I’m Alex, an independent designer with nearly 15 years experience. I’ve lived, taught, and given talks around the world. I bring the human-centered design process to information, interactions, and services, and the crossovers that make for rich experiences. Bio & Résumé →
Employing a design perspective when addressing some of the world’s most complex problems can have profound impact. The products of design — both tangible and intangible — can bring meaning to people’s lives and shape their experiences in significant ways. I blend design, technology, and research insight to create new ways of living and working.
Macromicro creates data visualizations and interactive tools for human resources management and organizational analysis. The platform blends big data and d3.js to provide a new perspective on large workforces.
Winner of the 2016 SAP Sapphire Award for Product Development and nominated as HR Tech’s 2013 Most Innovative Startup in Europe.
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Skale is a food community and mobile app that supports transparent discussions about food and wellness. Scan items into a virtual pantry, rate products, and share insights with community groups.
Finalist for the 2017 Pittsburgh Create Festival, Best of the Creative Industries Interactive Category.
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A curated catalog of the best examples of digital journalism today, serving educators, journalists, and designers. The Interactive News captures interactive media that has relevance in design and journalism history.
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An interactive, online environment that fosters new forms of STEM and humanities classroom participation, blending information visualization and social learning.
Supported by grants from Google, The National Science Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Heinz Endowments, and Innovation Works.
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Co-founder of the Interaction Design Association’s first chapter in the Middle East & North Africa. Local leader, 2013–2016.
IxDA is the global professional organization interested in the practice of interaction design and is open to designers, researchers, technologists, social scientists, and anyone interested in the field.
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IoT + Wearables Concepts for Microsoft + Motorola
Highmark BCBS Healthcare Dashboards
Post-Gazette News Stand 2.0 →
20 Generations Family Tree →
No Roads: A Study in Mapping Social Data →
Neighborhoods of Manhattan →
iMessage Sticker Pack: Martha’s Vineyard →
iMessage Sticker Pack: MV Postcards →
iMessage Sticker Pack: Nantucket →