Scott Stroud: Leaning Back with NPR: How We Created a Relaxing Experience For the iPad

8 May 2011 - 5:36am
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Yohan Creemers

Scott Stroud is a Senior User Experience Architect at NPR, specializing in application user interface design, news design, and usability engineering. He designed the user experience for many of NPR's Digital Media products, including the NPR for iPad app, the NPR Music iPhone app, the NPR Election 2008 map, the NPR web site , and the NPR Music web site. He is a Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 15 years of experience in user-centered design and project management.

Prior to joining NPR, Scott was a technology consultant for Idea Integration, where he designed software for government and commercial clients, including: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), U.S. Treasury Tax and Trade Bureau, and the Center for Organizational Excellence. He has a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is currently studying to become a registered yoga teacher.

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3 Jun 2011 - 12:56pm

I enjoyed the walkthrough on the development of the app. Acknowledging the inherent experience of the device and bringing that to the design of the application isn't easy. I've seen applications that leaves the experience on the level of the  device's abilities. While the application may look attractive, there isn't a feeling that they are integrated, or working together for another level of experience for the user.