Brian Harper

Hi, I'm a designer and musician from Atlanta, GA. I lead the product design team at Roadie, the neighbor-to-neighbor shipping network. I also play violin with Takénobu. Thanks for stopping by.

Selected Work

iPad Apps for Procter & Gamble

iOS User Experience Design

I worked closely with developers at Big Nerd Ranch and product owners at Procter & Gamble to create a suite of apps to help their workforce. iBinder enables sales people to organize and present sales material on an iPad. iFactbook allows employees to access and annotate secure private documents on an iPad.  myCoach helps managers track their employees' performance over time.

These apps are featured in the iPad in Business case study from Apple.

Rheem EcoNet

iOS & Android User Experience Design

I worked with developers from stable/kernel, product owners from Rheem, and existing design from Tailfin & Big Red Rooster to deliver a significant update to the Rheem EcoNet mobile apps. During a 3 month period, we shipped features that enable users to adjust their thermostats, set schedules for their HVACs and water heaters, and trigger Vacation mode to save energy while away from the home.

Try the Flinto Prototype or download the iOS App & Android App.

eClicker

iOS, Mac, and Web User Experience Design

eClicker is an iOS and Mac app that helps teachers get real-time feedback from students in the classroom and quickly gauge comprehension. It replaces expensive hardware clicker solutions by leveraging the smartphones that students already have with them.

In 2012, I worked closely with Alex Silverman to completely redesign eClicker from the ground up. The redesigned version is still in the App Store today and enables teachers to create questions, broadcast them to smartphones on the same wi-fi network, and receive immediate feedback.

Download the iOS App & Mac App.

Takénobu

Print Design

Takénobu is the moniker of Atlanta-based cellist Nick Ogawa. I first saw him play when my band, Blee's Company, opened for him in 2010. A few months later when my band stopped playing, Nick gave me a call and asked if I wanted to play violin with him. We've been recording music and playing live shows ever since. Every band needs t-shirts and posters, so I've had the opportunity to design some of those as well.

Listen to Takénobu.

Speaking, Teaching, & Writing

How Designers and Developers Can Work Together

Presented at CocoaConf 2013

Design for Developers

Presented at CocoaHeads ATL

iOS Mobile Design Workshop

Course created with the team at Big Nerd Ranch and delivered around the world

Android Mobile Design Workshop

Course created with the team at Big Nerd Ranch and delivered around the world

Six Design Principles

Written for stable/kernel

A Mobile Designer's First Step Into Git & Xcode

Written for stable/kernel

My App Design Setup

Written on Medium