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The Washington Post for iPad – Modules and Rules

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


It’s easy to spot the grid within the section pages in The Post’s iPad app and notice how each story is treated in a singular way. This isn’t far off from the way the newspaper treats stories — but it’s a much different approach from what you see on the web, where stories are packaged with […]

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Beginning the Visual Design for The Washington Post for iPad

Monday, November 15, 2010


Approaching the visual design of the iPad application was pretty easy at first. The Post has a very recognizable newspaper that recently went through a redesign and a web site going through tremendous visual and technical transformation. What elements across these products can we borrow? What do the very loyal users and readers want to […]

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Designing The Washington Post for iPad – Detailed Wireframes

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Tackling navigation was a huge part of the detailed wireframing process. I immersed myself in the ways a user might get from one thing to another and how I could leverage iPad device capabilities. For weeks I walked around thinking things like… Should it be a tap or a swipe? Would any double mouse-clickers try […]

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Designing The Washington Post App for iPad

Monday, November 8, 2010


Beginning the Design Process Before getting started, I gave some serious thought to the following questions: How do I approach design for a device that has yet to develop standards and rules? What is the best way to showcase The Washington Post in this space? Who will download the app — are they print subscribers? […]

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Pentagon Memorial

Saturday, February 7, 2009


On September 11, 2008, the first 9/11 memorial was dedicated at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. To commemorate the event, The Washington Post published a special section with victim tributes, information on the memorial design, and touching stories about the familes. I was the lead designer for the online content for this project. In addition […]

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Voices From The Recession

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Voices of The Recession is an occasional series of video stories about the economic downturn’s impact on people in the D.C. region. The videos by Pierre Kattar show an interesting variety of stories, conveying both positive and negative effects of the recession in a very human, personal way. I designed and developed the interface to […]

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