This Guy, Over Here.

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Tim Knap•ton (/'næp tən/):
n. Design/code geek; Tinkerer.

Hi! I'm Tim, a designer who can develop, here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I got started at a very early age (12!) crafting software in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since then I've been practicing alongside really talented people (including some real industry-changers) at places like leading software corporations, startup operations, multimedia companies, and research labs.

My Specialties

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LEFT BRAIN
Logic/Syntax processing
RIGHT BRAIN
Creative/Sensory processing
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • UX Design
  • UX Strategy
  • UX Research
  • Heuristics
  • Visual Design

Timeline

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  • 1987:

    First witnessed in eastern North America

  • 2005:

    Started college!

  • 2006:

    Started working in Penn State's CSCL Lab for John Carroll and Mary Beth Rosson

  • Summer 2007:

    Went to Grenada to teach computer programming to students and teachers around the island.

  • Fall 2007:

    Studied abroad in Freiburg, Germany

  • 2008:

    Summer internship at a media startup in Long Beach, CA

  • 2009:

    Started working at AccuWeather's Research & Development group

  • 2010:

    Graduated college and moved to California to start working with Intuit

Education

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The Pennsylvania State University, 2010

Information Sciences &
Technology (HCI/CS)
B.S.
Information Systems &
Statistical Analysis
Minor
German Studies
(Linguistics/Arts)
B.S.

Experienced With

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UX Design
UX Research
UX Strategy
Visual Design
Prototyping
Teaching
HTML
CSS3
Javascript
jQuery
PHP
SQL
Balsamiq
Adobe CS
Office/iWork
Bootstrap
XML
Java/JSP
XCode
Cocoa
Objective-C
Visual Studio
C++
C#

Coursework

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  • IST 210: Databases
  • IST 230: Discrete Mathematics
  • IST 257: Advanced Web Administration
  • IST 311: Object-Oriented Design/Code
  • IST 331: User-centric Design
  • IST 412: Design of Complex Systems
  • IST 413: Usability Engineering
  • IST 425: New Venture Creation
  • IST 426: Invention Commercialization
  • IST 441: Search Engines
  • IST 462: Adv. Database Applications
  • CAS 100B: Effective Group Speech
  • ENGL 202C: Technical Writing

Recognition

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  • Honored by the nation of Grenada
  • Apple App Store Editor's Choice Award
  • PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award
  • 2x Patents Pending!
  • PA Governor's School of Excellence Alumni
  • IST Sophomore Student of the Year (winner)
  • Delta Phi Alpha German Honors Society
  • IST Junior Student of the Year (nominee)
  • 2008 Penn State Idea Pitch Entrepreneurship Competition (2nd)
  • 2005 Pitt Computer Science Bowl (winner)
  • Voted "Most Revolutionary" by Intuit design team
  • My mom has a picture of me on the fridge