As we proceed to learn more about user experiences and the many environments they pop up in, My fellow designers and I begin our next project with the idea of health and wellness in mind. The challenge given was to “conduct user research to understand people’s relationship with mental, physical and emotional well-being. With this research, we then would develop a tool that will drive them into action. The end product of the tool was flexible. …

It’s Project 4 at the UX/UI Bootcamp I enrolled in earlier this year. The group and I are more than halfway through the course and we have all grown, at least a little bit since we started.

Project Overview

For this assignment, we were instructed to work in pairs to design a responsive online platform for a magazine, newspaper, or blog directed to meet the needs and goals of one of the User-Personas given.

To jog your memory — a User Persona is a fictional character created to represent a user type that might use a site, brand, or product in a…

It’s the end of Project 3 the UX Bootcamp I am attending. “So far so good” is the phrase running through my mind.

We were given the assignment to analyze an existing and adopted app and incorporate a new feature into the existing product. It would be based on an area of functionality to be explored and compared to user input.

My application in scope was Postmates, an American food delivery service owned by Uber that offers local delivery of restaurant-prepared meals and other goods.

The process presented for this assignment was open-ended. Not sure if it was intentional or…

Project Two

For our second UX challenge, I and my second group were assigned an e-commerce website of our choice for redesigning. It was a thorough project, as we engaged in several methods of research to come to our conclusion. We used templates from brand comparisons and product statements to discover what the industry might be lacking. With this, we reached out to users to learn more about the experiences they have interacting with the website and the industry in general.

The project went well, and it gave an immense example of how this would have been handled in a corporate setting…

My group and I have completed our first assignment. The final presentation turned out great and the feedback was helpful moving forward. The definition of design changed from a creative process to a planning process and back throughout the project. That is the most difficult thing to handle as I began studying User Experience Research. Although as the work we did started to line up, the practice of creating an experience began to align as well.

We started with Interviews

This was all about asking questions that would give us data to work with. The tool of choice was surveying. …

“As human beings, it’s our responsibility to leave things better than we received them. It’s the greatest way to let the next person know it’s worth any value. It also says something about the person who just had it.”

The UX crew and I are tackling wicked problems this week and so far, the energy we have at the beginning of this project is going well. We are bouncing ideas back and forth, narrowing down on final case studies, and are approving each other’s ideas. Everything is going as planned. But behind our research, a dark problem is lurking. An…

“The design journey, as creative as it can get, may need an organized way to get things done from start to finish. Enter the Double Diamond”

When discussing the early steps in user experience with my fellow colleagues in a design exercise, I brought up the question relaying the process of creative thinking and how the steps of the Double Diamond aided in it. I got a “design can be all over the place and builds upon itself” kind of answer. Understanding how art can be made from using the finest amount of detail to throwing buckets of paint on…

Ironhack’s Prework: Emmanuel_Challenge3

Planning for travel is both an exciting and nerve-racking experience. The more someone commits to a destination, the bigger these emotions become. Planning for a family can bring even more anxiety. You would want to assure your relatives of a safe and enjoyable trip and would like to make the task of packing and commuting as smooth as possible. This could be your first family vacation, or maybe you’re planning for your second or third trip. But with global situations constantly changing, where do you start?

The Scenario

In this case study, we will be looking to improve the…

Ironhack’s Prework: Emmanuel_Challenge2

This is an excerpt on the application Unfold By Squarespace. Typically, wireframing is a building process to put together concepts and workflows for the creation of an application. But In this instance, we will be breaking down the layout and some of the userflows that are taken to utilize it. This process opened up new ways to look at this app, brought up questions I would not have asked prior to this experiment, and revealed aspects about this app that I do and don’t like.

App in Scope: Unfold by Squarespace

Unfold by Squarespace is a storytelling toolkit that offers templates for creating…

Ironhack’s Prework: Emmanuel_Challenge1

“They say the journey is more important than the destination. In the city, you just want to get to where you’re going”

There are countless navigation apps that make this possible. With pros and cons to each, thinking about how to get someone from one place to another in the most effortless way possible becomes the goal for every mode of transportation out there.

I invite you to join me in looking closer at one of the technologies we have today that makes getting to our destination much easier than before. Why, even as helpful as they…

Emmanuel Ulasi

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