May 8th, 2019
Project 4: UX Design
This project was meant to be an in-depth study of the work of a UX designer, and explored more about the process of UX and the various components.
For this project, three classmates (Kayla, Steven, Chongyi) and I chose the Binghamton University Residential Life website to study and design. Although the project was a huge task, considering the span of the Residential Life website (financial, social, administrative, informational aspects), we did our best to work together and create a UX process. We:
- developed and sent out a survey
- pinpointed user groups
- created and designed personas
- designed journey maps
- redesigned wireframes and optimized sitemaps for greater user accessibility
- created a design identity for our project
Primarily, I created the UX process for current students at Binghamton University, including the wireframes, persona, and more, as well as compiling and brand designing the project.
This project was definitely in new territory for me (as well as many other peers), but I enjoyed the challenge and the process that we went through of researching, designing and redesigning everything with one cohesive goal in mind: the user. There are always some troubling sites or design aspects about Binghamton that I wished students could have a part in to make it more widely and easily used. Creating this mock UX design gave us good experience and insight into more about UX, which I really enjoyed!
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April 2, 2019
Project 3: News Illustrations
For this project, we were tasked with creating three illustrations for three different news articles or editorials, and to have them establish a common theme. Rather than to find articles of similar content, I decided to tackle the idea of bringing three different concepts together using the style of illustration. These three illustrations make use of gradients, textures, and a sense of free flowing vector illustration. Each image is set on a white background, with colorful organic shapes, and has similar shading and color scheme (of muted but still rich colors).
This article is about how Joe Biden adopts a rescue dog named Major. In the midst of a lot of political drama and strife, I thought a bit of wholesome news was more than appropriate! America's Uncle adopts a German Shepherd and names it Major! Originally I had a more detailed (i.e. Joe Biden had wrinkles) but I replaced it for a more generic look that I felt vector illustrations were commonly known for.
March 5, 2019
Project 2: Line Icon
The line icon project was meant to create an icon that represented you. For this project I created an icon of a two-fingered peace sign, which I felt represented me pretty accurately. As a Korean-American, the two-fingered peace sign is one of the most generic photo-taking poses (next to America's "Cheese!"). I grew up posing with a peace sign for the most part, and now my hands are pretty much conditioned to throw it up everytime there's a camera pointed my way. I wanted to have a thin but organic shape to it, but I ran into trouble as soon as the size got smaller.
February 4, 2019
Project 1: My Intention
The purpose of this project was to create a postcard that captured a personal statement of the semester, or to capture personal intentions for the semester, whether it be goals, mottos, or motivational quotes.
This postcard has Psalms 42:1-5 as the main concept. This was a passage from the Bible, in the book of Psalms, that was something I wanted to remember in the coming semester about my faith and my own life as a Christian and follower of Jesus, even through life's struggles and challenges.