Design Challenge: January
This month, I spent some time working on various design challenges. Each challenge allowed me to explore different design styles, typography, color schemes, and ultimately improve my focus and skills as a designer.
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Patterns and Flows
When reflecting on patterns and flows within an app that I use regularly, I immediately think of Pinterest. I use Pinterest for a variety of things from learning about UX/UI design to DIY home projects, but one thing that I use this app for regularly is meal planning. My Saturday mornings are spent browsing Pinterest for recipe inspiration to help meal plan for the upcoming week. I’m typically looking for easy, quick, and healthy recipes to try.
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Usability, Accessibility, and Ethics
The web is accessed by millions of users everyday. These users all have different abilities and needs and interact with the web and apps in a variety of different ways. For example, some users primarily use a keyboard for navigation while other uses may use a screen reader. Regardless of how a user interacts with a website, decisions and considerations should be made to make the web a more useable, accessible, and ethical place for all users.
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Assumptions and Failures
I have fond memories of going to Blockbuster on Friday evenings to pick out a movie for a night in. I sometimes wish I was able to take a break from the on demand lifestyle that I’ve become so accustomed to and browse movies the way it used to be, however times have change, users needs have evolved, and Blockbuster did not keep up with the shift.
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