Year: 2021

IXD301: Week 5 Reflect

This week, we have been working on webflow to make our portfolio websites. This is a platform that allows you to build and host websites without using any code. I decided to look at the advantages and disadvantages of this. Pros and cons of “no-code” platforms Pros: Quicker: There are pre-built elements and automated testing…Continue Reading IXD301: Week 5 Reflect

IXD301: Elements Project Illustrations

Why are illustrations important? For this project, I decided to take an illustrative approach. The biggest reason for this is that it is an app aimed at children. Illustrations provide context that can help children understand a narrative and setting better. They are also visually appealing and will keep them engaged. This is especially important…Continue Reading IXD301: Elements Project Illustrations

IXD301: Finalising my Elements Project

Adding new screens I wanted to make some updates to the final screen. Previously, I just had one “congratulations” screen that appeared after the user answered some questions. The user was presented with one badge. However, I wanted to take this one step further and have different badges depending on how many questions they answered…Continue Reading IXD301: Finalising my Elements Project

IXD301: Usability Tests on Elements Project

Today I ran some usability testing on my elements project app. This enabled me to observe how real people interact with the app and uncover any issues with usability. I used the think-aloud protocol which involves the user talking out loud while completing different tasks. As this was happening, I took down notes on any…Continue Reading IXD301: Usability Tests on Elements Project

IXD302: CV and Cover Letter Development

This blog post will show my progress and my thoughts behind creating my CV and cover letter. First Draft The first CV I wrote was on a word document. It was very basic, but it included most of the things I needed such as, contact information, bio, skills, work, education, and additional achievements. However, there…Continue Reading IXD302: CV and Cover Letter Development

IXD302: Week 2 Reflect (CV & Cover Letter Research)

This week was all about CV’s and cover letters. This year it was essential for me to build a good CV and cover letter as I am applying for placement roles for next year. I learned a lot from my lecture, but I decided to do further research. This post will also be a good…Continue Reading IXD302: Week 2 Reflect (CV & Cover Letter Research)

IXD302: Pitch Preparation

My presentation slides: pitch presentation Lauren Gilmore pitch presentation Lauren Gilmore This week it was time to give a presentation and pitch my idea that I had been working on. Now that I had my idea, completed user research and competitor analysis, it was time to put together my presentation slides. The Slides To begin,…Continue Reading IXD302: Pitch Preparation

IXD301: Elements Project Branding

Part of this project was to create a brand for the app including a logo and wordmark. I wanted something simple that matched the tone of voice of the app. I began by creating a wordmark. Wordmark I started by browsing different typefaces on Google Fonts. I then took some of my favourites into Figma…Continue Reading IXD301: Elements Project Branding

IXD301: Elements Project Development

After a feedback session, I made quite a few changes to some of my current screens and added some new ones to further develop my app. Home screen I didn’t change very much on this screen as I like the way it looks. I think the colours contrast well with each other, it greets the…Continue Reading IXD301: Elements Project Development

IXD302: Week 11 Reflect

Intellectual Property This week was all about intellectual property and how to keep the work that you produce protected. Before this lecture, I didn’t know much about this topic, so I was excited to learn more. What is it? IP is anything original that anyone creates using their mind. For example, the name of a…Continue Reading IXD302: Week 11 Reflect