Concept design for a Blockstack browser user account landing page.
First Draft Concept Designs
I experimented with layouts and functions.
The key design patterns or challenges I have to address are:
Instead of using a toolbar to hide all the functions, I featured them prominently on the left column.
All major actions and information are available there. Anything else is placed under the settings button at the bottom.
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SpeakOut Case Study Non-Profit Website Redesign to Increase Awareness and Engagement.
SpeakOut is a national non-profit organization that educates, inspires and empowers young people to become activists for social justice.
SpeakOut works with colleges, universities, schools, organizations, government agencies and the private sector, promoting critical analysis, creativity and innovative strategies for 21st century problem solving.
They are the nation’s only non-profit speakers agency, providing educational and cultural speakers, resources, and programs nationally.
On the volunteer site Catchafire, SpeakOut posted a design brief to redo their website, branding and communication with their audience. …
While freelancing for the design agency AKQA, I worked on a project for the snack company WheatThin.
For the Superbowl, WheatThin wanted to celebrate the event by handing out snacks to their customers while they are at home watching the excitement of the game. But this would be based on which city had more users interacting with the WheatThin marketing site.
A fintech app for a new generation of mobile inventors.
Building wealth is complicated for many families of the current generation. Investing is at its lowest since 1995. Many families are underserved by banks and investment houses.
Create a mobile app that will allow users to interact with an automated investing platform that selects investments and invest money without the use of a financial advisor.
Redesigned an antiquated desktop tax application into a custom software cloud system. A B2B product.
Users originally had complicated folder structures with excel files that lived on their individual computers and shared drives. This led to complex review processes with many costly printouts, and storage of year old documents.
Redesign a desktop tax filing system into a cloud based application.
Bitcoin and all of crypto started as a niche concept. It’s aspirations are high and honorable. Create a currency that transcends borders and governments that will allow everyone, no matter economic background, to send currency across the globe. But I’ve always wondered why most people find it hard to use bitcoin or any crypto?
We have Venmo, Cash App and Google wallet. Why are these apps more acceptable for the average person to use then QTUMs or even Jaxx (Sorry Jaxx). I think I have the answer, bad design.
Can Design Save Crypto?
Yes, design can save cryptocurrencies. How? The difference between wallets and Dapps is the user experience behind the product, the design thinking. …
In our industry there are so many different ways to go about doing user experience. Visit producthunt.com and you’ve find a web app for any single task or situation. From creating personas, to flowcharts and of course hundreds of wireframing apps. But all these apps have one or two features that are missing. Therefore no single app has a complete solution.
So why use web apps when pen, paper and sticky notes work just fine. Paper doesn’t crash or require a system update. And unlike many web apps they won’t get bought by Adobe, Facebook or Invision and shut down.
I’ve used these to create sitemaps. These help the team to grasp the project visually, which is easier for most people. Use them to map out complex flows. …
From my years of working in both advertising and SaaS (Software as a service) , the communication between the designer and the project manager can easily go from friendly to frenemy.
First, let’s talk about what these two roles are:
Sits in meetings with clients or higher level management on the needs that for the client company. The PM listens to theses needs and synthesizes this information onto a document detailing goals and requirements. They get face time with the client and should have a deep understanding of client’s business infrastructure and that of your own company’s capabilities. That face time tells a story that doesn’t go into the project document but should be related to the design team. …
A couple of months ago a trend emerged in the design and tech community. Sites featuring individuals that the website creator admired began to spring up.
Some of these sites are focused on women in the design and tech arenas, others are a list of inspirational individuals in the industry the site designer might look up to. Many of these sites feature mostly Caucasian designers with a few having at least one or two people of color. …
How does one go about talking to his fellow CO-OP shareholders? By camping out in the laundry room, talk to strangers and try not to be creepy.
There’s a user experience practice called gorilla testing. Its commonly used to test a digital product prototype to unbiased users in cafes. The main ideas is to get raw feedback on your product. Taking this method in a different direction did what anyone else would do in a laundry room, get laundry done. Questioned shareholders about the current website. In full disclosure there is some bias with those I interviewed. Most interviewees had experience with the website, which is what I wanted of course. …