John Armitage

Chief Product Designer for Visual Analytics

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http://johnarmitage.com
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SAP (http://www.sap.com)
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John Armitage is Chief Product Designer for Visual Analytics at Enterprise Software provider SAP. Working in the BusinessObjects UX team, John designs advanced visual analytic product concepts for enterprise software.

John started his career in packaging and graphic design. During the 1990s, after designing a number of educational CD ROM titles, he led user interface design and training efforts for Adobe, Bank of America, the US Federal Reserve Bank, and Samsung. Projects included advanced UI concepts, commercial Websites and applications, desktop software, and efforts to improve access and ease of use for large mainframe computer systems. Over several years, he led much of the effort to redesign Sabre's comprehensive travel reservation product suite for travel agents.

As a Design Lead for Internet consulting firm Viant, John led experience design and branding efforts for Autodesk, Charles Schwab, European equity trading site Consors.de, and Myreplaytv.com. As a member of Viant's Experience Center, he helped determine and disseminate best practices for involving product end-users in Viant's design and development process. After a period of consulting for a media software company and working with PeopleSoft as a senior interaction designer, in 2003 he joined BusinessObjects in Paris, France to found and build its internal User Experience practice and team. BusinessObjects was acquired by SAP in 2007.

John advocates user-centered design techniques, such as user research, participatory design, and iterative prototyping. He has spoken, tutored, and consulted internationally about the user interface design process, and holds graphic design degrees from Miami University and Rhode Island School of Design.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1999
Publication period end
2004
Number of co-authors
8

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Publications

Armitage, John (2004): Are agile methods good for design?. In Interactions, 11 (1) pp. 14-23. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/962342.962352

Armitage, John (2003): From user interface to uber-interface: a design discipline model for digital products. In Interactions, 10 (3) pp. 18-29.

Hakim, Jack, Spitzer, Tom, Armitage, John (2003): Sprint: Agile specifications in Shockwave and Flash. In: Proceedings of DUX03: Designing for User Experiences , 2003, . pp. 1-14. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/997078.997111

Armitage, John (2003): \"And another thing...the current site is in German\": the final project in an internation. In: Proceedings of DUX03: Designing for User Experiences , 2003, . pp. 1-15. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/997078.997107

Armitage, John (2001): Industry briefs: Viant. In Interactions, 8 (2) pp. 75-79. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/361897.361926 Citation

Marcus, Aaron, Wieser, Karl, Armitage, John, Frank, Volker (2000): User-Interface Design for Medical Informatics: A Case Study of Kaiser Permanente. In: HICSS 2000 , 2000, . http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/hicss/2000/0493/05/04935007abs.htm

Marcus, Aaron, Frank, V., Armitage, John, Guttman, E. (1999): Global User-Interface Design. In: , 1999, . pp. 772-776.

Marcus, Aaron, Armitage, John, Frank, Volker, Guttman, Edward (1999): User-Interface Design for Online Transactions: Planet SABRE Air-Travel Booking. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg (eds.) HCI International 1999 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 22-26, 1999, Munich, Germany. pp. 656-660.

Marcus, Aaron, Armitage, John, Frank, Volker, Guttman, Edward (1999): Good Things in Small Packages: User-Interface Design for Baby Faces in Devices and Applian. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg (eds.) HCI International 1999 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 22-26, 1999, Munich, Germany. pp. 715-719.

Marcus, Aaron, Armitage, John, Frank, Volker, Guttman, Edward (1999): Vehicle-Navigation User-Interface Design: Lessons for Consumer Devices. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg (eds.) HCI International 1999 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 22-26, 1999, Munich, Germany. pp. 1143-1147.

Marcus, Aaron, Armitage, John, Frank, Volker, Guttman, Edward (1999): You don\'t have to be Jewish to Design Bagel.com, but it Helps... and Other Matters. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg (eds.) HCI International 1999 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 22-26, 1999, Munich, Germany. pp. 516-520.

Marcus, Aaron, Armitage, John, Frank, Volker, Guttman, Edward (1999): User-Interface Development: Lessons for the Future from two Past Projects. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg (eds.) HCI International 1999 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 22-26, 1999, Munich, Germany. pp. 1227-1231.