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I am a designer. I am not a developer, but have been a DBA, and written code, including neat stuff like the first CSS for a Fortune 50. I can specify, report bugs and speak developer.

I am mobile. If you aren’t sure that it’s time to go mobile, stop reading. I’ve been doing mobile design since 1999. Don’t ask… Read More
I am a designer. I am not a developer, but have been a DBA, and written code, including neat stuff like the first CSS for a Fortune 50. I can specify, report bugs and speak developer.

I am mobile. If you aren’t sure that it’s time to go mobile, stop reading. I’ve been doing mobile design since 1999. Don’t ask me to choose between iOS and Android. Offer the platform you know the user wants.

I believe in people. I know enough about pixels, scale, code and platforms to not believe in them. Technology is transient. People are your audience and customers.

I live for quality. It makes me legitimately sad when products are built from fear, lack of knowledge, as copycats, or always take the easy path. I’d rather not work than build terrible products.

I believe in communities. I believe in the transformative power of connecting and empowering people, through technology and social relationships. Whenever possible, remove barriers to engagement.

I like drawing. And writing. Good tools and processes make better design. Bad tools impede it. If you insist on using Visio on Windows XP, I probably don’t want to work with you. My bag has markers, and a Macbook Pro.

I collaborate. If I can’t talk to the business, work with implementation teams and preferably talk to customers, it’s not worth having a designer. Teams work better than people.

I talk. A lot. In public. I have written books, and articles, and spoken at numerous conferences. I change my mind, but only for good reasons, not because you say so. Want to know what I think? Look me up. Start with: www.4ourth.com/wiki

Brands I have worked with include: Sprint-Nextel, AT&T, Qualcomm, Samsung, Skyfire, Bitstream, VivoTech, TA Telecom, The Weather Channel, Omni Symmetry, Thwapr, FaceDial, PillPhone, Copia, IGLTA, St. Luke's Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Lowe's, Hallmark, uClick, Bank Midwest, IBT, and US Bank. Read Less
  • UX IA IxD Analyst - Mobile
    U.S. Bancorp — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • User Experience Architect
    Cummins — IN, USA
  • Mobile UX Design Consultant
    4ourth Mobile — Mission, KS, USA
  • Information Architect
    Lowe's — Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Creative Director / Interaction Director
    Little Springs Design — KS, USA
  • Human Factors Engineer
    Sprint Nextel — Overland Park, KS, USA
  • Interaction Design Manager
    Sprint Nextel — KS, USA
  • Information Design Manager
    Sprint PCS — Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Web Developer
    IsoSystems — Kansas City, MO, USA
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Steven Hoober has been documenting design process for all of his 15 year design career, and entered mobile full time in 2007 when he joined Little Springs Design. His work includes Designing by Drawing, the O'Reilly book Desiging Mobile Interfaces, and an extensive reference mobile resources website to support it.… Read More
Steven Hoober has been documenting design process for all of his 15 year design career, and entered mobile full time in 2007 when he joined Little Springs Design. His work includes Designing by Drawing, the O'Reilly book Desiging Mobile Interfaces, and an extensive reference mobile resources website to support it. Steven has led projects on security, account management, content distribution, and communications services for numerous products, from construction supplies to hospital recordkeeping.

Steven’s mobile work has included design of browsers, e-readers, search, NFC, mobile banking, data communications, location, and OS overlays. Steven spent eight years at U.S. mobile operator Sprint, and has also worked with AT&T, Qualcomm, Samsung, Skyfire, Bitstream, VivoTech, TA Telecom, The Weather Channel, Omni Symmetry, Thwapr, FaceDial, PillPhone, Copia, IGLTA, St. Luke's Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Lowe's, Hallmark, uClick, Bank Midwest, and IBT.

He is currently working with U.S. Bank, and writes a regular column on mobile for UX Matters magazine. Read Less
Interaction design, Information design, Information architecture, interface design, graphic design, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Bada, WebOS, J2ME, BREW, desktop and mobile web, kiosk, touchscreens, navigation, GPS & GNSS, CPNI, COPPA, accessibility, design for security, transactional design, eCommerce, … Read More
Interaction design, Information design, Information architecture, interface design, graphic design, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Bada, WebOS, J2ME, BREW, desktop and mobile web, kiosk, touchscreens, navigation, GPS & GNSS, CPNI, COPPA, accessibility, design for security, transactional design, eCommerce, mCommerce, Agile, Spiral, Rational and other development processes, radio and connectivity, sensors, usability research, analytics, and probably a lot more Read Less
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