David J Kelley [davidjkelley]
What is your specialty?
User eXperience Design and Architecture, human machine interfaces
Where can we view your portfolio online?
What made you interested in design?
well my interest in user experience grew out of my interest in technology and cool looking software UI
What has been your professional career path?
collage, volunteer programming, programming, architecture, and now I'm the principal ux architect for a interactive design firm [wire] stone.
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
industry award MVP for 3 years straight.
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
my alarm clock on my phone7.
How would you define your design style?
my personal 'style' would ultra modern with elements of steel and stone mixed with sort of a lothorian forest sort of theme and maybe some 18th century classic and finally some neo greek/roman.
How do you promote and move your work?
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
all things ux design
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
idea board and bing image search
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
I'm the main source and to generate ideas I generally will go out and do something after maybe a nice idea board session using bing.
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
What is your favourite type of customer?
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
bad design and anything not professional. no time for beginners or rather no time for any one but masters.
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
one that wants to dictate the design.
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
I don't. my inspiraction folder is filled with un named sources...
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
Blend, Visual Studio
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
unless they are for me, such as a number of the wp7 apps I"ve done they don't. my personality will be 'under the covers'
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
programmer, I don't really consider my self a designer but a design architect.
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
my current one.
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
bing image search
David J Kelley