NOOK Newsstand 2.0

The challenge was to bring magazines to life while balancing it with metaphors that readers understand. With features like embedded enhanced content, article view, and visual table of contents, Magazine Reader 2.0 is one of the most refined solutions in reading.

Role

  • UX Lead

Launch Date

  • Dec 2012

Team

  • Will Hsu
  • Lester Lee
  • Shaun Saperstein
  • Chen-Je Huang

Recognition

VISIT NOOK.COM SITE

NOOK Profiles

Profiles was the first Android-based solution that allowed tablets to transform based on the tastes and content of multiple users. With a single swipe, Mom's reading library transforms into Billy's playroom.

Role

  • UX Lead

Launch Date

  • Dec 2012

Team:

  • Angela Tsai
  • Chen-Je Huang
  • Jacob Abrams
  • Sudeep Narain

NOOK Devices Global Navigation

I've had the excellent opportunity to plan and execute the global navigation elements for the last three NOOK devices. We balanced the design by retaining the best parts of Android, while focusing the experience on content consumption and simplicity.

Launch Date

  • Dec 2010 - Dec 2012

Role

  • UX Lead - NOOK HD and HD+ (lcd)
  • UX Designer - NOOK Simple (eink)
  • UX Designer - NOOK Tablet (lcd)

Team:

  • Laurie Vertelney
  • Michelle Warvel
  • Chen-Je Huang
  • Erica Bauer
  • Shelly Suzuki

Reading Refined,
Reading Reinvented

NOOK reading experiences put a premium at preserving the purity of reading. The interface has to disappear and leave the reader to complete immersion. Over the years, I've designed reading interfaces for the web, ios, and android clients. I've also designed more interactive reading experiences like catalog readers and kids interactive books.

Role

  • UX Lead

Launch Date

  • Dec 2010-Jul 2011

Team:

  • Lester Lee
  • Will Hsu
  • Chen-Je Huang
  • Shelly Suzuki
  • Ramiro Chico
  • Jonathan Mello
Nook for web
Nook for Apple App store
Nook for Google Play store

Ovi Organizer by Nokia

Breaking out of the grid of the calendar, organizer was a solution that allowed users to quickly turn their ideas into reality, share with people they trust, and achieve more through organizing.

Launch Date

  • Dec 2009

Team:

  • James Gerlach
  • Rob Brown
  • Emilio Passi
  • Jongwoo Lee

Role

    UX and Visual Designer

Roaming Hunger Mobile

As a fun side-project, I designed and built the Roaming Hunger mobile app. The app's goal was to tap on the rising trend of food trucks. At launch, Roaming Hunger became the pre-eminent app to find where your next meal is parked.

Launch Date

  • Feb 2010

Role

    Sole Designer - Visual, UX, Product Design
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I believe in blending creative, human-centered, and strategic thinking to inspire and bring good products to life.

During my career, I’ve shipped some pretty neat things as part of the design teams of Barnes and Noble Nook, Nokia, and various startups in Silicon Valley.

Products where I was a lead or direct contributor have been featured in Engadget, Techcrunch, The Verge, Time Magazine, I.D Magazine.

I am an expert in designing for leading mobile platforms -- Android , iOS, and Mobile Web. I am passionate about building products that people want. I've grown to have tactical knowledge in designing for focused, agile software teams.

While I believe in precisely architected systems and coherent design patterns, I think the best interfaces are ones that make people feel that they are wielding a touch of magic.