Categories for UX/UI

Social Ethics in Information Architecture

March 21, 2019

Information Architecture (IA) is the organization, structure, and labelling of website content. IA is comprised of the website’s informational content, context, and how users interact with the site and its content. IA is directly impacted by the socio-cultural context, ethical considerations, and implicit bias its creators: Information Architects, User Experience (UX) designers, web developers, and more. Designers and content creators who are integrating ethical UX principles into their design must consider the exact words used to create categories, taxonomy, metadata, and labels. “So in user experience, specifically to communication context typically when we speak about ontological factors, we mostly mean language implies certain meaning to us, but may be confusing to others. One word can have a variety of meaning which may be simply opposite to what the user might need to communicate.” — Samir Dash In order to create effective and universally usable websites, information architects must consider the words they... Read more

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MimiSmith Restaurant

September 10, 2018

Project Overview My Role: Designer Skills & Tools: Bootstrap, Github, authenticated login, GraphQL Lessons: App development, teamwork process, editing MimiSmith Restaurant is a Bootstrap, responsive web application created for Web Authoring III (WEB 130) in Spring 2018, in partnership with Mariam Abdelmohsen. Process For our final project, we were required to create (on our own or with a partner) a responsive web application in which a user may login through an authenticated form and submit new content via a back-end API that automatically updates on the main page. The suggestion from the instructor Josh Wedekind was to create a website, but Mariam and I were interested in exploring our design skills as well as experimenting with the content and whatever challenges it might bring. We were required to utilize Graph Cool, Sass syntax, and JavaScript, all processed through Grunt (installed via command line) and tracked in a repository on Github. In addition, I... Read more

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Mind Your Time App

September 10, 2018

Project Overview My Role: Designer/Developer Skills & Tools: WordPress, PHP, Github, Sass Lessons: File/code management, personal design process Mind Your Time is a fictional app I designed for my User Interface & Experience Design class. Read about my research and development process from the course or my thoughts on app design. Process Mind Your Time is an app I designed for my User Interface & Experience Design (WEB 202) class in spring 2018 for my web design certificate at Seattle Central College. Everyone in the class was required to work on a final project of their choosing in order to make the most of the time allotted to developed our desired skills. Since one of the requirements was for the project to not have a client, I decided to design an app. At the end of the quarter, I combined the need for an app landing page with the final... Read more