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Brett Peach A Collection of Consumer Electronics Interfaces Web Content Graphics Banner Advertisements Sales Presentations Promotional Posters


A Collection of Consumer Electronics Interfaces ..............................................................

3 Web Content Graphics ........................................................................ 6 Banner Advertisements ........................................................................9 Sales Presentation Cover Sheets ...........................................................10 Promotional Posters ..........................................................................18 Résumé ..........................................................................................21

I trust that you’ll recognize the flexibility of my design, as these pieces span a variety of audiences and technologies. This portfolio contains projects from my 2006 - 2008 tenure with Clear Channel Radio and 2009 - 2011 employment with VTech Telecommunications. Clear Channel originally hired me to design sales presentations and collateral media, comprising the bulk of this collection, but I soon expanded into banner advertisements, web content and usability. Combing my interests in user experience and audio production propelled me to join VTech Telecommunications as a Human Factors Specialist, designing their software interfaces for consumer electronics and guiding acoustic performance. Let this collection serve as a starting point for future conversations about your UX objectives and their role in your unique branding fingerprint.

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AT&T TL86109 Corded-Cordless 2-Line Telephone with Bluetooth Connectivity • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Notable Product Features

2-line PSTN architecture with seperate answering system mailboxes per line Bluetooth capability allows cellular phones to be connected as a seperate line Three types of headsets available for connection: Bluetooth, corded, or AT&T DECT 6.0 Base [REC] key allows easy access to record outgoing messages for each mailbox Each mailbox has ‘day’ and ‘night’ outgoing messages that can be scheduled for business hours Stores up to 6,050 directory entries, downloadable through Cellular Bluetooth connection Stores up to 200 Caller ID log entries, with Line 1, Line 2 and Cellular designation Stores 20 redial entries per base or handset Conference multiple lines or transfer call to other handsets, headsets, or base Equalizer settings allow users to match the audio response to their hearing preferences Intercom between any handset or base Expandable to 12 handsets (including two AT&T DECT 6.0 headsets) Backlit, tilting LCD screen on base and LED indicators for Bluetooth connections Base corded phone works during a power outage DECT 6.0 radio frequency standard for security and audio quality

Product Sales Over 44,000 units sold at Best Buy, Office Depot, OfficeMax and Staples

Software Interface Design Challenges • All Cellular line, Bluetooth headset, and directory download functions are connection dependent Only one Bluetooth device can be used at a time, although multiple devices can be simultaneously paired and connected. Careful error handling was added for all connection interruptions, and calls could be sent back to the original cellular phone on command. • Base audio can be routed through corded handset, speakerphone and Bluetooth headset These audio sources are not tied to any line, but should be responsive when activated from the idle state, prior to line selection. A user setting was created to handle this hierarchy, especially as the [HEADSET] key could not automatically select the Cellular line, due to Bluetooth limitations. A similar setting was used for handset speakerphone and headset. • Cellular and multiline analog phone systems have different call waiting protocols and capabilities Analog phone systems use a ‘flash’ electrical interruption to trigger subscribed services. However, celluar networks use a digital swap command to answer a call waiting. With the potential for conference calls to span networks, softkey labels needed to reflect an intelligent detection of an incoming call waiting -- and when subscriptions allowed, which key to press. • The abundance of features create a stronger dependence of idle alert/status messages User studies showed that our previous systems did not adequately communicate how to clear alert messages to most users. This product was the first to include a menu item that allowed users to selectively clear the alert messages that they no longer wished to view.

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VTech DS6151 2-Line Telephone with Dial-in Base • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Notable Product Features

2-line PSTN architecture with seperate answering system mailboxes per line Base [REC] key allows easy access to record outgoing messages for each mailbox Stores up to 50 Caller ID log entries, with Line 1 and Line 2 designation Stores up to 50 directory entries, shared across entire system Stores 10 redial entries per base or handset Conference both lines or transfer call to other handsets or base Intercom between any handset or base Expandable to 12 handsets Corded headset jack on handsets (Generation 2) Backlit, tilting LCD screen on base Softkey architecture on handset and base Multilingual text and audio prompt options DECT 6.0 radio frequency standard for security and audio quality

