This page lists both my own professional work and work from my students.
Selected Personal Works
In addition to my teaching and research, I remain an actively creative individual. At times, I have been able to apply my artistic skills to my collegiate activities; but I also enjoy creating content as a hobby. The following is a sample of some of these professional and personal works.
Professional Design Jobs
- Department of Computer and Information Science Newsletters: (v8) Spring 2015 (v10) Summer 2017 (PDFs)
- Department of Computer and Information Science Flier (PDF)
- Chapter Illustrations in Leadership and Culture by Martha Garcia-Murillo (2013) (Link to Amazon)
- Mock comic book cover to celebrate Dr. Shazad Mohammad’s 40th Birthday (JPG)
- “Steve” in If It Fits, I Sits: Cats in Awkward Places (2016) (Link to Amazon)
- Header Image in “The Oldest Bald Eagle in the U.S. Was Killed by a Car Last Month.” Smithsonian.com (2015) (Link to Smithsonian.com)
- Picture 12 in “13 Pets Who Understand If You Can’t Stay Awake Until Midnight On New Year’s Eve.” (2014) (Link to The Dodo)
- Header Image in “Google Heavily Outspends Tech Rivals on Lobbying.” (2014) (Link to Mashable)
Additional Portfolios and Works
- Flickr (my best works album)
- Mixcloud (archives of my semi-weekly, self-produced radio show)
Selected Student Works
The content below has been anonymized as necessary unless student consent had been previously sought to use their work as examples. Please contact Dr. Scialdone if you wish your work to be removed from this page.
CSIT107: Web Programming I (Fall 2014)
This is a basic course in HTML and CSS that included basic visual design principles. The samples below are from the final student project in which they were required to create a website based on any subject matter that interested them (with instructor approval). They were required to integrate specific concepts from the entire semester into their site, and to have a minimum of three distinct pages.
- Final Project 1: The Golden God of Spartan Racing (Website)
- Final Project 2: Web Developer Profile (Website)
- Final Project 3: Rhyme Without Reason (Website)
CSIT425: Software Engineering (Spring 2015-Fall 2016)
This course covers the main principles and techniques (including diagraming) that are core to the software engineering process. It is not a programming course as students from both Computer Science and Information Systems enroll in it. However, as an upper-level course, students are encouraged to draw on the skills they have learned from other classes and apply it to this one. The examples below are from the final group project in which students form teams and create a process plan for creating desktop-class software for a predetermined stakeholder. They are encouraged (but not required) to include mockups.
- Final Project Plan 1: Health R Us Insurance (PDF)
- Final Project Plan 2: BookLyfe (PDF)
- Final Project Plan 3: GHOSTRENTAL Car Service (PDF)
IST649: Human-Computer Interaction (Summer 2013)
Taught as an online graduate-level class, this course was designed to provide students with a deep knowledge of fundamental aspects of design and use of computing technologies. In particular, we focused on cognitive, affective, and physical theories of how humans engage with software and websites. One major individual assignment was to conduct a website design analysis using Morae (usability-testing software) to measure specific constructs taught over the term. The final project required groups of students to create a desktop or mobile application mockup, carefully integrating HCI theories. They were to describe how these theories were applied to their design, and were required provide screenshot of their prototyped designs. Samples from both of these assignments are provided below.
- Website Evaluation Using Morae 1: MakeMyTrip Inc. (PDF)
- Website Evaluation Using Morae 2: BU Study Abroad (PDF – includes instructor comments)
- Final Project HCI Analysis and User Needs 1: MedSked Mobile App (PDF – includes instructor comments)
- Final Project HCI Analysis and User Needs 2: The Grocery App (PDF)
IDT590: Communicating Online (Summer 2011)
This class was adapted from my IST444: Information Reporting and Presentation class (described below), but oriented toward online, graduate-level students. It included basic and advanced concepts relating to information design and presentation for online audiences (with an emphasis on social media). Students had to record presentations, engage in discussions that included identifying examples of design concepts learned over the semester, and form asynchronous groups that created mock companies. In these groups, they launched social media campaigns and created e-newsletters that required them to apply several design concepts that we covered. Samples of these e-newsletters are provided below.
- Group Business Newsletter 1: We Connect (PDF)
- Group Business Newsletter 2: Click and Mail Greetings (PDF)
IST444: Information Reporting and Presentation (Spring 2011-Spring 2013)
This class was designed to introduce students to basic concepts in the presentation of information, both in oral and printed form. It was a hybrid of a public-speaking and information design course. Many of the assignments required them to carefully consider design concepts and apply them to documents such as executive summaries, PowerPoint slides, business cards, advertisements, and newsletters; in addition to presenting these to their peers. The newsletter assignment (samples of which are provided below) gave the students an opportunity to integrate many of the design and presentation concepts learned over the term into a single group project.