Ethnographic interviews, usability testing of existing products, competitive research, site analysis.
Analyzing user research, identifying user goals, finding behavior patterns, developing personas, creating context scenarios.
Creating the structure, information architecture, interaction flows based on models of user behavior, business goals, and technology.
Creating high level interaction framework, page layout, arrangement of features, controls, and content.
Establishing brand attributes, visual design research, illustration, photography, typography, layout, graphic design.
Branding guidelines, visual style guides, behavioral specifications, development support.
I led the design effort for v1.0 of Amazon Santa, a wishlist app for tablets that lets children crate a wishlist that parents can then share with their friends and relatives.
I designed v1.0 of Amazon Student, a mobile app for iOS and Android devices that allows students to easily barcode-scan used textbooks and trade them in through the Amazon Trade-in program.
The user experience of the Infospace FindIt! website fell behind after a thorough redesign of the mobile component of the application. Using user research and competitive analysis I gained insight into user behavior and goals. The result was several new-to-market features, a best in class user experience for local search applications, and a strategic product roadmap based on a thorough understanding of user needs.
I redesigned onvia's web delivered application from ground up. I conducted user research, defined product requirements with the business owners, and iterated the design from blue sky concepts through the first release with product and engineering team.
An increase in customer satisfaction from 56% to 80% and a direct impact to the bottom line of $2M the year after that launch was the result of my redesign of this yellowpages site, reversing a trend of loosing traffic and declining revenue.
Infospace decided to create a new product, a white label homepage for their partners. After convincing the business owners that a user customizable solution instead of a static portal would be the way to go, I lead the design of the interaction framework, the individual modules, and art directed the visual design.
User research, ideation, and concept design for a next generation search engine. Extensive exploration of time-based search, location based search, and semantic search.
Microsoft wanted to evolve the branding of their Real Time Collaboration products to align with the new Office 12 branding. On top of creating a visual system for the brand, I designed a tool kit that enabled non-designers to create high quality graphical elements that were consistent with the brand.
I created a website for this boutique interior design company in the bay area. The client wanted a clean, modern site with an edge to it. I implemented the site in Flash/ActionScript.
For the release of Windows Media Player 10, I gave the Windows Media web site a complete redesign. The result was over 10 million downloads in the first month after the launch.
Website design and development for a local Seattle magazin with clublistings and CD reviews. I did all the design, layout, and information architecture. I used HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL to implement the backend.
This site is an exploration of different approaches to website navigation based on how we find our way in real life. This site's navigation is a map of the city Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. Surely among the most ambitious architectural undertakings and city planning projects in the history of mankind, this city for 500.000 inhabitants was built in only 4 years.
After the initial drawings, I laid out the graphics for this game in Freehand and imported them into Flash. To create the sounds I used my own voice and applied a number of effects in Wavelab. As with all of my work, your comments or suggestions for improvement are always welcome.
Daniel Jaeger is a User Experience Designer with 10+ years experience understanding users, business owners, and engineers, and delighting them with exceptionally designed interactive products.
He has experience leading cross disciplinary design efforts and is passionate about mentoring other designers.
In addition to that he led the Seattle IxDA chapter from 2008 - 2010 and organized regular design events.
He has also presented about integrating UX and agile and shared his experience with design students as a guest speaker at the UW.