Case Studies: UX/UI Designs

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Plantastic

Role

UX/UI Designer
&Collaborator

Agency

MCAD

Year

2017

I worked on this project with Nick Martin and Dan McCurley. Together we created an event planner application. We created all of the user interviews, documents, and design files together. The project took a few weeks but it was well worth the effort. I enjoyed the collaboration and I felt like I learned a great deal from my peers.

The project started with user interviews done by the entire class of about 10 people. We watched their interviews and took notes. From there, we developed a plan and requirements based off our personas and scenarios. We focused on common group identities and the whitespace opportunities that other planning sites lacked.

We met over hangouts and shared documents that were carefully edited together. Meeting was sometimes hard so we also relied upon Slack to communicate and share ideas. We split up the tasks that our users needed to design screens that would work well together. Once our screens were designed and ready, we uploaded them to InVision and created a prototype. This clickable prototype was used to conduct user tests. We learned that not everyone has the same workflow and that some things would need to be available throughout the app. This would create a better workflow for all users and not just a few.

Overall, the project was a huge learning experience and I had a great team that was fun to work with. Challenges are easier to overcome when your team works well together.

Prototype

Documents

Case Study: Climate Change

Role

UX/UI Designer

Agency

MCAD

Year

2016-2017

My inspiration for this site occured after the US National Parks Service was temporarily banned for retweeting images comparing Trump and Obama’s inaugurations, the official Twitter account of the appropriately named Badlands National Park, based in South Dakota, appeared to go rogue by posting a series of now-deleted tweets on climate change.

The idea is that it would be a free online community based site that supports groups of the government, parks, climate change, and concerns for our environment. This site will run similar to Wikipedia. It will have an online searchable database that will be easy to understand and accessible to anyone who wants to learn more about climate change and helping sustain our environment.

Documents

My Portfolio Site

Role

UX/UI Designer
&Developer

Agency

Self

Year

2016-Present

My portfolio site is completely designed and developed by me. It includes examples of SASS and CSS3. I host my site on Github while pulling it through my domain name. The site is updated and maintained by me as I create content and replace old content.

Case Study: Pete's Restaurants

Role

UI Designer

Agency

MCAD

Year

2016-2017

This site was a redesign of a non-responsive site for a local restaurant chain. In redesigning this site, I tried to keep in mind the clientele and the vibe of their restaurants. The chain has a variety of foods not just greek. From their original site, you cannot tell that they have mostly american food and they have a Mexican restaurant as well. These restaurants are open 24/7 and have a dive vibe to them. Bar hoppers and late brunches are big fans of Pete’s restaurants. This is why the site is stripped down to the basics. The nav includes the location and menu for each location for an easy find.