Dave Mahmarian - Experience Design

About

I live in Miami and work as an Information Architect at SapientNitro. I am also a long distance runner and spend most of my spare time training. I run for the Run N Fun race team.

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Work

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Runner’s World – User Research

These slides are from my Runner’s World case study. This section looks at the results from the user research I conducted.

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Runner’s World – Content Audit

These slides are from my Runner’s World case study. In this section I went through all the current content of the site, then did a card sorting exercise to organize the content based on user needs. This led to the completion of the content audit and informed the site map.

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Runner’s World – Analysis

These slides are from my Runner’s World case study. This section looks at existing sites for popular sports magazines that are editorial and content-heavy. The purpose was to provide a benchmark for restructuring the site.

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Runner’s World – Web

These slides are from my Runner’s World case study. In this section I designed wireframes to show the web experience of navigating to the pace calculator tool, along with a proposed mobile web experience using a responsive web design approach. This would create a better consistency across all screen sizes.

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Runner’s World – iPhone

These slides are from my Runner’s World case study. In this section I show the experience of navigating to the pace calculator tool on the iPhone. I’ve also included a video of the interactive prototype I created being used on the device.

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Runner’s World – iPad

These slides are from my Runner’s World case study. In this section I show the experience of navigating to the pace calculator tool on the iPad. I’ve also included a video of the interactive prototype I created being used on the device.

 

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Project Lifecycle Visualizations

I created these data visualizations for space150 to show the lifecycle of a project.

 

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Running Log Infographic

My running log over the course of a week. The numbers in the circles are miles ran that day, along with the entries I wrote for the runs, and the colors indicate what type of run it was.

 

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Typography Diary

 

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  • Runner’s World – User Research

    Runner’s World – User Research

  • Runner’s World – Content Audit

    Runner’s World – Content Audit

  • Runner’s World – Analysis

    Runner’s World – Analysis

  • Runner’s World – Web

    Runner’s World – Web

  • Runner’s World – iPhone

    Runner’s World – iPhone

  • Runner’s World – iPad

    Runner’s World – iPad

  • Project Lifecycle Visualizations

    Project Lifecycle Visualizations

  • Running Log Infographic

    Running Log Infographic

  • Typography Diary

    Typography Diary

Resume

 

•Experience Designer specializing in Information Architecture, User Research, and Visual Design.
•Proven ability to follow through from ideation, to fully interactive prototypes for web, and mobile, and tablet.
•Highly collaborative while working within a client team.

 

 

 

User Experience Design, Interaction Design, Interface Design, Information Architecture, User Research, Heuristic Evaluation, Usability, Visual Design, Rapid Prototyping, Usability Testing, Wireframing, Responsive Design, HTML, CSS, Mobile Design, Information Design, Social Media, Design Strategy, Concept Development, Creative Direction, Interactive Advertising, Branding, Graphic Design, Typography, Collaborating.

 

 

Information Architect, SapientNitro; Miami, FL, 2014 - Present
Responsible for the navigation, organization, interaction design, and business/user process engineering for leading-edge Marketing and Web solutions, software, and mobile devices.

Interaction Designer, Leo Burnett; Chicago, IL, 2012 – 2014
Working on a full-range of digital projects, from rollover and rich online advertising, games, mobile devices, kiosks, promotional and product-launch microsites, to robust “brand.com” web sites and redesigns.

Interaction Designer, Insight PD; Chicago, IL, 2012 – 2012
Analyzing and modeling user needs and tasks. Developing UI concepts from sketches to detailed design including all aspects of visual language. Creating mockups and interactive prototypes for validation and testing.

 

-Interaction Design Association (IXDA)
-The Information Architecture Institute (IAI)
-Attendee of the 2011 Information Architecture Summit.
-American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Quotes

“I have really appreciated to getting know this talented designer in Leo Burnett. Dave is a humble person who truly embodies the spirit of “Stay foolish, stay hungry”. He loves to explore different possibilities in the interaction design industry and so he has extensive and varied work experience with many agencies. When I worked with him, I always appreciated enjoyed his design when he walked me through all the flow, wireframes and prototypes. His work is always thoughtful and inspiring and you can always find delightful details to improve the user’s experience of the digital product. I very much anticipate seeing him develop into a force in the industry and fully endorse his skills and knowledge of interaction design.”

-KuanJen Wang, Interaction Designer at Huge

 

“We were working on a pro-bono project at Leo Burnett when David was brought on. This was a unique project but he jumped right in. He was able to understand the requirements and User flows which he translated into a working Prototype. Not only does he have a great UX skill set, he has that Creative eye as well. He’s one of the nicest most collaborative people I’ve ever worked with and anyone who has the chance to work with him won’t be disappointed!”

-Mia Tsou, Manager, Interactive Manager at Saggezza

 

“David is going to be a UX rock star. This guy is going to do big things in the near future and is a sponge for anything relating to user experience. As an intern at Space150, I have seen him do things with prototyping techniques and information architecture that Senior UX Designers should be envious of. I know I am. He is wise beyond his years and understands extremely intelligent concepts around cognitive science, psychology and human-computer behaviors. He’s an awesome guy to work with and I hope we will be on the same team for many years.”

-Jon Hadden, VP, Director of UX Design & Development at Martin Williams

 

“When Dave came to space150 with an interest in User Experience, his passion for design and interactive was energizing. Inspired by his obsession to explore the web for resources and post his inspiration, I saw an opportunity for space150 and Dave to bring him in as a UX intern. Throughout his internship, Dave’s understanding and passion for UX grew, as he continued to seek out any opportunity to learn from peers at space, Twin City meet-ups, and even the IA Summit held this year in Colorado. When client work wasn’t pressing, Dave worked on a UX case study to explore UX methodologies and serve as a portfolio piece at the end of his internship. I was pleasantly surprised to see Dave take this opportunity also learn additional tools, including Keynote and Axure, to create iPhone, iPad, and HTML prototypes. Dave has surely proven to be a fast-learning, collaborative, and inspiring designer, and it’s been a joy to see him grow here at space150.”

-Courtney Davis, Senior User Experience Strategist at SEOmoz

 

“David exhibits the most voracious appetite for UX design knowledge than anyone I’ve ever met. Teach him an inch and he’ll learn (and run), the whole mile. Any firm looking to hire a future industry-changing stalwart UX’er should scoop Mr. Mahmarian.”

-Justin Peddycoart, User Experience Manager at Manifest Digital