I participated in a subset of the Adobe XD challenges between Sept. 29 and Oct. 9 with the goal of improving my visual design skills by focusing on smaller sets of screens. The Adobe XD challenges have a great community of folks providing feedback, and I really enjoyed participating. Below I’ve captured some of the … Continue reading Adobe XD Challenge Reflections (Sept. 29 – Oct. 9)
Over the last few years, I’ve seen physical therapists for minor injuries and was always surprised by the variation in ways they provided instructions for home exercises. I've been given links to digital PDFs, printed-out instructions, and even hand drawn stick figures to remember my exercises. These experiences served as inspiration for my latest project: … Continue reading Physical Therapy Home Exercise App
The Adobe XD team created a Dribbble playoff, challenging folks to create a sign-up form utilizing some of their new features: Stacks, Scroll Groups, Repeat Grids, and more!
When I finished my General Assembly course I wanted to get more familiar with Adobe XD and also find a way to practice UX/UI skills more regularly. As luck would have it, the Adobe XD team runs a series of Daily Creative Challenges with a wide range of topics, and uses Discord to create community … Continue reading Adobe XD Challenge: Bill-Splitting App
In Part 1, I explored how restaurants and retailers help customers submit a purchase to claim missing loyalty points, after running into the issue at my local grocer. Here I'll dive into my grocery store's existing app and my first attempts to design a solution. Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Star Market or Albertsons … Continue reading Claiming Missing Loyalty Program Points (Part 2): App Analysis and First Wireframes
In 1896, the Sperry & Hutchinson Co (S&H) launched the first retail loyalty program. The company doled out Green Stamps which customers pasted into booklets and eventually redeemed for products in a catalog. By the 1960s Green Stamps had a national presence, and over time other companies launched their own loyalty programs, using new methods … Continue reading Claiming Missing Loyalty Program Points (Part 1): The UX Problem
You’ve given your final presentation, said your goodbyes on Slack, and updated your LinkedIn with your new certificate. You want to keep up the momentum, so now your browser history is dotted with articles like: “How I became a UX designer in less than one year” “How to build a UX portfolio if I have … Continue reading The UX Course is Over — Now What?
When I started my first job after college I was intimidated by data. Sure, I’d taken a few quantitative classes throughout my four years, but ask me about trends in sales data or spreadsheet modeling, and I would either freeze up or zone out. I had internalized the idea that only my peers who’d majored … Continue reading 3 Key Takeaways on Data-Driven Design at Domo