| Allen Matsumoto
Matsumoto is the founder of UI
Architects. In roles as user experience strategist, UI and information architect, creative director, and business analyst,
Allen has worked in interactive design for nearly twenty years.
His previous company, Digital Ink, designed and produced web
and disk-based materials for Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard,
Always a believer that design is first about communication,
he brings to all his work a philosophy in which effective end user experience
is the ultimate compass and measure of success.
After a dozen years as a print designer
and design manager, Allen formed Digital Ink in 1993 to focus on
the increasing amount of interactive design his firm was handling.
At Digital Ink he led teams in the design and production of interactive
learning materials using a variety of rich media authoring environments
including HTML/DHTML, Macromedia Flash and Director, as well as proprietary authoring and publishing systems.
His designs for instructional materials won numerous awards.
Allen has also authored many user manuals and
articles on digital design and publishing.
In 2000, he folded the capabilities of Digital
Ink into Chase Bobko, Inc., adding creative services to their services
portfolio as Creative Director. In 2002, he served as Presentation Tier Architect on the Enterprise Architecture team at T-Mobile USA.
Since then, he has been a principal in UI Architects,
focusing on customer and user experience research and strategy,
as well as UX architecture and design. More recently,
Allen and Peter Frazier provided high-level UX strategy for an
upcoming mobile platform under development at Kiha, Inc.