About Me - Mazy Jane Burns
UPDATE: This website is VERY out of date & here for archive purposes only! Please see what I'm doing now at:
My background is in Web Design, I have 6 years experience in front-end web development coding xhtml & css and creating digital assets as well as Web Production and Project Co-ordination.
After specialising in User Centred Development for my M.A, I'm now working as a Usability consultant, where I use my technical and organisational skills to enhance what I can offer working with development teams to create more usable websites.
I've done usability work for a number of websites, including: www.nme.com
I've also done Information Architecture work for a number of clients at www.headshift.com
Technical skills / software include HTML / XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop and also some experience with Director / Lingo, Flash, and In Design.
Currently, though, I mostly use Morae usability software, write test scripts, conduct user tests, heuristic evalutions and also do some freelance I.A work.
I've also studied English Literature at BA level, and went on to do various courses in Film-making, Screenwriting, I.T and Web Design. I like traveling and live baby panda webcams.
Online C.V: www.linkedin.com/in/mazyburns
Paper published for Mobile Social Software workshop at CHI conference 2006: 'Utilizing scenarios for user testing of mobile social software' (PDF)
Locative Media research image map (part of MA major project)
Some M.A College projects of mine -
Product: Mobile phone social software location-based service.
Role: Usability Testing & Concept Development
Go to EnviroNet site
A BROTHERS MURDER
Product: Interactive story - game prototype.
Role: Coding with Lingo scripting.
Go to my Technologies Report Website
I did front-end development - html / css and project co-ordination on numerous websites, including:
Site: e-commerce outlet for bargain CD box-sets.
Role: Website design and e-commerce system implementation
site no longer live
SOUL MUSIC HQ
Site: Soul Music referenece material and photo archive.
Role: Website Design
Site: Info site for Media Citizens media productions, training
Site currently offline, find more out about thier work here- www.intomedia.org.uk/
Other projects for Media Citizens:
Life in the Elephant ('Resources' section)
Life in the Elephant - 56k HTML version (deisgned to conform to accessibility requirements of client)
This page is validated to W3C Web Accessibility Standards: