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Dan Ivancic
UX/UE Designer
Web Developer
I am a web developer and usability designer commited to producing high-quality results and continually updating and improving skills. I am passionate about the future of technology, software, user-experience and design.
Experience
Owner / Freelance
Eudaemonia LLC Rochester, NY

January 2014 → Present

I started Eudaemonia as a way to accept contract work and enable me to pursue my own ideas, products, and services.

The projects I have completed include:

  • Large scale report generation from normalized databases
  • UX Interfaces and Forms
  • Interactive marketing materials
  • 'Interactive Multimedia Kiosk' web applications for on-location event marketing and customer engagement
  • Custom site designs
  • Server setup, management and repair
  • Extensive Magento and Wordpress development

Internally, I have developed and designed both a web/home-server data management system and a home-automation platform utilizing micro-controllers and optional server.

Web Developer/Designer
Citigroup Amherst, NY

September 2015 → December 2015

I accepted this job contractually in order to experience direct employment in a corporate environment as opposed to solely doing freelance work. I enjoyed working as a member of the web team in addition to completing solo projects. I returned to freelance work as I felt my skills and career were not being adequately advanced in the direction I desired.

  • Utilized CMS and Regular Expressions to make sitewide changes
  • Designed user-facing pages, forms and emails for high value clients
  • Met novel design challenges while adhering to company branding and procedures
  • Worked as a member of a team to coordinate efforts and maintain revision history, resources and code
Usability and Experience Design Intern
NIOSH Pittsburgh, PA

June 2012 → September 2012

After my M.A. degree I was awarded an internship at a NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Research Center to work with a 360° six projector stereoscopic virtual reality room used for mine safety and rescue training simulations and research.

The internship gave me the freedom to select my own projects and work with a number of staff.

  • Redesigned the VR room control scheme and built an effective one-handed control device using a smooth tracking air-mouse fitted with a working Xbox 360 controller joystick
  • Created less intrusive reticules for targeting inside the simulator application to increase immersion
  • Worked on tracking solutions inside the simulator which had not yet been implemented
  • Interfaced sensors into an Android application using a micro-controller for a separate project to monitor mine worker positions and gas concentrations
Graduate Assistant & Research Assistant
SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY

September 2010 → May 2012

Graduate Assistant

I worked concurrently for two college departments: the 'Institute for Global Engagement' and 'Research and Individualized Student Experiences'

  • Built both department websites and created content
  • Created brochures, marketing materials and official certificates
  • Conducted a statistical review of student involvement in research across a five year period
  • Created a wiki-style website to facilitate faculty collaboration and knowledge-sharing about experiences abroad

Research Assistant

I worked for the Psychology department in the 'Learning and Emotion Lab'

  • Programmed the 'Java Affect Map' research tool for measuring participants affect and activation
  • Presented Java Affect Map at SUNY Oswego Quest (research presentations week) and made the program available for student research
  • Analyzed chair pressure-sensor data using Data Mining techniques to recognize posture positions
  • Received a Summer Scholars stipend and presented Java Affect Map at Summer Scholars conference
Education
M.A. Human Computer Interaction
SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY

September 2010 → May 2012

I chose the Human Computer Interaction Program in order to migrate into the Computer Science and Technology field while still retaining value from my education and interest in psychology. I enjoyed the program and subject matter which has a strong focus on design, usablity, user testing, programming, technical knowledge, project manangement, and writing and communicating ideas.

I completed many projects in two years of the program. A few examples that stand out are

  • An experiment I conducted ultimately titled "A Virtual Perspective : Measuring Engagement and Perspective in Virtual Art Galleries" which gained publication in 2015
  • An experiment I designed and conducted to measure the effectiveness of the CBT (computer-based training) materials used to teach mine safety and navigation at the NIOSH center I would internship at.
  • A data-visualization I constructed to explain the convoluted and extensive lore behind the Elder Scrolls videogame series

In addition to the course work, I also served as a Graduate Assistant in two departments and as a Research Assistant.

