To help enhance the iOS app experience available in our 8 markets, we worked to have an application available the day the Apple Watch hit stores. The watch introduced a new way of thinking, and our team had to quickly iterate designs based on a tiny interface with basic features. Working as an extension to the parent iOS app, the watch adds functionality by allowing users quick access to breaking headlines, the ability to save to their device for reading later, along with the option to read the article if connected to headphones or a bluetooth device. Read about it in Ad Age.
Client: Tribune Publishing
Apple News Apps
While launching the new sites for Tribune, it was clear that we needed a solid strategy for connecting the digital family that represented the brand. Working with the digital product team, Chris helped formulate a clear vision for an updated user experience. He lead the creative team — driving the UX and visual design — to create something truly unique. With features that include saving content for reading later, following topics, and changing the layout based on orientation, the app helped expand the reach of its journalism. The team is constantly iterating, adding new features and functionality to stay ahead of the curve.
Client: Tribune Publishing
Duo Mobile App
We have a problem. We dedicate an enormous amount of time to attempting to reach Inbox:0, usually with little to no success. Majority of emails are mere distractions that steal valuable seconds deciding what's worth reading — and what can wait. With email applications that fall short of creating a prioritized list, we created an app that used a complex algorithm based on email sentiment, who sent it, and flagged words to help put the emails that matter at the top of your inbox. Designed to make your life simpler, one email at a time.
Client: (Personal Project)
BlackBerry Mobile Site
To help BlackBerry compete in an ever-changing smartphone world, we helped launch an updated experience to help adapt their brand and expand their mobile reach. Working closely with the client, we delivered a site that was true to the legacy BlackBerry had built, while appealing to a growing audience.
Redesign of the Los Angeles Times
The suite of sites that make up Tribune Publishing were in dire need of an update after several years of neglect. Pages were bloated, hard to read and there was no clear focus for users. Chris vetted design partners and joined forces with the creative agency Code and Theory because of their aesthetic and experience with responsive design. Chris was responsible for leading the internal UX and design team that launched the new site, while quickly launching the remaining list of sites in quick succession. See the new LA Times.