Study Link - Concept
Duration: Aug 17 - 23, 2021
Research / Design / Testing / Branding / Graphic Design
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- - Social Ad Campaigns
- - Mailchimp Campaigns
- - Photography
- - Graphic Designs
- - Music Producing / Songwriting
- - Digital Photography & Cinematography
- - Digital Designs For CNC Machines
- - Hardcore Tennis Player
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.
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.
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.
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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