Jaime Levy


Jaime Levy is an American author, lecturer, interface designer , and user experience strategist. She first became known for her groundbreaking new media projects in the 1990s. Most notable projects have been distributed with Billy Idol’s album Cyberpunk , WORD an online magazine , and an online cartoon series, CyberSlacker . [1]

Background

Jaime was born March 8, 1966 in Hollywood, California and raised in the San Fernando Valley . In 1988, she graduated with a BA from San Francisco State University . In 1990, she earned her Master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program where she was a part-time professor. [2] She currently teaches a graduate level course on UX design and strategy at the University of Southern California (USC) in the Viterbi School of Engineering .

Career

Her career began in 1990 with the creation of the electronic magazines Cyber ​​Rag [3] and Electronic Hollywood . [4] They were programmed in HyperCard and Macromedia Director and distributed on 800k floppy disks . She raises her publicity from numerous print publications [3] [4] and tv [5] to increase the sales of these disks in book stores and mail-order.

In 1993 she Worked with EMI Records Where She designed, animated, and programmed the first Commercially released interactive press kit (IPK) for Billy Idol ‘s Cyberpunk CD digipack. [6] The project featured sequenced samples, digitized video, hypertext, and interactive animation. [7] [8] She Followed that up with the animated electronic book, Ambulance , [9]That was written by Monica Moran and included music by Mike Watt from the band Minutemen and art by Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rockets .

In 1994 while employed by IBM as an interface design , she started hosting “CyberSlacker” shows for programmers and animators at her East Village loft. [10] By 1995, she took a creative director position at CMT Icon, where she could focus on the creation of the online magazine WORD . [11] [12] Non-linear storytelling. [2] [13] She was recognized as Newsweek’stop 50 people to watch in cyberspace [14] and on Good Morning America as one of “The Most Powerful Twentysomethings in America.” [15][16] [17]

As the dot-com took off, she went on her own as a consultant. In 1996, she designed a graphical multi-user environment called Malice Palace [18] using The Palace Software. Set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, users could engage in real-time chat and interact with robots depicted as homeless people. [19] Prints from Malice Palace were exhibited in a group show titled “Channel 3” at Team Gallery in New York alongside Tracey Emin , Erik Brunetti and Pedro Ortuno.

In 1997, her Silicon Alley -based start-up called Electronic Hollywood received an angel investment. [18] For the next 5-years her company focused on web design, interactive advertising, and original content development. The most prestigious production was the CyberSlacker , [20] Flash cartoon series, which won the Flash Animation Award. [1] She appeared in Doug Block’s 1999 documentary film Home Page and her story was chronicled in the book Gig . [21] [22] [23]

Not long after the dot-com bubble burst, she shuttered Electronic Hollywood and returned to Los Angeles. From 2002 to the present she has resurfaced as a professor, author, and user experience design strategist. In 2010, she founded her second company JLR Interactive. [24]

Bibliography

Books

  • 2015. UX Strategy: How to Currency Innovative Digital Products that People Want ISBN  978-1449372866

Jaime has published the following white paper:

