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IZotope

RX Audio Cookbook

  • Creative Direction & Concept
  • Design & User Experience
  • Drupal Design & Development

Rapid Access Solutions manual for Audio Repair software

The RX Cookbook is an Interactive Solutions Manual for iZotope's RX Audio Repair Software. Designed specifically for the demanding needs of music and video post professionals. iZotope RX is the industry standard audio repair tool used on movies and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition.

Project Background

iZotope’s RX is software used for repairing, editing, and enhancing audio by interacting with it visually. RX can remove clicks, pops, distortion, reverb, hum, and other noises. It can help with other common audio problems such as inconsistent levels or matching the sounds from different microphones or ambiences.

The iZotope Education Content Marketing team originally sought to produce a "rich media PDF manual" to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of RX. They had determined that most of their users were working under high pressure, time sensitive conditions and simply didn't have time to learn all of the powerful tools and features that RX provides.

“We have found that many RX owners only use a few of RX's powerful features because they just don't have the time to learn all the ins and outs of the tools,”

Solution:

Based on direct user feedback from dedicated (and vocal) RX users. We developed a free online resource designed to help solve common audio problems. The cookbook features dozens of searchable tutorials that provide step-by-step instructions, audio examples, and videos for rapid repair and enhancement. Giving Musicians and post production professionals alike a range of solutions targeted to their specific needs, with everything from "Reducing Hum and Buzz from a Guitar Track" to "Matching Room Tone and Ambience."

Rapid "Recipe" Solution Access:

Making recipes "findable" under tight time constraints required a searchable index and taxonomy to help users "define their audio problem," Including Keyword Search, Categories, RX tools and software version. In addition the Cookbook required fully responsive, device independent presentation, along with the ability for content updates and submission of user generated "recipes."

Leveraging Drupal CMS powerful indexing, taxonomy management and publishing capabilities, the RX Audio Cookbook is designed to provide solutions to common and audio problems. It follows a format similar to most common cooking websites. Each solution, or “recipe,” has a step-by-step description of how to solve an audio problem, before and after audio examples, and either video clips or images to walk you through each step.

My Role:

Concept and Creative Direction, Design & User Experience, Custom Drupal Site Theme Design & Site Deployment.

“We’re excited to offer the RX Cookbook: not only will it help our users solve their audio problems in a matter of minutes, but it will also help them discover new features that they can integrate into their regular workflow.” — Claire Hollenbeck, iZotope's VP of Education.


About Mindful UX

Hi, I'm Doren Berge – UX & product designer, creative director and design project leader.

I have an avid interest in learning process and instructional design. I believe interaction design and branded experiences should be imbued with an intuitive instructional narrative. Users are learners. "User centered design" is "learner centered design." I prescribe a pedagogical and empathetic approach to deliver intuitive product and brand experiences.

I am a seasoned and successful startup veteran. I have built and managed design organizations of all shapes and sizes. From global, multi-layer UX/FE teams to small-startup, ninja collectives. A "servant leader" I do everything in my power to lead teams to successful business outcomes and to help talent thrive and grow.

I am a “coding designer.” Passionately devoted to user experience design and "web-craft" since the very early days of the internet (1994 - the cave paining years). I practice Lean UX and Agile Development (CSM) and I am proficient in contemporary, front-end tools, technologies and workflow.

A visual designer by trade and formal training, I have served as an Adjunct Professor at Endicott College's School of Visual Communications, teaching a variety of courses in Typography and Web Design.

You can learn more about my background and experience at LinkedIn. Please do get in touch!

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