TJ Ward Research, User Experience, and Development




03/13 - Present

  • Development of custom web sites using PHP, Javascript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Responsive site development
UNC Libraries

Applications Analyst

03/11 - 12/12

  • Conduct user needs analysis.
  • Design information architecture and user interfaces.
  • Develop new features for an existing Django application.
  • Design a Solr index and integrate it with Django and PHP applications.
  • Development of custom PHP.
Viget Labs

User Experience Designer

12/09 - 12/10

  • Conduct user and stakeholder research to define scope, vision, and direction of projects
  • Create high quality deliverables to convey information architecture, interaction design, and content strategy
  • Work with software engineers, graphic designers, and stakeholders to design web sites and applications for clients

User Experience Designer and Developer

06/06 - 12/09

  • Conduct user research to determine user needs.
  • Work with software engineers, graphic designers, and stakeholders to design software services and applications for users.
  • Conduct user testing to assess usability and user perceptions.
  • Monitor analytics data to evaluate efficacy of iterative design changes.
  • Implement design for web browsers using XHTML, CSS, Javascript, and Adobe Flex.

Applications Designer and Developer

08/04 - 08/06

  • Design and implementation of web applications.
  • Provide contributor support and basic systems administration.
  • Audio/video editing, encoding, and streaming.
  • Research, development, and execution of new technologies and applications including RSS, podcasting, blogging software and bittorrent.
UNC Libraries

Web Developer

09/02 - 08/04

  • Design, development and support of internet applications for library staff and patrons using PHP, MySQL, PERL, JavaScript, XML, and HTML.
  • Investigation and application of new technologies.
  • Beginning HTML, CSS, and PHP instruction for library staff.
  • Documentation of library web architecture for library staff.
UNC Libraries - Media Resources Center

Library Assitant

12/00 - 09/02

  • Development and support of web database applications for the Media Resources Center.
  • Supervision of Media Resources Center operations and development of student projects.
  • Catalogue acquisitions and maintenance of Media Resources Center collection.
  • Workflow analysis and streamlining.




Masters of Info. Science

May 2006

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - School of Information and Library Science

BA in English Literature

May 2000

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill