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I’M REINVENTING HOSPITALITY
Working on a global hospitality experience platform engineered from the ground up to maximize investment and keep brands relevant to millennials.
I’M REBOOTING TRANSPARENCY
Creating a new open source protocol and platform that will bring a refreshingly simple answer to the complex world of transparency and privacy.
I’M REDESIGNING 360
Shifting a leading panorama Website toward a superior user experience where people can explore the world from their computer or mobile device.
Mapping New Territory for a Classic Game
Strategic Creative Consultation, Conceptualization & Evangelism
Geocaching is a high-tech adventure game with two million containers hidden around in the world.
Working closely with the executive and senior management team, I helped identify the fundamentals for the much needed expansion of the game targeted for the next generation audience. Focusing on holistic experience design and shifting the organization’s mindset through internal evangelism with the creative and development teams, I set the direction of a new mobile app design and the overarching game experience.
Mass (Data) Appeal
UX Strategy & Data Visualization
MAKING TRAVEL COST ANALYSIS MORE FUN
Working with a talented set of business analysts, statistics experts, and a handful of innovative ASP/Flex/.Net developers, I created a UX solution around filtering massive amounts of data in a matter of seconds. The design offer data in a beautiful, easy-to-use, touch friendly manner which inspired adjustments for lateral products.
Left, middle, and right brained
Go-To-Market & Sales
Evangelization & Speaking
Human Centered Design
Omnichannel Experience Design
UX & UI
Mobile & Web
Hop to a Different Beat
Interactive Strategy, Website Design & Photography
REVOLUTIONIZING WHAT AN ONLINE ALBUM SHOULD BE
Back in 2009, my team and I developed the first interactive online album experience that stood out from the clutter in a saturated urban music scene. We innovated an engaging online mechanism where users could listen to the entire album and purchase it from a variety of online resellers. Each screen provided a uniquely photographed and animated scene that represented the song, well before the cinemagram fad we see today.
Combined with a clever marketing campaign, sales soared 600% more than anticipated.
About Thom Milkovic ( TM )
Thom stays ahead of the curve. Whether it’s a platform or product, he masterfully blends the right technology and design into engaging integrated digital experiences and systems to attract audiences.
Coming from a lineage of inventors, teachers, photographers and writers, Thom’s DNA is programmed to transform fresh, innovative ideas into practical results with an authentic meaning at the core.
For two decades, Thom has guided teams to consistently bring their A-game to the table. He challenges their thinking and aligns passion and purpose with the product to naturally attract audiences.
Thom has helped a variety of startups pitch their presence, as well as grow many recognizable brands, such as:
Thom is also the author of The 5 Powers of Branding.
“If you work with Thom, you’ll find him to be a careful listener, an amazing translator, and an expert creative with an eye to closing the sale. He’ll expand the thinking about your own ideas and add value to them.”
- Mike Wittenstein, Founder of Storyminers
“Thom has actively and constructively participated in the dialogue that has helped us to define our path forward and his visual designs have enabled us to communicate that path to our entire company.”
- Bryan Roth, Co-Founder of Geocaching
"Thom's presentations are both uplifting and provocative. Definitely worth checking out." - Holly J.
How Innovative UX Thinking May Solve the Inefficiencies of Display Advertising
Do ads interfere with the UX of Websites? Will an ad convert better if it complements or distracts from content? Can an ad add value to a site? Is it possible to build a better user experience around the complex struggle between grabbing attention and delivering value?
Thom discusses answers to these questions and sets the framework of a conversation that is open to the room.
May 13, 2013
June 13, 2013
June 29, 2013
NEW: Being Invisibl
How to Prepare for the Emerging Era of Invisible UX and UI Design
The interface as we know it is fading away. As technological advancements such as wearables, IoT, and contextual software rapidly seep into the core of our daily lives, these new systems are pivoting traditional user experience thinking toward dynamically, relevant experience design.
Learn some of the principles and best practices in this new area of UX & UI design as Thom discusses topics such as:
- Designing a UI no one will see, touch or click
- Contextual content as a new form of UI
- Fundamentals of adaptable information design
- Personalization vs. Relevance
- Predicting user behavior and fulfilling specific needs
- Using the power of Invisible Design responsibly
November 20, 2013