Product Sales

Over 26,000 total units sold at Best Buy, OfficeMax and Staples

Software Interface Design Challenges • Different LCD resolutions for handset and base created differing text and cursor options. The base could accomodate 4 rows of 17-character text, while the handset accomodated 5 rows of 15-character text. I used 15-character labels for shared functions between base and handset, and relied more heavily on LED cues on the base, rather than reserve text rows for messages or icons. • For cost reduction, the handset Line 1 and Line 2 keys could not be backlit. To ensure that users understood which handset keys could answer an incoming call or a place a new call, I included heavy use of icons, text messages, and hierarchies built into the key programming. • No associated line for the handset [SPEAKERPHONE] key, typically used for toggling speakerphone mode A new hierarchy was developed for the key to select the first available line or answer an incoming call. • No [INTERCOM] and [REDIAL/PAUSE] keys on the base, due to I/O constraints The intercom function was inserted into the main menu according its priority amongst other menu tasks. Redial and pause were placed as base softkey functions, requiring critical softkey planning to mirror the handset interface as much as possible. • For cost reduction, the handset borrowed tooling from a previous 1-Line model. The first generation DS6151 reused a previous product’s mechanical housing, putting rocker keys under unrelated functions. User trials revealed that the rocker keys were often “mashed” together, resulting in unpredictable behavior. New mechanical handling was added, and keys were retooled for seperation.

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Task Flows for Telephone Products

7.3.11HS: Make a speed dial call from Idle Task Specific Information  If the user presses-and-holds a numeric key that is unassigned for speed dial and the directory has any stored entries, the Speed Dial Editor will appear, with the selector in the top row position at the numeric value that was pressed. o When in the Speed Dial Editor, pressing [TALK] or [SPEAKER] when currently selecting an ‘unassigned’ slot will go off-hook with an empty dial buffer.

ANS ON

Kitchen 11/22 12:41PM REDIAL MENU Press-and-hold [NUMBER] (ex. [4] ) ANS ON

-OK- or :02 Timeout

Unavailable. Dir in use by other handset. OK

System directory busy?

Yes

No ANS ON

Directory empty?

Yes Directory empty ADD NEW

OK

-ADD NEWAdd new directory entry process

No

ANS ON

SPEED DIAL 1] Unassigned 2] Unassigned ASSIGN

Speed dial key unassigned?

Yes

No

Recall stored speed dial entry

No

-ASSIGN-

ANS ON

Marcus Weathers ( Work ) 425-766-9201 DIAL

ANS ON

Loading Directory...

-DIAL- or :01 Timeout :01 Timeout Abby Gunderson ( Home ) 206-789-8856 EDIT ASSIGN

ANS ON

Phone 0:00:01 Marcus Weathers HOLD

ANS ON

-EDIT-

Edit Directory Entry Process

 When assigning a directory entry to the speed dial, a “Loading directory…” notification message will appear for one second to notify users that they are being directed to the directory. The user can exit this process by using the [OFF/CANCEL] key.

Error Handling

-ASSIGN-

[▲] or [▼]

Alan Hanson ( Cell ) 206-733-4804 EDIT ASSIGN

 When a speed dial entry is recalled, it will appear on screen for 1 second before dialing out automatically using the earpiece delivery. o A user may dial out within the 1 second window by pressing -DIAL-, [TALK] or [SPEAKER], and will go off-hook using the respective delivery means. o A user may cancel a speed dial command within the 1 second window by pressing [OFF/CANCEL].

Dial out

ANS ON

-EDIT-

-OK- or :02 Timeout

-ASSIGN-

Assign to speed dial slot

ANS ON

SPEED DIAL 1] Abby Gunder… 2] Unassigned ASSIGN EDIT

OPTIONS

 The Directory cannot be accessed when: o The directory is empty. The LCD will display: “Directory empty.” o Another handset is accessing the directory. The LCD will display: “Directory unavailable. Currently in use by another handset.

Processes and Audio

[TALK] Dial out

ANS ON

Phone 0:00:01 Abby Gunderson HOLD

MMI Version 2.0

OPTIONS

2010-09-22

 All errors o Notification tone.  After assigning a directory entry to a speed dial slot o Confirmation tone.  Add New Directory Entry Process o Chapter 7.2.1  Edit Directory Entry Process o Chapter 7.2.2

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At VTech, a sizeable portion of our Man-Machine Interface (MMI) documentation included step-by-step task flows to show the operations necessary to perform a given task. These tasks flows would also demonstrate any of the following events that may be related to the operation: • keypress inputs • text display messages • shortkey labeling (optional) • error handling • LED activity • icon presentations • audio signaling • system or message timeouts • available shortcuts • and processing architectures. Most MMI documents contained over 150 pages of these task flows, depending upon the complexity of the product. These documents were built to withstand a considerable amount of change, given the amount of budgetary, legal, schedule, and technical obstacles that would surface between drafts. The diagrams for each task flow page were constructed in Microsoft Visio and imported into the final MMI documentation using Microsoft Word, employing OLE live links for automatic synchronization between the two applications. Within Visio, the flows were easily updatable by creating a library of master shapes, with instances automatically populating throughout the document upon any changes to the master. Due to proprietary issues, the sample page shown on the left is a recreation of a task flow page using a fictional product and theoretical system architecture. This illustration only exists to provide a reasonable demonstration as to what these task flows and MMI documentation looked like.

