Professional Profile Pat Godfrey
Updated by Pat Godfrey: September 2017
I am Pat Godfrey. I design successful universal solutions to meet your business and digital consumer needs. (I solve stuff and work to make things simply better).
As a strong advocate for the way consumers think, learn, and behave, I design inclusively for accessibility, usability, usefulness, and learning preferences to advantage your business across all channels, devices, and abilities.
As a Universal and User Experience designer, I consult with your consumers, design team, your stakeholders, and your engineers with a users’ perspective toward delivering the responsive, mobile-first communication and content your customer needs, and your business wants.
Quality platform and website design, low to hi-fidelity prototyping, best practice techniques, and research build on the success of your company and its services and products.
I am a qualified designer, teacher, and manager specialising in learning and customer transactions in the digital paradigm. Go to the About Me page for more.
My hobbies include digital painting. I held my first art exhibition in July 2017, which was extended for 4 weeks. I am also being coached in how to paint with acrylics and will in turn hold workshops using Microsoft PowerPoint to produce vector graphics. Find me on Behance.
User Experience Design / Technical Writer
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, February 2012 - February 2017
Improved UX, LD, IxD, and CD through consultancy with agile teams adding new features to legacy and new platforms. Demonstrated and tested designs using wireframes and high fidelity prototypes. Designed and developed HTML solutions and user support adjuncts.
Note: Extended eleven times with discontiguous titles to give a continuity of service as the organisation changed.
Line, April 2011 - Nov 2011
Creating learning schemas and episodes for new HP server equipments and procedures (Full ADDIE/SAT Process).
Supplied Instructional and Creative Design, photography, and high-fidelity vector illustrations to the project and team.
Note: Extended twice.
MSc Electronic Learning Technologies, Distinction
University of Portsmouth, UK, 2004 - February 2007
Equipping designers to operate both practically and strategically in the development and promotion of eLearning resources in the widest range of educational environments. Including:
- Human Computer Interaction and Interface Design for Cognition and Education
- Design for diversity
- Practitioner Research in Education
- Instructional Design
- Strategies for the Development of Online Courses
- Use of media in Educational Materials
- Networks (Internet and Intranets)
Graduate City Guilds Institute, Leadership and Management
City and Guilds, UK, 2006 - 2006
Comparable level to a British honours degree. Recipients prove operational ability and expertise at a middle management level.
Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education)
University of Portsmouth, 2002 - 2004
Core professional teacher qualification in the area of post compulsory education.
MSc User Experience Design
IADT from September2018
I am delighted to accept a place on the MSc UXD at IADT, Dún Laoghaire. It's ten years since my similarly-specified MSc eLT and I'm looking forward to reflecting on and updating my practice as I study.
My bookshelf supports my interests, learning, and practice.
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|Book Title||Book Author||Publish Date||Link|
|E-Learning Strategies How to get implementation and delivery right first time||Don Morrison||2004||View ❯|
|100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People||Suzan M. Weinschenk||2011||View ❯|
|A Field Guide To User Research (Smashing eBooks)||Smashing Magazine||2015||View ❯|
|Axure For Mobile (2nd Edition)Building mobile prototypes with Axure RP 7.0||Lennart Hennigs||2014||View ❯|
|Sketching User Experiences The workbook||Saul Greenberg et al||2011||View ❯|
|The Practitioner's Guide to User Experience Design||Luk Miller||2015||View ❯|
|Undercover User Experience Design Learn how to do great UX work with tiny budgets, no time, and limited support.||Clennydd Bowles||2011||View ❯|
|UX Design Process (Smashing eBook series 41)||Smashing Magazine||2013||View ❯|
|UX Research Practical Techniques for Designing Better Products||Brad Nunnally & David Farkas||2016||View ❯|
|White Hat UX The next generation in user experience||Trine Falbe, Kim Andersen, & Martin M. Frederiksen||2017||View ❯|
|Interaction and Usability|
|About Face The essentials of interaction design||Alan Cooper et al||2014||View ❯|
|Design Accessible Websites (4th Edition)Thirty-six keys to creating content for all audiences and platforms||Jeremy J. Sydik||2007||View ❯|
|Designing Interfaces Patterns for effective interaction design||Jennifer Tidwell||2011||View ❯|
|Designing Mobile Interfaces Patterns for interaction design||Steve Hoober & Eric Berkman||2011||View ❯|
|Don't Make Me Think (Second Edition)A common sense approach to web usability||Steve Krug||2005||View ❯|
|Graphic Design School (5th Edition) A foundation course for graphic designers working in print, moving image, and digital media||David Dabner & Sandra Stewart & Eric Zempol||2002||View ❯|
|Interaction Design beyond human-computer interaction||Jennifer Preece et al||2002||View ❯|
|Pictograms, Icons & Signs A guide to information graphics||Ryan Abdullah & Roger Hübner||2006||View ❯|
|Responsive Design Workflow||Stephen Hay||2013||View ❯|
|Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Learn responsive design using HTML5 and CSS3 to adapt websites to any browser or screen size||Ben Frain||2012||View ❯|
|Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design In 24 hours||Jennifer Kyrin||2014||View ❯|
|Simple and Usable Web, mobile, and interaction design||Giles Colbourne||2002||View ❯|
|Web Application Design Patterns||Pawan Vora||2015||View ❯|
|Web Designer's Reference An integrated approach to web design with XHTML and CSS||Craig Grannell||2005||View ❯|
|Web Form Design Filling in the blanks||Luke Wroblewski||2008||View ❯|
|Developing Quality Technical Information A handbook for writers and editors||Michelle Carey||2014||View ❯|
|Intertwingled Information changes everything||Peter Morville||2014||View ❯|
|Letting Go of the Words Writing web content that works||Janice Redish||2007||View ❯|
|Microsoft Manual of Style Your everyday guide to usage, terminology, and style for professional technical communications||Microsoft Press||2012||View ❯|
|The Non-Designer's Design Book (Fourth Edition)Design and typographic principles for the visual novice||Robin Williams||2014||View ❯|
|HTML, CSS, and JS Coding|
|CSS3 Foundations||Ian Lunn||2012||View ❯|
|HTML5 Foundations||Matt West||2012||View ❯|
|jQuery Novice to Ninja New kicks and tricks||Earl Castledine & Craig Sharkie||2012||View ❯|
|Networking in the Internet Age||Alan Denis||2002||View ❯|
|PHP & MySQL - Novice to Ninja6th Edition||Tom Butler & Kevin Yank||2017||View ❯|
|Community, Learning, and Research|
|How We Think||John Dewy||1991||View ❯|
|Online Communities Designing Usability and Supporting Sociability||Jenny Preece||2001||View ❯|
|Research Methods in Education (5th Edition)||Louis Cohen et al||2000||View ❯|
|Software Project Management (3rd Edition)||Bob Hughes & Mike Cotterell||2002||View ❯|
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