Protected: DRAFT – Cyclocross Course Maps in the Age of Branding, “Flatness” and Info-graphics

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Water Park Ride Design: WTF?

The scene: Legoland California. On 6 August 2013, my wife convinced me to take a ride on Pirate Reef. It’s a ride that straddles the water park and regular Legoland. Signs all over say that you WILL get wet. I hate getting wet, at least in full clothing. But I didn’t want to be a(…)

Gran Prix of Gloucester Update

The following is an email I sent to Joey at Good Morning Gloucester on Friday 19 July 2013. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Paul Boudreau Date: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 9:46 AM Subject: GP Gloucester To: Hi Joey, The Gloucester Times is going to run a story about the Gran Prix of Gloucester, possibly(…)

Candidate Statement for the USA Cycling Cyclocross Committee At-Large Position

Candidate Statement for the USA Cycling Cyclocross Committee At-Large Position

The sport of cyclocross has changed so much since I caught the bug in the early ’90s. I’ve been fortunate to be involved with events that not only attract some of the biggest names in the sport, we’ve also seen tremendous growth in the amateur categories, particularly with women. In the events I’ve produced, I(…)

Broadway Redesign Project: Historical View

Broadway Redesign Project: Historical View

As part of my work on the Beverly Bike Committee, I was asked to join the Broadway Task Force Raw Data Massachusetts Historical Commission, Office of the Secretary, State House Boston – extensive research into houses in the late 1970s Summaries cull data from Assessor’s records, Beverly Citizen, City Directory, Essex county registry of deeds(…)

Etiquette – or babbling from a curmudgeon

Etiquette – or babbling from a curmudgeon

Wrote this for ECV in 2010 As the riding season gets into high gear, I’m reminded of how great group riding can be. After miles & miles of winter solo rides or time on the trainer, hammering with your friends is a blast and makes you faster. If the ride has experienced riders with good(…)

Report to the Gloucester Planning & Development Committee

Report to the Gloucester Planning & Development Committee

Summary Over fourteen years, the Gran Prix of Gloucester cyclocross race has grown from a single day, local event attracting fewer than 200 participants to an internationally recognized two-day event drawing more than 1,100 national and international competitors. Within the cycling world, Gloucester is known as one of the best produced, most professional and beautiful(…)

St. Joseph’s Church: Rest in Peace

St. Joseph’s Church: Rest in Peace

In the summer of 2004, the Archdiocese of Boston closed the doors on this 131-year old parish. Like anyone raised in a French-Canadian family in South Salem, St Joseph Parish was where the kids went to school, the family went to worship and was a symbol of our culture. I have my own feelings on why(…)

Case Study: Apple Time Capsule

Case Study: Apple Time Capsule

Report for the Human Factors IN900C course for the Bentley University UX certificate. Apple Time Capsule Case Analysis  Introduction Time Capsule is a combination wireless network attached storage device and router by Apple Inc. It works in conjunction with Apple’s back-up utility Time Machine. The product consists of an Airport wireless router and a server-grade(…)

Lunge Feeding: Infographic

Lunge Feeding: Infographic

Report for the Info Visualization course for the Bentley University UX certificate. Visualization Case Study: Lunge Feeding info graphic  Background On 11 December 2007, the New York Times Science section featured an article entitled “Fin Whale at Feeding Time: Dive Deep, Stop Short, Open Wide”. The accompanying information graphic entitled “ Lunge Feeding” appeared in(…)