B.A. Psychology with Cognitive Science
SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY

September 2004 → May 2009

I majored in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science as I quickly became more interested in the hard-science of psychology which included subjects such as neural networks and neurology.

I earned the distinction of Magna Cum Laude and maintained a scholarship and high GPA throughout. I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Cognitive Science.

During my Sophomore year I served as a research assistant managing participants and collecting data for a linguistics study to catalog regional dialects. In my Junior year I served as a Teaching Assistant for the core psychology research methods course.

Portfolio
Audubon Information Kiosk

2016

HTML5 & CSS3 Javascript & jQuery PHP Usability Design Wordpress

This is a touchscreen kiosk built for the Audubon Society to enable them to display articles, images, videos, maps and external websites all within a cleanly branded touchscreen housed within a museum-style static display board. It is built to enable simple updating of content and page hierarchy without requiring technical knowledge. It was installed in May 2016 at the Audubon Society near the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge in Central New York.
The display is designed to be seen at 1920x1080 resolution although adapts to various screen sizes. It is used in conjunction with browser kiosk plugins requiring credentials to do anything other than stay on the site in fullscreen.

Web-based Resume

2015

HTML5 & CSS3 Javascript & jQuery PHP Usability Design

This resume was designed to showcase a compact yet detailed overview of my skills and experience in an accessible format. The design, code, concept, and interactivity features are created by me using Javascript, jQuery, HTML5 and CSS3 animations.

Data Repository
Data Repository Gallery

2013, 2014 & 2015

HTML5 & CSS3 PHP MySQL Javascript & jQuery Usability Design General Programming Principles

This is my ambitious personal/company project. The concept is to provide a single mechanism to file and organize all personal data in one place to optimize future retrieval and organization while minimizing clutter and lost data. Images, recipes, notes, resources, videos, music, events, locations of objects, etc. It is designed to be extensible by allowing users to create their own terms and data structures in a user friendly way that is inherent to functionality. It enables powerful and easy organization by utilizing set theory and neural network principles.

Web-Controlled Lighting
Light Control Interface

2013, 2014 & 2015

Micro-Controllers Networking General Programming HTML5 & CSS3 PHP
This project allows me to control lighting and switches via a webpage using networked micro-controllers, shift registers and relays. It is relatively easy to install and setup for the benefits it offers and is highly extensible.
Eudaemonia.Net

2015

Wordpress HTML5 & CSS3 Javascript & jQuery PHP

This is a relatively simple website I designed in order to provide Eudaemonia.net a web presence and display the currently available services. It is a custom designed Wordpress theme.

LobstahBox.com
Full Width Design Narrow Design Narrow Design

May 2015

Wordpress HTML5 & CSS3 Javascript & jQuery PHP

This was a Wordpress website I designed as a custom theme based on a provided image. It matches almost exactly the template and is further designed with a reactive layout for small mobile devices.

Video Gallery Kiosk Display
Full Width Design

January 2015

HTML5 & CSS3 Javascript & jQuery PHP IIS Servers

This is a project designed to meet specific requirements in playing promotional and informational videos on a fullscreen interactive display.

The videos automatically play and loop in sequence and can be jumped between by clicking on the icon tiles. The page goes fullscreen automatically and remains in fullscreen permanently by use of the screenfull.js library and managing events that would otherwise take it out of fullscreen. The videos cannot be paused or stopped as that was part of the design requirements.

As part of the project I also remotely configured two IIS servers to serve as the mobile event kiosks.

Patience Brewster

2014 & 2015

Magento MySQL Javascript & jQuery HTML5 & CSS3 PHP LAMP Servers Usability Design

I did an extensive amount of customizations and features to this site including complex shipping setup, extension management and manipulation, MVC flow, custom modules, forms, custom theme design, interactivity features, debugging, and building custom scripts to manipulate the product catalog and images. I learned Magento specifically for this project and was able to pick it up quickly and effectively.

It has since been redesigned external to the firm I was working on behalf of. The site I am responsible for is available via the link.

