Because a lot of my work is on client side, I have to make side projects to showcase my UX UI portfolio. Over the years I have grown to include research concept and project management notes within in the wireframes to include supportive data/rational, proof of concept, branding/style guide, coding, and API suggestions and references. 

Agile Sprint – Period 2 – 6  weeks

This is an example of a quick project I worked on for a pet support application.

All Pages Labeled – All Functions Labeled w/script notes and API references.

Digital Marketing & Copywriting for page action, user commitment, and user sign-up.

Branding during this state is only through basic icons and will come at the next stage as the team makes suggestions for change, addition, and/or approval.

Usability study

Human Center Design

Designing without any one individual in mind is designing without actually considering who is going to be using it. Human-centered design relies on having a specific goal or objective in mind for a specific individual or group of individuals. By designing for humans instead of just users, we’re able to understand their emotional response and create designs tailored to those emotions.

UX/UI designers are experts at understanding user behavior and translating those behaviors into designs for humans. UX/UI designers have studied empathy techniques so they can see things from someone else’s perspective, which means they know how to create designs that inspire and compel human response.

https://www.shopify.com/partners/blog/human-centered-design

Human-Centered Design (HCD) incorporated in UX/UI

HCD can be utilized as a means of engaging stakeholders, with an emphasis on understanding the local factors and creating contextually-specific solutions. HCD employs a systematic approach for producing things which are centered around improving the user’s experiences and addressing their core needs.

Research process to include all end users and system users

What problem is this solving?

What question are users asking that we can solve with this concept?

What alternative concepts might we use to ensure more inclusion of all users from all diversity are considered? 

Inspiration Phase (Observation): The first step in any human-centered design process is identifying what challenges there are.

Ideation Phase (Ideation): The Ideation Phase helps you make sense of what you’ve learned during the Inspiration Phase by asking yourself key questions such as What needs to be done? and How will this work? How will this make something better or provide a solution?

Testing Phase (Testing): Now that you know what needs to be done, it’s time to start research and testing. Research Research Research Data – Subjective vs Objective. All bias forms from planning to implementation.  Evaluation of data and patterns


Review of Research UX and HCD concepts:

Research users to include: Shelter pet owners, organization usefulness, pet owners, and application users for shelter funding and inclusivity. 

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