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On-Air Rotators

950kjr.com (2007)

Feature Flickers

All Clear Channel websites are a blend of local and nationally populated content. All websites are required to adopt a corporate-approved template to promote brand consistency and advertisement trafficking. However, all local aesthetic and content decisions were the responsibility of the Digital Program Director, Station Program Director and myself.

Rotating Dynamic Leads

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foxsports850.com (2008)

On-Air Rotators

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Additional Web Promotions KJR-AM Dynamic Leads

KFNK Dynamic Leads

KJR-FM Flickers

KUBE Dynamic Lead

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This document contains many tables. If you prefer a text-only version of this résumé, please contact me at brett.peach@gmail.com.

Brett S. Peach

504 N. 160th St. Shoreline, WA 98133 Relevant Employment

(206) 954-4668 brett.peach@gmail.com

Human Factors Specialist VTech Telecommunications, Ltd. | Hong Kong S.A.R., China and Seattle, WA, USA

1/2009 – 12/2011

Designed intuitive user interfaces for the world’s best-selling manufacturer of residential, hotel, and small business telephone systems. Drove campaigns to improve interface consistency across products, pioneer new features, reduce liabilities, match competitor benchmarks, and expand product lines. Worked abroad at the Hong Kong office for 2.5 years, and for a half year as a consultant in the United States.  Advised industrial design teams on navigation controls and key layouts.  Crafted over a thousand pages of design documentation and logic diagrams to guide software development, technical writing, and customer service teams. ▫ Notable projects include the AT&T TL86109, VTech DS6151, and VTech Hotel series. ▫ Advocated new guidelines on LED usage, based on neurological sensitivities. ▫ Proposed and implemented industry-leading proprietary phonebook features.  Analyzed data from call centers, online comments, and user trials to reveal strategic insights for feature enhancements, cost-cutting opportunities, and design improvements. ▫ Identified fixes to known problems, reducing call rates by as much as 8% after implementation. ▫ Instructed a multinational corporation about American value-minded consumer expectations and sales environments. ▫ Conducted international customer support for advanced case studies.  Provided recommendations for third party text-to-speech and audio enhancement suppliers.  Subjectively tested audio and tactile performance of cordless, corded, and Bluetooth-enabled phone systems in a laboratory environment. Web and Sales Assistant Clear Channel Communications, Inc. | Seattle, WA

3/2006 – 1/2009

Designed sales presentations, web promotions and collateral graphics for the sales and promotions teams of six image-conscious radio stations. Trafficked online advertising and search engine keyword inventories for websites. Crafted presentation templates for local and national clients, and corporate events.  Created customized web pages, banner ads, vector logos and promotional artwork for websites.  Handled professional printing orders for promotional materials and oversized banners.  Wrote copy for daily on-air liners and sales-related web promotions.  Streamlined and automated electronic library materials by crafting custom Microsoft Excel macros. Education

Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology Washington State University (5/2004) Bachelor of Arts in Communications Washington State University (5/2004)

3.44 GPA. Honors College accredited. Relevant coursework: Consumer Behavior, Qualitative Research, Survey Design, Quantitative Methodology and Design, Sensory and Perception Psychology, Motivation Psychology, and Psychophysiology.

Undergraduate Research Associate and Laboratory Technician WSU Laboratory for Communication, Emotion and Cognition | Pullman, WA

8/2002 – 5/2004

Aided in experimental design, stimuli production, physiological data gathering and statistical analysis. Academic focus on binaural audio imagery and broadcast media cognition. One manuscript presented in conference and one manuscript submitted towards honors thesis accreditation. Recording Studio Student Engineer WSU School of Music | Pullman, WA

9/2003 – 5/2004

Assisted in tracking, mixing, and producing multiple music genres and broadcast. Trained in Digidesign ProTools HD, 5.1 and stereo mixing, psychoacoustics, and professional recording techniques. Specialized in broadcast production, vocal microphone selection, and reverb programming. Samples and References

Click the following hyperlinked text to view my multimedia design portfolio as PDF slide show. A list of reference contacts is available, with public comments posted at www.linkedin.com/in/brettpeach.


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Software Proficiency Software Program Adobe Photoshop Adobe Fireworks Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Flash Adobe Acrobat Adobe Audition Digidesign ProTools Steinberg Cubase Microsoft Visio Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Access SPSS

Version 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3 Extended CS3 CS, CS2, CS3 CS2 CS3 CS3 Professional 8 Professional 1.0 – 2.0 HD 6 SL 2.01 2007 Professional 6.0 – 2010 6.0 – 2010 95 – 2010 95 – 2010 93 – 2010 2001, 2010 13.0

Skill Level

Beginner (1) - Expert (7)

5 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 5 6 4 6 6 5 2 3

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