This week we start on Project 3. This one is a team project and I’m working with Liv, Walter and Zein.
|Zein and Walter discussing personas|
Lessons over the week included project planning, user research and its deliverables, creating surveys, contextual inquiries, mobile design, personas and designing to be accessible. All fascinating stuff.
|Affinity map of our research so far|
A big thank you for everyone who took the time to fill it in! Without your answers we would have nothing to base our design on!
If you haven’t filled it in and want to the survey will be live for a little longer.
Purely by chance I attended the monthly UXPA event this week, which happened to be a panel Q&A discussion on ‘Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about design (but were too afraid to ask)’. Perfect for our project! It was a great event and I took many notes on how a real life Q&A session works.
I’ve been volunteering with UXPA for about a year now - normally I’m on the door handing out name badges and ticking people off the guest list - for doing this I get to sit in some really interesting talks and discussions. All of which have helped with my understanding of UX and Design.
And on Friday we had a guest speaker, Ross Robinson who was a recruiter before he did UXDI. He came to give us tips on working with recruiters to find a job after the course, or as he said why wait till then - get looking now!
Friday was also Graduation for the UXDI7 cohort - the guys who did this course over the summer. GA is all about community so we were invited to come along and meet them and celebrate with them. But before that we were kicked out so they could get the rooms set up, so we went for a class dinner together at a local pizza place. So nice to just chill together with no deadlines or need to talk UX. These guys are all amazing.
|Class dinner before going to graduation|
I’ve plenty to get on with over the weekend, but hopefully I can catch up on some sleep too and feel better for Monday.
Read about why I left my job and Week 1, 2 and 3 on UXDI.