Adaptive Networks and Microsites

I have worked extensively on large microsite systems for Comcast, Aon plc and most recently, the NY State Children’s Environmental Health Centers. In most cases I functioned as a Senior Project Manager, Information Architect, UX Design, and Specification Writing.

Developing these type of systems is challenging architecturally because the success of the network depends upon the sites or nodes sharing assets and knowledge. It is all about collaboration and content development can be exponential.  The information can flow in two directions, one from the a node down to all the cities in the network, or up from a local node and across if the information is network wide. It is always fascinating when nodes can finally see other nodes and use ideas and concepts to increase the strength of the whole network.

The number of perspectives from the customers to the administrators makes it very complex and there needs to be considerable research and preproduction before creating the code or building out a Content Management System.

Internal and External communications also become very important for these ever changing systems. Communication tools and Social Accounts sit on top of the network once it’s established. In most cases there is also a necessary training component to teach local admins how to customize the system for their area.

In the case of NYSCECH we created a network of seven children’s hospitals with environmental centers across NY State. One important component was to have the user be able to find their local center by the 62 counties. This project is still in development.

Aon Plc Examples…

Some Comcast Spotlight Version 1 Examples…

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This is a site for my consultancy that specializes in UX, Information Architecture, Strategy and IT Project Management. I have worked on the forefront of digital technology over the last 15+ years creating solutions and prototypes for digital content systems, social networks, and mobile. My domain concentrations are prototyping, digital content, social networks and mobile I have worked with both B2B and B2C audiences and have managed projects for Aon plc, Comcast, MSN, AOL, Scholastic, and PBS among others. I have also developed non profit and community based projects that operate on a limited budget, which I find to be challenging but very rewarding.

I believe that structurally it’s all storytelling or revealing information in a strategic timeframe, and that metrics and analytics dictate the effectiveness of that story.

The content on this site is just a sample. There are many more examples that might fit the problems you are trying to solve. I find a great part of what I do is researching multiple strategic solutions, or A/B testing prototypes and discovering what works best via analytics.

Innovative Firsts: I worked with Newline Features on their first internet trailers (1998), helped create a neighborhood wireless network in 1999, developed the first physicians’ channel for AOL(2000), created and architected the first internet portal for all of Comcast’s Ad Sales (2004) and project managed the first US National public facing microsite system for Aon plc (2014).

– John Culhane

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J. F. Culhane – Information Architect – Project Management – UX – Prototype Development

This is a site for my consultancy that specializes in UX, Information Architecture, Strategy and IT Project Management. I have worked on the forefront of digital technology over the last 15+ years creating solutions and prototypes for digital content systems, social networks, and mobile. My domain concentrations are prototyping, digital content, and community development. I have worked with both B2B and B2C audiences and have managed projects for Aon plc, Comcast, MSN, AOL, Scholastic, and PBS among others. I have also developed non profit and community based projects that operate on a limited budget, which I find to be challenging but very rewarding.
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