Card Sorting

I’m currently working my way through Treehouse’s UX Design Techdegree. Prior to putting together a design portfolio, I will be using this blog as a place to post projects.

Goal: to create a user-flow map and wireframe for the client - an app called Hike With Me. The cardsort below indicates two potential path the our users, Joaquin and Shania, might take during their use of the app.

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You can view the prototype of my wireframe for Joaquin’s experience here:

https://xd.adobe.com/view/7249b128-00db-4646-403d-b88bb81087f0-0478/

6 Plants

Hello!

Blogging is not something I‘ve done much of historically but I’ve been craving a more genuine way to share what I am working on as an alternative to social media, which has its limitations.

I’ve started an online design course, and have made a commitment to draw for at least 30 minutes every day. I suppose this commitment is some form of me rebelling against the ever-looming feeling I have that the world is spinning out of control, and I must find my power where I can. Between these two new facets of my life, I feel that a blog will be a natural way to share the fruits of that labour and hold me accountable.

The rules of this new drawing commitment are as follows:

  1. Draw for 30 minutes or more every day.

  2. It doesn’t have to be “good”.

  3. This if for me.

Keeping those in mind, I hope you’ll enjoy following along :)

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For my first design project, we are asked to draw one household object a minimum of ten different times, each time using a different style, perspective, inspiration or tool. The six plants you see above are my favorite of the ten that I submitted.

I drew a small houseplant, using my Apple Pencil and Adobe Sketch.

I really enjoyed this project because it made me get back to the basics, something that I can really benefit from. Drawing one object many times forced me to get creative in its representation and loosen up, because I know there are many more drawings to be made of this plant - who cares if I mess this one up! What a luxury.