Jasmine Ong - UX/UI Self-Assessment

Technical:

  • Secondary research (about Bioinformatics)

Tools:

  • STEM-Away Platform
  • Discord
  • Google Suite
  • Google (for researching)

Soft Skills:

  • Time management
  • Collaboration (especially with strangers)

3 Achievement Highlights:

  • Meeting and collaborating with my UX/UI team via Google Suite and Discord
  • Learning more about bioinformatics when conducting secondary research about the field
  • Assimilated relevant information for conducting user interviews and finding eligible interviewees from the Bioinformatics track

Upcoming Goals:

  • Learn more about generative research as well as experience consolidating it
  • Connecting more with my peers and teammates

Tasks:

  • Brainstorming and discussing with my team
  • Researching about bioinformatics for the slide deck
  • Preparing interview information like possible candidates and questions

Technical:

  • Interviewing users for research
  • Interpreting user interview data

Tools:

  • Discord
  • Google Suite
  • Zoom
  • Trello

Soft Skills:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication

3 Achievement Highlights:

  • Collaborating with my team to organize our responsibilities and execute our plans
  • Contacting and interviewing members of the BI track
  • Gathering and organizing research on the team Trello and using this to see our stakeholders, the opinions of our users, etc.

Upcoming Goals:

  • Creating personas as a guide for our prototypes
  • Interpreting data in a practical and useful way

Tasks:

  • Helping with drafting outreach letters
  • Contacting our interviewees for our primary research
  • Interviewing a team member of Bioinformatics
  • Learning more about tactical research

Technical:

  • Interviewing more users for research
  • Consolidating interview data
  • Creating 2 user personas to guide the team
  • Creating a user journey map for one of the personas

Tools:

  • Discord
  • Zoom
  • Trello
  • Figma
  • Miro

Soft Skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Critical Analysis
  • Focus

3 Achievement Highlights:

  • Consolidating the information from all the past user interviews and filtering the data we need for the research
  • Creating user personas (BI student and BI educator)
  • Visualized the user journey of a BI student who would be a main stakeholder for the app as a user of the BI software we are to create

Upcoming Goals:

  • Create design concepts and storyboards
  • Use the personas and user journeys as a guide for prototypes and interface features

Tasks:

  • Learn about creating personas and user journeys
  • Make personas with the team using the gained interview data
  • Created user journeys using the created personas and gathered information from the BI interviewees
  • Coordinated with fellow team members via Discord calls

Technical:

  • Creating storyboards for the group personas
  • Creating flowcharts for the actions of the group personas for the BI app to be created

Tools:

  • Discord
  • Trello
  • Miro

Soft Skills:

  • Communication
  • Critical Analysis
  • Collaboration
  • Empathy

3 Achievement Highlights:

  • Used the personas to create concrete information to be applied to prototypes later on
  • Drew storyboards for the 2 personas
  • Visualized the actions of the personas and put these into a user flowchart

Upcoming Goals:

  • Create wireframes to be used as guides later on for prototypes
  • Apply design principles to ensure layout of the interface is clear and usable
  • Plan core structure for the interface

Tasks:

  • Coordinated with fellow team members via Discord calls
  • Used Miro to draw a storyboard for the user persona
  • Used Miro to create a UX flowchart for the actions of the personas

Technical:

  • Creating basic wireframes as a guide for future prototypes
  • Translating heuristics principles to ensure the usability of the proposed wireflows

Tools:

  • Discord
  • Trello
  • Figma
  • Excalidraw

Soft Skills:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Empathy
  • Open mindedness
  • Organization

3 Achievement Highlights:

  • Polished flowchart to have a comprehensive guide for the wireflows
  • Collaborating with a team member for the task
  • Utilizing the software Excalidraw to create a wireframe for the web app to be created

Upcoming Goals:

  • Creating a full prototype of the web app in Figma
  • Conducting user testing with core stakeholders (especially those in the Bioinformatics track)
  • Gather feedback on the usability of the prototype and use this to further improve on the final design

Tasks:

  • Coordinated one-on-one with a team member to collaborate on the task at hand
  • Created a semi-comprehensive wireflow for the statistical analysis page of the web app
  • Applied design principles to ensure maximum usability

Technical:

  • Transferring the wireframe to Figma
  • Contact the bioinformatics community to answer the usability testing form

Tools:

  • Discord
  • Figma
  • STEM-Away Private Messages

Soft Skills:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Eye for detail
  • Friendliness and openness

3 Achievement Highlights:

  • Used Figma to create a Low-Fidelity prototype of the interface
  • Contacted the previous BI interviewees for the usability testing
  • Ensuring the usability and interactivity of the prototype, as well as making sure that everything is readable and clear

Upcoming Goals:

  • Refining the prototype further to make it a High-fidelity prototype
  • Gathering feedback from the BI community to further improve on our design
  • Apply design principles to ensure complete usability and maximum aesthetic appeal to the design

Tasks:

  • Transferred and refined 3 wireframe windows to the Lo-fi prototype
  • Created the nuanced windows (ex. toggled menus) for the SA portion of the prototype
  • Reached out to members of the BI community to help answer our user testing form

Technical:

  • Conducting a user testing session
  • Used Figma for high-fidelity prototyping
  • Presented the Capstone Presentation

Tools:

  • Discord
  • Figma
  • STEM-Away Private Messages
  • Zoom

Soft Skills:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Focus
  • Eyes for detail and aesthetics
  • Organization and analysis

3 Achievement Highlights:

  • Learned more about opportunities for growth through the user testing session
  • Helped bring the high-fidelity prototype to life by implementing a new color and font scheme and worked on several windows here
  • Presented the preliminary capstone presentation to Debaleena, Anthony, and Benjamin

Upcoming Goals:

  • Work on presentation and collaboration skills in preparation for the final Capstone Presentation

Tasks:

  • Conducted a user testing session with a BI lead
  • Created a new branding scheme for the High-Fidelity prototype
  • Worked on the High-fi prototype
  • Worked on and presented the Team 2 Capstone Presentation