Entries by David Parmelee

Thrill & Create rebrand: taking amusement’s thrills to users’ devices

For Immediate Release Thrill & Create is a user experience design consulting company focusing on digital products for the amusement industry. Gambrills, MD (September 3, 2014)—Thrill & Create LLC, a user experience design consultancy specializing in designing digital products such as websites and user interfaces for the amusement industry, today announced its new brand identity.… Continue reading Thrill & Create rebrand: taking amusement’s thrills to users’ devices

Some big announcements

I have several big announcements to make. Let’s begin with the company’s story. Dalandan Concepts (pronounced “dah-LAHN-DAHN”) has been around since April 2012, and it has been Dalandan Concepts LLC since June 2012. It began as a company which drew upon my passion (usability and user experience) and background (software testing and development). Initially, it… Continue reading Some big announcements

UX Process in Action: Consistently pushing myself toward a better design

Describing the new Coaster Crew website, which launched in September, has been a long story.  I began this project by learning more about the site’s target audience and developing personas, including the primary persona for CoasterCrew.net: Javier, a male in his mid-20s who typically visits parks in the Southeast US once or twice a year… Continue reading UX Process in Action: Consistently pushing myself toward a better design

Amusement UX is coming.

AmusementUX.com is now under construction.  This will be a new brand, yet to be named, within Dalandan Concepts for serving the amusement industry. Join the mailing list to find out when it launches!

UX Process in Action: Navigating a network of 10 sites and counting

Ever since the new Coaster Crew website launched in September, I have been writing articles describing my design process and design decisions.  The series began with a post about how I learned about both the roller coaster enthusiasts and the “general public” segment of The Coaster Crew’s audience and determined how to best target the… Continue reading UX Process in Action: Navigating a network of 10 sites and counting

UX Process in Action: Designing a new signup flow for a roller coaster club

The new Coaster Crew website launched in September. I’ve been writing articles about our target audience and how each page on the site came to be (Homepage, In the Loop, Events, and Forums). Today, I’ll show you something that isn’t on the live site. I designed a new membership signup form, which was available in… Continue reading UX Process in Action: Designing a new signup flow for a roller coaster club

UX shows 8 reasons why you should join this roller coaster forum

I have recently been explaining the design decisions for the new Coaster Crew website, which launched in September.  During this series, I have demonstrated how I came to understand our target audience and have illustrated my design process for the homepage (this site went from a multi-page layout to a one-page layout and back!), the… Continue reading UX shows 8 reasons why you should join this roller coaster forum

UX Process in Action: Evolution of a coaster club’s events list in 17 screenshots

The new Coaster Crew site went live recently. I designed it, and in a series of articles I have been explaining how. First, I explained some of the design considerations for refocusing a coaster club’s site toward the general public and not only toward coaster enthusiasts. Then, I showed how the new Coaster Crew site… Continue reading UX Process in Action: Evolution of a coaster club’s events list in 17 screenshots

You are In The Loop – with my UX design process for The Coaster Crew

Designing the new In the Loop homepage, at http://coastercrew.net/podcast/, gave me a great opportunity to try out and refine my user experience (UX) design process. Coaster Crew’s old In the Loop page provided a podcast player and a place to chat when the show was live. Beyond that, it was pretty bare-bones. It didn’t really… Continue reading You are In The Loop – with my UX design process for The Coaster Crew

UX Process in Action: From a Multi-Page Site to a One Page Site and Back Again

I recently launched the Coaster Crew site and explained how I came to understand its target audience.  Today, I will discuss the design of its homepage. The site began as a multi-page site with separate pages for In the Loop, About, Events, and many more.  These screenshots will walk through my plan to turn this… Continue reading UX Process in Action: From a Multi-Page Site to a One Page Site and Back Again