Aaron Ouyang - UX Pathway - Self Assessment

Week: Week of July 12 - Week of Aug 2

Technical Area:

  • Learned methods of user research, e.g interviews
  • Created empathy and affinity maps, personas
  • Learned how to recognize trends in data

Tools:

  • Mural for creating personas, affinity and empathy maps
  • Slack for quick communication
  • Stem-Away for bigger announcements

Soft Skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills

Achievement Highlights:

  • Successfully conducted several user interviews
  • Learned how to understand a user through the usage of personas, affinity and empathy maps

Meetings Attended: 7/16, 7/17, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24, 7/28, 7/30, 7/31, 8/4

Goals:

  • Narrow down and find a problem statement
  • Create a lo-fi prototype on Figma

Tasks Done:

  • User Interviews - The biggest hurdle was finding people to interview, but I ended up interviewing my family and friends to gain a non-users perspective on the Stem-Away website
  • Empathy/Affinity Maps, Personas - I have never done one of these before, but Mural was very easy to figure out.
  • Created HMW statements and solutions - Big issue with how specific the HMW statement should be.

Week: 8/5/20 - 8/11/20

Technical Area:

  • Learned how to use Figma for wireframing/prototyping
  • Created a lo-fidelity prototype
  • Received input from usability testing

Tools:

  • Mural to brainstorm/map ideas
  • Slack for group communication
  • Figma for designing prototypes
  • Google Forms for usability testing survey

Soft Skills:

  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Scheduling
  • Relating to the user

Achievement Highlights:

  • Created a interactive lo-fidelity prototype on Figma
  • Worked with group to combine low-fidelity prototypes into a more polished version
  • Received results from a usability testing survey

Meetings Attended: 08/06, 08/07, 08/11, assorted group meetings

Goals:

  • Act on feedback from the Stem-Away stakeholders on the low-fidelity prototype
  • Create a high-fidelity prototype for the Stem-Away mobile interface

Tasks Done:

  • Created and collaborated on low-fidelity prototypes on Figma: It was hard to agree on what direction we wanted to take the prototype, so we got outside feedback.
  • Created a usability testing survey

Week: 8/12/20 - 8/18/20

Technical Area:

  • Worked on a hi-fidelity prototype
  • Did testing

Tools

  • Mural to brainstorm/map ideas
  • Slack for group communication
  • Figma for designing prototypes

Soft Skills:

  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Scheduling

Achievement Highlights:

  • Created a interactive hi-fidelity prototype on Figma
  • Learned about branding

Meetings Attended: 08/11, 08/12, 08/13

Goals:

  • Present hi-fidelity prototype

Tasks Done:

  • Created a hi-fidelity prototype - This was a lot simpler than I thought it would be, mostly acting on feedback, and adding in colors from the StemAway color pallete.
  • Edited presentation slides