Hi, I’m David.
I’m a user experience designer working principally across the areas of interaction design / user-centred design and web / user interface design. I care about making websites and software that meet the needs of their users.
A little background
I have over ten years’ experience in the industry and a real passion for what I do. Most of my skills I have learned by doing, although I also gained a distinction in a postgraduate level course in User Interface Design and Evaluation from the Open University in 2009 and, earlier in my career obtained an MA in information studies.
I created my first basic website in 1995 and started working professionally with the Web in the late 90s, moving on to work with some renowned non-profit, cultural heritage and educational organisations such as the BBC, the Wellcome Trust and Birkbeck, University of London. I am currently working as a senior user interface designer at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London.
User-centred design and engagement: At present I am working within the field of digital cultural heritage and digital humanities, employing user-centred design methodologies to a wide variety of projects. I am particularly interested in how design can increase engagement with digital resources in these areas.
Digital arts and cultural heritage. Between 2011-12 I was a committee member for the Museums Computer Group which allowed me to learn more about developments in the digital cultural heritage industry. One of the high points of my time was helping with the organisation and running of the 2012 UK Museums on the Web conference.
Mobile design: I am also interested in design for mobile devices and improving the long-form reading experience on the Web.
When I’m not working I’ll probably be out and about walking, cycling, doing something music-related, taking photos or trying to get my meditation practice into some kind of shape. I sort of write about some of these things, very infrequently, on my other blog.