Student Experience | Alana Vedan, User Experience Design

By Alana Vedan July 27, 2016


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1. Now that you’re more than half way through your course, what has been your favourite aspect of the course thus far?

My favourite aspect of the course so far, is being able to ask for feedback on my final project. As this is the first time I’m working through this process, there is a steep learning curve. I’ve found the feedback from both instructors and fellow students very helpful.

2. Can you tell us a bit about your final project?

I’m very excited about my final project and it took me some time to figure out what I was going to do. One of the instructors had a great point in asking me what sort work I’ve done in the past and is there anything from this that could help me figure out something for my final project.

It worked. I’ve decided on an app for Aboriginal learners to find funding for school. This is something that I found time consuming when I was a student going to school for graphic design.

3. How do you see yourself applying your newfound skills to your current role?

I am currently working as freelance graphic designer and this at the moment is not part of what I do. I am hoping to cross over into UX design and now trying to figure out how I can gain some experience.

4. What have you found to be the most rewarding? Most challenging?

What has been the most rewarding for me has been seeing it all come together. Initially, it all seemed pretty overwhelming, as there was so much information. I guess this is has been my challenge. Trying to learn and understand the process in bits and pieces.

5. What are your goals for week 7 & 8?

My goal for the next 2 weeks is doing some user testing and applying it to my final project. Kinda scary! Actually, I’m looking forward to this and curious to see the results.

Alana is taking User Experience Design at BrainStation in Vancouver.

Alana is taking User Experience Design at BrainStation in Vancouver.

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