Brian Carter
BFA Industrial Design
The University of Kansas (2003)
Bachelor of Fine Arts - KU

Brian Carter

Resume

DESIGNER II

Microsoft, Mountain View, California
October 2013 - Present (2 years)


USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

Microsoft, Mountain View, California
Nov 2008 - October 2013 (5 years)


INTERFACE DESIGNER

Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas
Aug 2006 - Jul 2008

Project direction, lead front-end, lead user interface (UI), and lead user experience (UX) for Semantic Web Applications. Designed, developed, and maintained student tutorials to support a large-scale computer-based assessment and learning system. In 2006, delivered 2.7 million computer-based statewide NCLB assessments. Worked within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team. Presented design concepts using scenarios, storyboards, wireframes, flowcharts, and working prototypes.


WEB ENGINEER

Glam Media, Inc. San Francisco, California
Feb 2006 - Jul 2006

Implemented and customized Drupal, an open source content management system. Worked within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team both remotely and on-site. Extensive use of web and server technologies while building the Glam Network, a new online network of blogs; GlamSpace, a new community similar to MySpace.


INTERFACE DESIGN AND ENGINEER

Allen Press, Inc. Lawrence, Kansas
Jul 2004 - Jan 2006

Constructed rapid prototypes, task analyses, use cases, interaction models, screenshots, and utilized information architecture techniques for online journal sites and web-based internal/external content management systems.


ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY STAFF

Eugene Research Institute. Eugene, Oregon
2002, 2001 summer

Projects involved user feedback, task analysis studies, flowchart creation, storyboards, and software use-model development using Flash. Assistive technology presenter: 16th Annual Oregon Inservice on Developmental Disabilities (Corvallis).


MANAGEMENT

True Value Hardware and Just Ask Rental
1993 - 1996

Assistant Store Manager and Rental Manager (1000 items). Trained employees. Tracked and ordered store inventory. Attended seminars in: Chicago, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. Enacted Rental Procedures. Directly communicated with vendors. Solved customer and contractor problems.


AWARDS

IDEA2003 Gold Award presented by the Industrial Designers Society of America and sponsored by BusinessWeek. Project: Sustainable Design


PRESENTATIONS

Carter, B. (January, 2008). Universal Design Considerations for the Kansas Computerized Assessments Online Teacher Instructions. Hawaii International Conference on Education, 5 January 2008. Honolulu, HI. (Session Leader, Educational Technology Panel)

Carter, B. (August, 2007). New Developments in 3D. University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Lawrence, KS. Topics included Pavervision3D, Flash CS3, Collada, Blender, and Photoshop CS3 + Collada techniques. (Invited presentation)

Carter, B. (July, 2002). Basic Concepts of Web Usability. Early Intervention Program, University of Oregon. Eugene, OR. (Invited presentation)


EDUCATION

BFA, INDD - Industrial Design at The University of Kansas
Fall 2003, 5 year program, Master equivalent


INTERESTS

Web Accessibility, Usability, Jakob Nielsen, Don Norman, Alan Cooper, Web Standards, Entities and Unicode, Product Design, Information Design, Information Architecture, Computer Human Interaction, Interaction Design, cssZenGarden


CONTACT

Brian Carter
San Francisco, CA
resume (at) eniya (.) com