The Dubberly Design Office (DDO) puts people at the center of the design process. By paying close attention to what people want and making sense out of it, we help create useful products. We’ve found that useful products both satisfy customers and make our clients successful. We call our work interaction and service design, but it includes all of the following activities:
- Interface Design
- Product and Site Audits
- Visual Design
- Site and Information Architecture
- Usability Testing
- Brand Development
The DDO team has worked in product development and marketing at high-tech companies, including Netscape and Apple. We’ve been in the trenches, running large websites, so we understand the constraints and product development challenges faced by our clients. We work to help them bring great things—computer and web applications; websites, handheld devices; kiosks; consumer electronics—to market.
Hugh is a design planner and teacher. At Apple Computer in the late 80s and early 90s, Hugh managed cross-functional design teams and later managed creative services for the entire company. While at Apple, he co-created a technology-forecast film called “Knowledge Navigator,” that presaged the appearance of the Internet in a portable digital device. While at Apple, he served at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena as the first and founding chairman of the computer graphics department.
Intrigued by what the publishing industry would look like on the Internet, he next became Director of Interface Design for Times Mirror. This led him to Netscape where he became Vice President of Design and managed groups responsible for the design, engineering, and production of Netscape’s Web portal. Hugh graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in graphic design and earned an MFA in graphic design from Yale.
For more information on Hugh’s love of diagrams, read the AIGA’s Supermodeler article.
Robin is enamored of both the rational and irrational components of the design process. Originally a video and television producer, Robin worked for many years in Apple’s Creative Services group, managing corporate video production and showing people why Apple’s products were insanely great. Post-Apple, Robin studied design at the California College of Arts and Crafts. She then worked at Netscape as both a producer and art director on the corporate website.
Most recently as a Creative Director at MedicaLogic, an internet startup, Robin helped design an Internet-based service for tracking medical records for patients and physicians. Robin graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in communications studies.