Employee Health Report Generation
Data Export Page

March - April 2014

PHP MySQL Javascript & jQuery HTML5 & CSS3

This was a project for an employee fitness and health management company that desired multiple detailed report formats for their clients employees. I developed form controls to select the type of report to generate with a preview of its layout and contents as well as configurable details and date range. I wrote all the code used to retrieve the applicable data from the normalized database and generate the reports into a .csv download.

Virtual Art Gallery Publication

February - May 2011

Research Design Usability Design Writing

This is a paper written for a project course (half-thesis) in my M.A. degree that was eventually published under the title 'A Virtual Perspective: Measuring engagement and perspective in virtual art galleries'. It discusses factors relating to immersion and experience of digital art through different mediums and interaction methods and includes a research experiment I conducted using mixed trials and methods of interaction.

Java Affect Map

2011

Java Graphic Design - GIMP

This is a research prompting tool I created for the Learning and Emotion Lab at SUNY Oswego. It is an automated prompting program that displays the 'Affect Map' used for self-reports of participant affect and activation. It includes additional options for the prompting interval, variations for which interface to be used, whether to play a chime and where to save the resulting .csv file.

Eudaemonia Logo
Base Image Resource Cyan Design Cyan Textured Design Green Textured Design Green Textured Design Green Textured Design

May 2015

Graphic Design - GIMP

A basic example of photo editing and graphic manipulation. I used a photo image of a Eudaemonia Brachyura moth and transformed it into a suitable logo image using paths, reflection, blur filters, freehand design, and other techniques.

Soap Recipe Maker

Q4 2012

Java

This is a personal project that enables quality soap to be made out of essentially any workable combination of oils. Using the constituent molecular-chain oil percentages for common oils it constructs recipes possessing soap characteristics that fall within a user-defined range.

Although only employed for personal use, it works very well and greatly simplifies creating new functional soap recipes.

Skills
HTML5 & CSS3
  • Template Matching
  • Custom Designs
  • Responsive Layouts
  • Animations
  • Cross-Browser Support
Javascript & jQuery
  • UI Design
  • Complex Functionality
  • Library Imports
  • Object Orientation
PHP
  • Modularity and Maintainable Code Organization
  • AJAX, JSON, Forms
  • Sessions
  • Database Interaction
MySQL
  • Normalization
  • Query Structure
  • Command Line
  • PHPMyAdmin
  • Data Types
Graphic Design - GIMP
  • Layers
  • Pathing
  • Transformations
  • Effects
  • Tools
General Programming
  • Object Orientation, Classes, Inheritance
  • API Comprehension
  • Web Resource & Support Navigation
  • Technical Knowledge
Java
  • SWING
  • Netbeans
  • Object Orientation & Inheritance
Wordpress
  • Complex Custom Themes
  • Plugins and Plugin Customization
  • WooCommerce, eCommerce features, Payment Gateways
  • Custom Widgets
  • Social Media Integration
  • Custom Development and Functionality
Magento
  • Model View Controller
  • Extension Management (Magento Connect, Custom Install, Extension Modification)
  • Custom Scripting
  • Product Management
  • Complex Shipping
  • Best-Practices Modification
  • Themes
  • Custom Modules
SEO
  • Schema.org Tags
  • Analytics
  • Wordpress and Magento SEO Integrations
  • Redirects
  • Keyword and Content Consistency
LAMP Servers
  • FTP
  • Command Line
  • Access Permissions
  • MYSQL
  • Apache, Virtualhosts
  • PHP
  • PHPMyAdmin, MySQL Command Line
  • Debian, Ubuntu, Centos
  • SSL
  • File Sharing
  • Email
IIS Servers
  • Setup
  • Troubleshooting
Networking
  • DNS
  • Networking Configuration
  • Routers, Switches
  • Resource Sharing
  • Port Forwarding
Usability Design
  • Usability Testing
  • Human Factors
  • Best Practices
  • Schemas
  • User-Centered Design
  • UX Development Techniques
  • Prototyping and Iterative Design
Micro-Controllers
  • Arduino
  • Ethernet Libraries
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Electronic Components
  • Electrical Wiring and Diagrams
  • .ino (C++) programming
Contact
Phone
585-455-5593
Email
vivanpc@gmail.com
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