web production web-based application is primarily for high school students and club • Oversee the GUI design players. As the sole designer, I worked directly with the client to transform his concept into wireframes, feature set and eventually, final graphic user interface designs. The images here represent more than 80 wireframe system screens and 10 interface templates. Wireframe Example Wireframe Example7 Graphical User Interface Design Template - Finished Design
    • Project Role 5 300 Project Team timeOffice of Technology membersCommercialization Senior UX Designer (in days) The Ohio State Office of Technology • Oversee the ux design team Website Commercialization and Knowledge • Manage the web production Bookmarks Bookmarks Transfer (TCO) hosts the university’s • Manage the native app The Ohio State University Help Buckeyelink Map Find People Webmail Search Go intellectual property (IP). Additionally, production About Us News Resources Available Technologies Contact Us they take on projects with a high • Act as the user advocate degree of IP likelihood. Featured Technology As the Senior User Experience Website Bookmarks Bookmarks Designer for TCO, I oversaw a The Ohio State University Help Buckeyelink Map Find People Webmail Search Go Office Of Technology Commercialization & Knowledge Transfer JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FIND US ON: small team of three designers. 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Bookmarks My direct report was the Director of Bookmarks The Ohio State University Help Buckeyelink Map Find People Webmail Search Go Available Technologies Recent News Resources the Software Prototyping Center at 100,000 INVENTIONS DISCLOSED 6,000 STARTUPS CREATED Resource Title TCO. About Us Students Process Featured Technologies Resource Title Long Resources Funding Resource Title Really Long Technologies Events Contact Us Infinite Loop Graviton Tech Redacto Ray Tech Biomedical Cellular Synopsis Tech Resource Title So Really Lo... Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum Etiam porta sem malesuada magna mollis euis- Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipi- faucibus dolor auctor. Maecenas sed diam eget mod. Etiam porta sem malesuada magna mollis scing elit. Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor. Cum Resource Title Long risus varius blandit sit amet non magna. Sed euismod. 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Vestibulum id ut id elit. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ligula porta felis euismod semper. ornare vel eu leo. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Spotlight on Tools Wirframing & Prototyping Tech Financial Billing Software Laboratory Tech8
    • Project Role 36 402 Project Team time membersShift Chief Design Officer (in days) Shift is a game being produced • Oversee the Shift brand design for students of all levels at the • Manage the web production ID u Name Notes Technical  Notes/Assumptions Estimate Ohio State University. The web • Manage the native app 2 Home  Page  -­‐  Sign-­‐up As  a  Shift  administrator,  I  want  users  to   (Refer  to  v0503-­‐FINAL)    There  would  be   1 and mobile based application will production be  able  to  create  an  account  in  Shift  so   one  or  more  links  available  on  the   allow students to socially engage in • Oversee the Shift GUI design they  can  begin  to  use  its  features. home  page. challenges to incrementally enhance • Act as the user advocate 3 Home  Page  -­‐  Licensed  Statistics As  a  Shift  administrator,  I  want  the   (Refer  to  v0503-­‐FINAL)    Assume  this  is   5 their personal wellness. The app • Contribute to the overall home  page  to  include  a  visualization  of   five  quantities  that  are  shown  in  a   measures wellness across 9 different direction some  licensed  detailed  OSU  statistics   graph  visualization  like  number  of  user,   areas such as Physical Wellness, from  within  Shift. number  of  events,  etc. Emotional Wellness, Financial 4 Home  Page  -­‐  Login As  a  Shift  administrator,  I  want  the   (Refer  to  v0503-­‐FINAL) 1 Wellness, Environmental Wellness, home  page  to  provide  a  way  for  users   Aesthetic Wellness, etc. to  login  to  Shift  provided  that  they   already  have  an  account. 5 Home  Page  -­‐  OSU  Statistics As  a  Shift  adminstrator,  I  want  the   (Refer  to  v0503-­‐FINAL)  This  may  have   0 Shift is challenge based. Not only Print Logo home  page  to  include  a  large,   to  be  delayed  until  there  is  enough   will the system challenge users, but prominent  visualization  of  OSU  Shift   meaningful  data  in  Shift  to  display.     users can also challenge themselves statistics. This  is  included  in  the  estimate  above. and their peers. Challenges range 6 Events  -­‐  Search As  a  visitor  to  the  Shift  site,  I  want  to   (Refer  to  v0503-­‐FINAL)    The  user   30 from simple tasks like “Increase be  able  to  search  Shift  for  events   should  be  able  to  enter  search  criteria   Your Physical Wellness: Visit the related  to  my  search  terms  so  I  can   into  a  search  box,  press  enter  and  then   campus gym three times this week” plan  my  schedule. be  shown  search  results.    Assumes  this   to networked challenges made up of shows  day,  week,  month  and  all  (list)   views.    The  list  view  would  show  today   smaller challenges such as “Increase and  future  only.    