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Study Link - Concept

Duration: Aug 17 - 23, 2021

Research / Design / Testing / Branding / Graphic Design


Design Notes

The goal for Study Link was to have a responsive website that would provide college students an easy way to meet up with their classmates and study. The objective was to create a platform that enables students to follow classmates, post a private friend or public study group, and also accept invitations to join a study group.

My Role
As this project was the second of three in Google's UX design certification course and was intended to be done individually, I took on the role of lead designer and researcher. Though I worked on it alone, I gathered a lot of feedback from peers so I could understand how the visual design and ease of use might appeal to end users.
My Role
As this project was the second of three in Google's UX design certification course and was intended to be done individually, I took on the role of lead designer and researcher. Though I worked on it alone, I gathered a lot of feedback from peers so I could understand how the visual design and ease of use might appeal to end users.

Understanding The End-User

During the user research portion of the design process, I looked at the ways college students form study groups. Many college students simply text their friends and ask if they’d like to study together. Others would make posts on social media. There were many college students, however, that wouldn’t do anything and just studied by themselves. In designing Study Link, it was crucial to make every user (college student) feel welcomed, included, and give them equal availability to study groups.


StudyLink
StudyLink
Usability:

During the usability study for the Study Link website I carefully noted the participants’ emotions and actions to determine which parts of the website's design and user flow were great and which needed extra consideration to ensure the users felt . After fixing the handful of issues that arose, the participants of the usability studies were pleased and felt they had accomplished what they were tasked effortlessly.

StudyLink
StudyLink
Conclusion

Throughout the entire design process of Study Link I learned how to design a responsive website that achieved all of a user's needs, iterated on the site's features to greatly enhance the experience of users, and was able to really empathize with users having personally experienced their inability to find study partners online.



Skills
Front-End Development:
- Html
- CSS
- JS
- Laravel
- Experience using Squarespace, Shopify, and Wix Editor
- Responsive Web Design
- Rapid Bug Fixes

UX Design:
- Research
- Writing
- Wireframing
- Design
- Prototyping
- User Centered Research, Design, Testing
- Experience using Figma & Adobe Xd

Marketing:
- Social Ad Campaigns
- Mailchimp Campaigns
- Photography
- Graphic Designs

Other:
- Music Producing / Songwriting
- Digital Photography & Cinematography
- Digital Designs For CNC Machines
- Hardcore Tennis Player
Experience
Island Property:
Website Designer and Developer
Freelance / July 2021 - Present

Tasked with designing and developing a modern, minimalistic website for Island Property, a real estate and vacation rental agency serving Islesboro, Maine. Using Wix’s advanced editor and database management tools, I iterated on vdesigning the user interface, researching, and developing the website keeping usability in mind.

- Product Design
- Web Development and Maintenance Using Wix Advanced Editor Platform

Custom Quality Covers:
Customer Experience and Marketing, Intern
Part-Time / 2020 - Present

Selected to lead the sales marketing & customer experience (CX) for CQC, utilizing and increasing my knowledge of Mailchimp email campaigns and website development/maintenance with Shopify and Squarespace sites and DNS and CDN management. Enhanced their online presence by scaling social media presence and conducting SEO keyword research by analyzing the target audience.

- Mailchimp Email Ad Campaigns
- Web Development and Maintenance with Shopify and Squarespace
- Social Media Ad Campaigns
- Digital Designs For CNC Machines

Raleigh Golf Carts:
Developer & Marketing Intern
Part-Time / Dec 2020 - Apr 2021

Designed & developed a modern, user focused website while using graphic design skills to create high quality advertisements used in various marketing campaigns across their social media profiles.

- Social Media Ad Campaigns
- Web Design & Development
- Photography & Graphic Design
Certifications

Google Professional Certification - UX Design

Daily UI 100 Day Design Challenge

Hacktoberfest 2020 PR Challenge

Goldsmith's, University of London - Mathematics for Computer Science

Harvard CS50 - Introduction to Computer Science




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