Alex R. Martinez

Alex R. Martinez

Information Architect - Web Developer - Videographer - Instructional Designer

Information Architect - Web Developer - Videographer - Instructional Designer

  • Biographical Description

    • Education:
      Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology - M.A.
      University of New Mexico  - 2000

      I work at the Office of Teaching and Learning, a central support service for the University of Denver as a Senior Educational Web Developer.  My expertise is in designing educational software, data management and producing instructional videos for teaching and learning.  

       My skills include:

      • website heuristic evaluations
      • project planning and management
      • web user experience 
      • web information architecture
      • web development
      • content strategy
      • videographer
      • instructional videos
      • database design and management
      • digital repository design and management
      • instructional design
      • course design for online education

      Courses that I have taught for University of Denver: 

      • Web Application Development: This course is offered by the DU Digital Media Studies Program. The course covers website planning, wireframes, application development, MySQL database development, content management and ColdFusion programming. 
      • Information Architecture: This course is offered by the DU Library and Information Science Program. The goal of the course is to learn how to organize website content in order to maximize the discoverability of information.  Topics covered in this course include search engine design, controlled vocabularies, collective intelligence, labeling, content organization, metadata schemas and user search pattern research.
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Contact Info

    • PHONE: 303-871-4879

      EMAIL: alex.martinez @ d u. edu

      Office of Teaching and Learning
      Anderson Academic Commons room 350-J

  • Website Projects

    • University of Denver - DU CourseMedia

      http://coursemedia.du.edu

      DU CourseMedia is a course media management system that helps instructors organize and present media materials (images, video and audio). Instructors can create media galleries that can be accessed by their students 24/7 online. Over 200 course use DU CourseMedia each quarter.  

      Roles: Application architect, information architect, project management, database developer, and ColdFusion programmer.  

    • Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers
      Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers

      http://etl.du.edu

      User Experience and Information Architect. I was responsible for creating the project wireframes and defining the user experience for the various target groups.

      Wireframe: http://ctl.du.edu/staff/alexmartinez/etl/

    • JCM Engineering (Contract) - 2011
      JCM Engineering (Contract) - 2011

      http://jcmcorp.com

    • Alliance Aerospace Engineering (Contract) - 2012
      Alliance Aerospace Engineering (Contract) - 2012

      Lead programmer, information architiect, user experience and database developer.

    • University of Denver - Early Childhood Colorado - 2009

      http://earlychildhoodcolorado.org/

      The University of Denver’s Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy—building on the Smart Start Colorado Web site and research by the Piton Foundation—established the Early Childhood Colorado Information Clearinghouse.

      The clearinghouse will collect information from a patchwork of public and private agencies from across the state of Colorado. It was also developed with input from early childhood advocates and stakeholders.

      Roles: Application architect, information architect, project management, database developer, and ColdFusion programmer.

    • Oday Shakar (Contract) - 2011
      Oday Shakar  (Contract) - 2011

      http://odayshakar.com

      Information architect and web team leader. 

    • University of Denver - Learning Object Repository

      ALORA is a centralized learning object repository to manage digital media and metadata for the University of Denver.  ALORA is the primary media supplier for DUVAGA.  ALORA provides support for basic or complex XML based cataloging schemas.  ALORA in 2009 contained over 60,000 images, 5000 videos and 1500 audio recording.

      Roles: Application architect, information architect, project management, database developer, and ColdFusion programmer.

    • University of Denver - Volunteer Database

      http://volunteer.du.edu

      Role: project manager, information architect, database designer, and lead programmer. 

    • University of Denver - ECTD
      http://ectd.du.edu

      The DU Electronic Capstones, Theses, & Dissertations is a pilot project that aims to digitally archive graduate capstones, theses & dissertations at the University of Denver.  Papers submitted to the system will be made publicly available for searching according to the copyright permission and publish dates as set by the original author.


      Roles: Application architect, information architect, project management, database developer, and ColdFusion programmer.

    • ESU Library and Information Management (Contract)
      http://slim.emporia.edu/

      Roles: Project management, information architect, and WordPress Developer

    • University of Denver - Master's of Development Practice
      http://ctl.du.edu/staff/alexmartinez/mdp/

      This is a wireframe for the new MDP website.

      Roles: web project manager and information architect

    • Tre Chic Jewelry (Contract)

      http://trechicjewelry.com

      Lead developer, User-Experience and Database Developer. 

    • Christ Lutheran Church (Volunteer)
      http://clcdenver.org/

      Roles: project manager, information architect, programmer, and database designer.

    • Colorado Digization Project (Contract)
      http://www.cdpheritage.org/

      Developed and designed a secured web content management system (CMS) that allows public libraries, museums, and other archival organizations to submit meta data according to Dublin Core requirements. The CMS is used by over 100 agencies in over four States. The CMS collects raw data and then exports out a large XML file to another server for public access. The CMS application is secured and can only be seen upon request. ColdFusion MX MySQL 4.0 XML

  • Recent Web Projects

    • DU Social Work Internship Database (2017)
      DU Social Work Internship Database (2017)

      This database contains information regarding internships that are available to students enrolled in the MSW degree program at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). This database provides names and contact information for agencies that offer internship opportunities, names and contact information for Field Instructors associated with those agencies, as well as specific information related to the number and types of internship placements available.

      Roles: Application architect, information architect, project management, database developer, and ColdFusion programmer.

      http://gsswinternships.du.edu/

    • DOTS Staging and Redesign (2017)
      DOTS Staging and Redesign (2017)

      Role: Information architect and WordPress Manager.

      http://dotsstaging.com/

    • DU VideoCast
      DU VideoCast

      DU VideoCast was released on Oct 20th 2013 as the Unversity of Denver's first video portal website for public videos. Visitors can browse, search and share videos.  

      Role: Information architect, user experience and website promotion. 

      Website: http://video.du.edu

    • DU VideoManager
      DU VideoManager

      http://videomanager.du.edu

      Role: Information Architect and Project Manager

    • Morgridge College of Education
      Morgridge College of Education

      http://morgridge.du.edu

      Role: User-Experience, Information Architect, Project and WordPress Manager

    • DU Office of Teaching and Learning
      DU Office of Teaching and Learning

      Role: Information architect and WordPress Manager

      http://otl.du.edu/

    • Friends of Chamber Music (Contract) - 2013
      Friends of Chamber Music (Contract) - 2013

      Role: Project manager, information architect and WordPress administrator

This portfolio last updated: Aug 31, 2017 3:57:02 PM