There  would  also  be  a   Your Physical Wellness: Loose 25 Wireframe example - one of more than 100 screens. way  to  view  the  users  calendar  of   Pounds This Quarter”. events  that  have  been  subscribed  to  or   Physical Intellectual Emotional RSVPd  for. Simply put, Shift enhances student 7 Search  -­‐  Display  Search  Terms As  a  user,  I  want  the  original  search   (Refer  to  v0503-­‐FINAL) 1 lives by asking them to compete terms  to  remain  in  the  search  box  and   against one another in small be  editable  on  the  results  page  after   manageable tasks that have a large my  results  are  returned  so  I  can  review   what  it  is  that  I  searched  for. impact over time. Social 8 Search  -­‐  Paging  Results As  a  visitor  to  Shift,  I  want  to  be  able  to   (Refer  to  v0503-­‐FINAL)    In  the  calendar   1 page  through  results  so  that  I  am  not   view,  this  would  be  accomplished  by   overwhelmed  with  a  very  large  number   providing  paging  arrows  so  the  user   of  results  all  appearing  on  one  page. can  navigate  to  the  next  or  previous   Working with 3 designers, we established month  (or  week  or  day).9 mood, identity and standards. 9 Events  -­‐  Search  Results As  a  visitor  to  Shift,  I  want  to  be  shown   (Refer  to  v0503-­‐FINAL)  Events  will   0 event  information  for  each  event   appear  in  the  search  results  even  after   matching  my  search  including  the   they  are  full  with  participants.     name,  day,  date,  time,  location,   Included  in  "Events  -­‐  Search"  story   associated  pillars,  description  and   estimate. number  of  guests  attending  (if  
    • Project Role Project Council of Graduate Students Vice president 127 Team members 246 time (in days) In the Spring of 2011, I was • Manage the internal activities elected as the Vice President of of the Council of Graduate the Graduate Student Body. In this Students position I am expected to maintain • Maintain global communication We collect the internal organization of the COUNCIL OF GRADUATE STUDENTs standards for the Council them all at Ohio State Council of Graduate Students. This • Operate the internal Committees M.A. • M.S. • PH.D. • M.ED. • 2012 CGS.OSU.EDU M.ARCH • MFA • AU.D. • M.BLE • Edward F. Hayes M.C.R.P. • ED.S • M.ED • M.H.A. • responsibility includes managing • Appoint to the external M.P.H. • M.L.H.R. • M.L.A. • M.ACC • Graduate Research Forum • M.S.W. • M.A.S. • • M.B.A. • M.MUS • D.M.A. • D.N.P. more than 80 Delegate Departmental D.P.T. • M.P.A. University Committees M.S.L. • M.B.O.E. Representatives, appointing to more than 100 University Committees, • Plan and execute the annual Hayes Research Forum. Feedback maintaining more than 10 internal Council Committees and acting as Survey the Executive Officer for internal Purpose affairs. The purpose it to understand any issues around the Hayes Forum and to seek input on general graduate student concerns. The information gathered by this survey will impact future forums as well as the experiences graduate students have ongoing. This opportunity has provided me the avenue to research, in a service design capacity the systems of the Advertisement T-shirt design Hayes Forum Assessment Survey Council. It has also given me the opportunity to redesign several websites and creates several communication plans for internal Council services. THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EDWARD F. HAYES GRADUATE RESEARCH FORUM Weekly News Friday, Abstracts due by December 16, 2011 cgs.osu.edu February 24, 2012 Submit abstracts online at the Ohio Union http://cgs.osu.edu Co-sponsored by Council of Graduate Students Office of Research Graduate School Annual Hayes Research Forum Poster CGS Weekly News Header Design10
    • Project Role Project Nationwide usability team evaluation Researcher 5 Team members 65 time (in days) During the summer of 2010, I • Establish discuss guides participated on a design team’s • Schedule interviews who was asked to evaluate the • Moderate interviews Nationwide Internet Usability • Observe team proceedings Team. We were asked to evaluate • Visualize findings the group as if we had no prior knowledge of the organization, its structure, or the nature of their work. Over the course of two months, our team had a primary research goal of identifying and visualizing the structure of the team, the organization of Nationwide and the associated partners of the Usability Team. To achieve this goal we interviewed over 50 people from various parts of the company, observed daily practices and sat in on agile production meetings. In the end, we produced an interactive PDF that could be emailed, used on the web, and To the right are example pages printed if necessary. This document from the final deliverable described, visually, the Team’s document. Due to confidentiality process and all members of the agreements we were asked not team by position. The document to provide these documents in was completely circular - any a legible way; however, we can one link on a page could lead you discuss the project and what to a complimentary point in the happened. document.11
    • Thank You For Your time Allen J Cochran Allen J Cochran Columbus, Ohio allenjcochran@gmail.com (513) 633-8888 www.allenjcochran.com12 Allen J Cochran, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,