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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UPDATE: This website is VERY out of date & here for archive purposes only!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 company website: muigui and my online CV: linkedin

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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

www.marieclaire.co.uk

www.nowmagazine.co.uk

www.trustedreviews.com

www.housetohome.co.uk

www.goodtoknow.co.uk

www.seatwave.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

Research

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)

Links

http://del.icio.us/mazy

 

Interactive Media

Some M.A College projects of mine -

ENVIRONET

Environet

Product: Mobile phone social software location-based service.
Role: Usability Testing & Concept Development
Go to EnviroNet site

ELITE CARS

elite cars

Multimedia Business Scoping Project
Go to Project Log Website
Go to Pitch Presentation

A BROTHERS MURDER

A Brothers Murder

Product: Interactive story - game prototype.
Role: Coding with Lingo scripting.
Go to my Technologies Report Website

Websites

IPC MEDIA

I did front-end development - html / css and project co-ordination on numerous websites, including:

www.housetohome.co.uk

www.nowmagazine.co.uk

www.practicalparenting.co.uk

www.cyclingweekly.co.uk

www.mbr.co.uk

www.miniworld.co.uk

BUDGET CD

Budget CD.com

Site: e-commerce outlet for bargain CD box-sets.
Role: Website design and e-commerce system implementation
site no longer live

SOUL MUSIC HQ

Soul Music HQ.co.uk

Site: Soul Music referenece material and photo archive.
Role: Website Design
www.soulmusichq.com

MEDIA CITIZENS

media citizens

Site: Info site for Media Citizens media productions, training and consultancy
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)

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