Saturday, April 18

UX: Big Picnic User Testing


-stop signs on map make it easy to find the sculpture stops
-and then the art history on the stamp is a nice reveal / interaction with the art
-the whole passport idea in general was deemed as a clever way to get people to "travel" around
-the kids loved the art tent activity

-the map was way too big for kids to use
-the bathroom icon was placed in a confusing location
-the type on the stamps could be bigger

Wednesday, April 15

UX: Art Tent Example

Here's what the postcard would look like at the art tent:

& here's an example of what one would look like once someone went to the Art Tent:
They would be given images of the sculptures and other events going on during the big picnic and prompted to create their own sculpture by cutting, pasting, and drawing. 

Also our App in IA creates allows the user to create personal stamps, so ideally they would be able to print those out and add them to their postcard as well. 

Tuesday, April 14

PP: Reading Responses

An Open Letter to Design Students Everywhere     ~Jessica Helfand

I really enjoyed the section with the tennis metaphor. It resides with me, because it's something that I've been trying to push myself to do lately: have conversations with people smarter than me. As for me, I'm just seeking that intellectual conversation that challenges me to keep up. But Jessica talks about this in terms of interviews which is a way that I haven't thought about it. She said to never leave an interview with less than three names of other people to go see and suggestions on what you should read. Another section that really resigned with me was the notebook as an extension of your mind and your studio. Good to know that that isn't just me being extremely forgetful but actually just good practice. I write literally everything down to the point where it's a little weird. If I write something on a post it note and then miss place it, I will hunt it down just to know the way I wrote that thought down at the time. Lastly the advice for creating a senior thesis, really hit home. I think everyone struggles with narrowing down there many interests into one solid idea, but what I took away from Jessica's advice was that less is more. She said to start simply because there is plenty of time to make it more complicated from there. Because I usually work the opposite way, more complicated and then simplifying, I thought that this was good to know.

7 Things You Must Do Before Applying to Jobs

Overall, applying for a job(s).. is a job. So make sure you go through lots of research and preparation BEFORE applying, just like you would before designing for a project.

Monday, April 13

UX: Nelson Progress

new logo



banner for light post


IA: User Testing & Changes for Nelson App

before user testing:

After user testing, we realized some changes that needed to be made. Such as:
(1) adding a screen at the beginning that shows that allows the user to select which sculpture they are at & making a stamp for
(2) adding a button that allows the stamp to be done, and prompt "sharing" or "adding to collection"
(3) show one sticker being added, before adding a bunch to stamp, to show how it's done
(4) show images of the sculptures in the collection before they begin making their own
(5) icon wasn't legible

after using testing:

IA: Ebay User Testing

Very very simple. Just typed in "Letterpress Wood Type & Full Alphabet" 
and it was one of the first options.

Took longer to find this, without using search bar. But just used filters about found it
in a few mins.