While I’ve been teaching web and interactive design since 2002, since 2011 I’ve been doing so almost exclusively. My full time position was at The Art Institute of New York City, but I taught additional adjunct classes at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York City College of Technology (City Tech), and York College.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
As a designer, my focus is usability. Type, color, and image choice do matter, but they are secondary to usability and navigation. It's certainly possible to ruin good information design with bad visual design, but the reverse, rescuing flawed information design, is impossible. As a developer, these days I expect all projects to be easily loaded, read, and interacted with on a mobile device. Anything less is outdated and irrelevant. Also, all HTML5 must be written in a semantic, SEO-friendly, and above all accessible manner.