T23 Design Rounds

Design and Build

After the team of Project Manager, Researchers, and Art Director, selected an initial sketch for the upcoming T23 Frameworks website design, I worked through a series of variations to include art work from the Report Brochure and thought through the responsive and various media-query aspects.

I took the final selection of those rounds back and built our first static version of the site timssandpirls.bc.edu/timss2023 which will later be built using WordPress and a wholly new theme using Automatic’s Underscores, a tool to assist with barebones theme creation.

Side Menu Interaction Design Options

New WP left navigation development

Creation of a new WordPress included much discussions about the cost/benefit of multiple page anchors in the left side menu. I created wires and click-thrus to experience whether the length of the menu, the amount of scrolling, and unclear advantage of subheads in the nav, were worth it. Ultimately we decided to keep it simple.

Golf Course Oak

Favorite Trees Series

This is part of my “Favoriate Trees” series, portraits of amazing trees in New England. This, the “Golf Course Oak”, is a huge old oak on the Nehoiden Golf Course at Wellesley College. I created it using InDesign (!) and with only circles and squares/rectangles.



Created a lovely parallax scrolling WordPress install for the Rescue Wellesley Square Committee (RWSC), rescuewellesleysquare.com. The town of Wellesley was planning to quietly develop two large parking lots in the town center without resident’s having much time to learn or communicate about the project. The RWSC was a group of concerned citizens who hired me to help broadcast the secretive plan.

Drafts for the Rescue Wellesley Square Lawn Sign

Wellesley residents working to maintain the character of Wellesley Square – while promoting responsible and sustainable development – have organized the “ Rescue Wellesley Square” initiative. Their goal is to protect Wellesley Square from the negative impacts of multiple, luxury high-rises in this neighborhood that have consequences for the entire town. In recent weeks, they have sounded the alarm through green and white “Rescue Wellesley Square ” signs across town. In particular, they want to raise awareness about the Town’s proposed multi-story, urbanized development for the Tailby and Railroad parking lots on town property. This latest proposal comes on the heels of impending significant developments on the corners of Delanson Circle & Linden Street, Weston Road & Linden Street, whose impact is yet to be fully realized. For example, a recent traffic report released by the Town, indicated that the intersection of Weston Road and Linden Street received an “F” grade because this intersection is at overcapacity – and construction has not even started on the Weston and Delanson Circle projects.

Since this small committee of 8 individuals began meeting in mid-June, and despite the challenges associated with the pandemic, more than 120 additional residents have reached out to the committee. We hope to continue our engagement with the larger community to increase resident awareness of these impending projects, to promote dialogue, share concerns, and inspire participation.

In addition to the anticipated increase in traffic congestion, reduced parking access, local business impact, environmental and safety concerns these urban projects pose, the committee to Rescue Wellesley Square feel these multi-year construction projects do not appear to adequately address the affordable housing concerns for the town. To learn more or get involved, please visit our website at www.rescuewellesleysquare.com.

Interaction Design and Click-thru Wireframes

Preliminary Wires for new WordPress site
for the TIMSS 2019 International Results

TIMSS 2019: Monitoring Trends in Mathematics and Science Achievement
The TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is a well established international assessment of mathematics and science at the fourth and eighth grades. TIMSS 2019 is the most recent in the TIMSS trend series with about 60 countries using trend data for monitoring the effectiveness of their educational systems in a global context.

This project presents an updated wireframe for ultimate presentation of the vast array of data in a new WordPress installation to be released with finalized scores later in 2020.

Sketch by Bohemian Coding and simple HTML.

TIMSS and PIRLS, Intl Study Center, Boston College

Located at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development, IEA’s TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center conducts regular international comparative assessments of student achievement in mathematics and science (TIMSS) and in reading (PIRLS) in more than 60 countries.

    • Evolve the TIMSS & PIRLS interactive online tests and results reporting
    • Maintain and optimize current and historic websites
    • Develop new WordPress sites, themes and plug-ins for presentation of large data-sets and future testing cycles
    • Create quality mockups and prototypes for presentation of complex information
    • Ensure high quality graphic standards and brand consistency
    • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and best practices.

Site: https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/