  • The Four Tenets of UX Strategy (2015, December). UXMatters [25]
  • Imagining the YouTube Model for Interactive Television. (2007). In Lugmayr, A., & Golebiowski (Eds.) Interactive TV: A Shared Experience TICSP Adjunct Proceedings of EuroITV 2007. (pp. 270-274). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Tampere International Center for Signal Processing. [26]
  • Six Weeks at the Smut Factory: Inside an Adult DVD Authorizing House. (2003, October). Medialine Magazine , p. 40-41. [27]
  • The Small World Games on DVD: Video. (2004, February). Medialine Magazine , p. 34-35. [28]
  • Studio Pro vs. Scenarist: Is DVD Authorizing Destined for the Desktop? (2004, May). Medialine Magazine , p. 34-36. [29]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Can You Be a Millionaire ?. (2000, December). Dateline NBC[Television broadcast]. New York, NY: NBC Universal Television.
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Huntington, A. (1995, September). These Women Do not Fear The 21st Century. Harper’s Bazaar .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a Froman, B. (1992, October). Jaime Levy’s Pioneering Electronic Magazines. Mondo 2000 , p. 112.
  4. ^ Jump up to:b Ehrman, M. (1993, March). Behind The Zines. Los Angeles Times , p. E1, E6.
  5. Jump up^ Feature on Electronic Magazine Publisher, Jaime Levy. (1993, January). KCET: Life and Times. [Television broadcast]. LA, CA: PBS Los Angeles.
  6. Jump up^ MTV News: Billy IdolCyberpunkDisk. (1993, May). MTV News[Television broadcast]. New York, NY: MTV.
  7. Jump up^ Appelo, T. A Star Is Reborn Virtually. (1993, July). Entertainment Weekly, p. 24.
  8. Jump up^ Saunders, M. (1993, May). Billy IdolCyberpunkTurnson New CD. Boston Globe, p. 31, 34.
  9. Jump up^ Coover, R. (1993, August). And Now, Boot Up the Reviews. New York Times Book Review, 7, p. 8.
  10. Jump up^ IBM’s CyberSlacker. (1994, June). New York Magazine, p. 49.
  11. Jump up^ Silberman, S. (1998, March 11). Word Down: The End of an Era. Wired.
  12. Jump up^ Cavanaugh, K. (1995, June 15). Post Focus on a Revolution: The Techies. New York Post.
  13. Jump up^ Goodfellow, K. So What’s A Web Browser, Anyway? (1995, August 14). The New York Times.
  14. Jump up^ 50 for the Future. (1995, February 27). Newsweek, p. 42, 44.
  15. Jump up^ Charles Grodin Interviews Jaime Levy, David Lauren “Slackers”. (1996, January). ABC: Good Morning America. [Television broadcast]. New York, NY: ABC.
  16. Jump up^ The Most Powerful Twentysomethings in America. (1996, January). Swing.
  17. Jump up^ Powerful Twentysomethings. (1996, April). NBC: Inside Edition. [Television broadcast]. New York, NY: NBC Universal Television.
  18. ^ Jump up to:b Bunn, A. (1997, November 11). Upstart Start Ups . Village Voice , p. 1.
  19. Jump up^ Soledad O’Brien Jaime Levy’s Interviews About “Malice Palace”. (1996, September). MSNBC: The Site. [Television broadcast]. New York, NY: MSNBC Network.
  20. Jump up^ Dannacher, Lee. (1999, August). The Big Apple Silicon Alley. Animation World Magazine, 4.5.
  21. Jump up^ Bowe, J. Bowe, M., & Streeter, S. (Eds.). (2000). Web Content Producer. InGig. (pp. 297-301). New York: Crown Publishers.
  22. Jump up^ Grigoriadis, V. (2000, April). Cover Story: Generation 1.0 – Oldest Living Alley Silicon Veterans Tell All. New York Magazine, p. 28-35.
  23. Jump up^ Bowe, J. (2000, May). Day Job: Web Content Producer. The New Yorker, p. 160.
  24. Jump up^ Stern, C. (2012, September 10). Jaime Levy Discusses UX at USC. TheDishDaily
  25. Jump up^ The Four Tenets of UX Strategy ‘(2015, December). UXMatters “
  26. Jump up^ Imagining the YouTube Model for Interactive Television. (2007). In Lugmayr, A., & Golebiowski (Eds.) Interactive TV: A Shared Experience TICSP Adjunct Proceedings of EuroITV 2007. (pp. 270-274). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Tampere International Center for Signal Processing.
  27. Jump up^ Six Weeks at the Smut Factory: Inside an Adult DVD Authorizing House. (2003, October). Medialine Magazine, p. 40-41.
  28. Jump up^ The Small World of Games on DVD: Video. (2004, February). Medialine Magazine, p. 34-35.
  29. Jump up^ Studio Pro vs. Scenarist: Is DVD Authorizing Destined for the Desktop? (2004, May). Medialine Magazine, p. 34-36.