Ws - UX & UI (Level 2) Pathway

:sparkles: Self assessments for the Summer 2021 UI & UX Pathway :sparkles:

:sparkles: Week 2 Self Assessment :sparkles:

Things learned:

Technical:

  • UI/UX primary research methods
  • Generative research
  • Affinity mapping
  • How to conduct interviews
  • How to design a survey
  • Gaining more insight into the Bioinformatics Pathway project

Tools:

  • Stem-away Platform
  • Discord
  • Slack
  • Google Drive
  • Notion
  • Miro
  • Zoom
  • when2meet

Softskills:

  • Conducting interviews
  • Networking
  • Time management
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Project Management

Highlighted achievements:

  • Settled down and got to meet my team members, then we were able to get the project rolling. I am excited to be working with them this summer!
  • Navigated the Stem-Away website for relevant pages, then organized the information onto Discord and Notion. I also managed to set some times for when to meet! It was difficult since we have 4 time zones to consider in our team, but we managed to find a way for it to work.
  • Made progress with the project! Gained valuable insight on the Bioinformatics pathway, and reached out for ways of communication. This will be valuable for the cooperation of the two pathways!

Hurdles faced:

  • Time Management: As previously stated, there are 4 times zones in our team, so it was difficult to find times when everyone in the team was free. After a few polls and discussions, we settled with 2 meetings and a workday of which the team will try to be synchronous, while the rest of the week will consist of asynchronous work.
  • Managing interviews: We had to reach out to teams from the Bioinformatics pathway for possible interview candidates and schedule interviews.
  • Organizing interview responses: responses vary depending on interviewees

Tasks completed:

  • Understanding our project end goal and insight on the Bioinformatics Pathway
  • Completed interviews with the Bioinformatics team for generative research
  • Understanding the pain points and shortcomings of existing solutions
  • Understanding the team’s usability and development goals
  • Discussing possible design interventions to cater to the needs and goals of the Bioinformatics team.
  • Creating an affinity map from the collected interview data and brainstorming sessions.

Goals for the upcoming week:

  • Further the communication between the two pathways
  • Conduct a few more interviews
  • Organize our findings
  • Data Analysis : personas & journey mapping

:sparkles: Week 3 Self Assessment :sparkles:

Things learned:

Technical:

  • Creating Personas
  • Journey mapping
  • UX data visualization

Tools:

  • Figma
  • Discord
  • Notion

Softskills:

  • Time management
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Project Management

Highlighted achievements:

  • Gotten a bit more settled in! Excited to see how we will progress.
  • Organized information collected from research and using them, created personas and journey maps for two stakeholders.
  • Time management! We managed to coordinate times and met even though we were in different time zones.

Hurdles faced:

  • Time Management :’)
  • Almost everyone on our team was new to journey maps. We did a lot of reading on searching on how journey maps should look like and what information we had to include.

Tasks completed:

  • Created a user persona and a journey map for each of the two core stakeholders.

Goals for the upcoming week:

  • Start focusing more on possible design opportunities
  • More meetings to discuss/debrief and do work :))

:sparkles: Week 4 Self Assessment :sparkles:

Things learned:

Technical:

  • Storyboards
  • UX Flowchart
  • Design proposals

Tools:

  • Figma
  • Discord
  • Notion

Softskills:

  • Time management
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Project Management

Highlighted achievements:

  • Design proposals: organized data from interviews and prerequisite work to come up with some design ideas
  • Created a storyboard and flowchart for a persona

Hurdles faced:

  • Time Management: everyone in the team was extremely busy this week

Tasks completed:

  • Came up with a design proposal and created a storyboard and flowchart to visualize it

Goals for the upcoming week:

  • Hopefully team meetings will work out.
  • Learn wireframing

:sparkles: Week 6 Self Assessment :sparkles:

Things learned:

Technical:

  • Interactive prototyping
  • Usability testing
  • Prototype testing

Tools:

  • Figma
  • Discord
  • Notion

Softskills:

  • Research

Highlighted achievements:

  • Decided on some design opportunities
  • Finished a prototype

Hurdles faced:

  • Time Management
  • Figma usage

Tasks completed:

  • Prototype of product

Goals for the upcoming week:

  • Get some reviews
  • Improve design

:sparkles: Week 7 Self Assessment :sparkles:

Things learned:

Technical:

  • Hi-fidelity prototyping

Tools:

  • Figma
  • Discord
  • Notion

Softskills:

  • Team work
  • Product testing

Highlighted achievements:

  • Finished a prototype
  • Got user review

Hurdles faced:

  • Figma usage

Tasks completed:

  • Hi-fidelity prototype
  • Presentation

Goals for the upcoming week:

  • User-testing
  • Last changes
  • Final Presentation

:sparkles: Week 8 Self Assessment :sparkles:

Things learned:

Technical:

  • Preparing a formal presentation

Tools:

  • Canva

Softskills:

  • Team work
  • Information organization
  • Public Speaking

Highlighted achievements:

  • Organized information from the internship into a final presentation
  • Presented to mentors

Hurdles faced:

  • Deciding the format to present
  • Organizing information in a presentable manner

Tasks completed:

  • Final Presentation

:sparkles: Makeup - Week 5 Self Assessment :sparkles:

Things learned:

Technical:

  • low fidelity prototypes
  • wireframes

Tools:

  • Figma
  • Discord
  • Notion

Softskills:

  • Planning

Highlighted achievements:

  • Learned about wireframing

Hurdles faced:

  • Time-management

Tasks completed:

  • Wireframe

Goals for the upcoming week:

  • Development towards high-fi prototype