Student Experience, Sarah Smith | User Experience Design

By Sarah Smith April 27, 2016

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Now that you’re almost half way through your course, what has been your favourite aspect thus far?

My favourite part of the User Experience course so far has been learning about all of the details and choices to be considered when making design decisions – everything from the type of button to the colour of text can make a huge difference, which I think is really interesting.

How is your project coming along?

My project is really starting to take shape! I’ve been chipping away at each week’s assignment, which has really helped me narrow my focus for the design problem I am trying to solve.

What have you found to be the most useful tool in building your skill?

Learning to lay out all of the possible options and decisions that a user has to make by creating sitemaps and user journey flows has really helped to tie everything together.

With 4 weeks under your belt, are you finding you are looking at things differently with your newfound knowledge?

Definitely, yes – I have been approaching every situation in my current job and in my side projects with new perspective and trying to apply Design Thinking and incorporating user-first practices to help improve overall usability.

What are your goals for week 5 & 6?

For weeks 5 & 6 I’m hoping to create some solid sketches and wireframes for my project that will outline all of the uses and purposes of the site while still keeping things simple.



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