Emily Tran - UX Design- Self Assessment

Week: August 4th

Overview of Things Learned:

Technical Area: Learned user research methods and conducted user interviews, made personas, empathy maps and affinity maps,

Tools: Mural for brainstorming, affinity maps, stakeholder maps, diagrams, Slack for collaboration, STEM-Away Forum for announcements

Soft Skills: Communication, time management, and collaboration

Achievement Highlights: Gathered insights from user interviews, learned how to narrow down a problem, learned how to understand the user through personas and empathy maps

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

Goals for the Upcoming Week: narrow down the problem more, complete 2 low fi prototypes and narrow it down to one solution, learn how to make a prototype interactive on figma,

Tasks Done: helped created stakeholder map, interviewed stemaway users, helped create personas, affinity map, and empathy map, brainstormed solutions

Week: August 11

Overview of Things Learned:

Technical Area: Brainstormed solutions, made wireframes, made a low fidelity prototype, conducted usability testing

Tools: Slack for collaboration, STEM-Away Forum for announcements, figma for creating the prototype, google docs for usability survey

Soft Skills: Communication, time management, and collaboration

Achievement Highlights: Learned about different UI principles, learned how to make a prototype interactive, successfully gathered data on making our prototype better

Meetings attended: 8/6, 8/7, 8/11

Goals for the Upcoming Week: improve our prototype by focusing more on networking and make it less confusing

Tasks Done: made wireframes, helped narrow down a wireframes solution, helped make the prototype, made the usability testing survey

Week: August 11-18

Overview of Things Learned:

Technical Area: Moodboard, prototyping, gathered data and feedback, testing,

Tools: Mural for brainstorming, Slack for collaboration, STEM-Away Forum for announcements, Google Meet for collaboration

Soft Skills: Communication, time management, and collaboration

Achievement Highlights: Helped finish high fidelity prototype, wrote visual context for the presentation, learned about branding

Meetings attended: 8/6, 8/7, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13

Goals for the Upcoming Week: Present the high fidelity prototype to the STEM-Away team

Tasks Done: Helped create a moodboard, used data and suggestions from meeting to adjust the prototype, helped design and make the prototype interactive