Multi-Dimensional Mind in a Multi-Dimensional World
Roger Belveal is a seasoned user expereince (UX) designer with twenty years in the profession. Half of that with Boeing in Seattle designing user experiences for building and maintaining airplanes. There he helped build the first Boeing usability lab and led a team of design consultants supporting a wide array of applications, on line publishing to and advanced 3D visualization. The next ten years Belveal spent in financial services as usability design consultant for CRM call center applications, ecommerce systems and leading business process engineering. Presently, he is a senior UX Designer for Sabre Airline Solutions, where he is leading Business Intelligence visualization and mobile UX design strategies.
Besides having a degree in Industrial Design, Belveal studied sculpture at the University of Washington. In his spare time, he likes putting on welding goggles and using fire and large amounts of electricity concentrated into little white arcs to persuade steel into classic renaissance sculpture. This isn’t junkyard art, but classic forms expressed in a unique translucent motif of his invention. See his work at www.belveal.com
Fusion of worlds
It’s all a journey in the interplay of Technology and Art united by human factors principles. It’s a serious exploration and also a fun adventure. Having now become 3D Artist to the Tech/UX Design commmunity is even more fun!
Art Materials and Motif
“I like working simultaneously in abstract and concrete, that is, steel and cement. That is pretty technologically advanced for me.
IT Old Timers Tales
When I first started in IT, computers were still made of wood. The monitors were silver oxide coated glass plates backlit by kerosene lamps. It was click and wait while the image on the glass plate was sent out for re-etching to generate the updated image. The network was a guy on a bicycle with an oddly large front wheel. Talk about performance problems! Get impatient and click a bunch of times in rapid succession and you could be sitting there a week watching an hourglass. And it was a real hourglass! If the network crashed, forget about it.”
(c) 2011 r.e.belveal