Trying out my first designs
It's been a few weeks since I started out learning UX design and the experience has been nothing short of amazing. I finally have a hobby where I can further explore my creative skills. Within the short period that the internship commenced, I have learned about
- understanding the difference between user's interface and user's experience design,
- empathizing with users in order to be able to design user-centric products
- conducting quantitative and qualitative research as a form of empathizing with users,
- drawing user's persona,
- drawing empathy maps,
- the design thinking process,
- the basics of Figma
- and much more.
After learning the background information relating to the subject, the first assignment that was given that has to do with actual design was to design a credit card check-out page for an E-commerce site. Below is what I designed. I know it is not all that pretty, but as I said, it was my first. We all can remember our first time, right?
The first one done and dusted, I got another assignment yesterday to design a hero page for an E-commerce platform. of course, I needed some inspiration, so I checked online for some. I also thought about doing something close to being original, so I visited @itsmrhino page and felt I could make a pseudo-hero page design of his upcoming website. I also took a screenshot of his logo and below is what I managed to design. This was just purely for practice purposes.
In the design above, I tried to put the knowledge of component creation, auto-layout, and style guide into practice. There is still a long way to go because I could not apply the skills quite well. Learning continues next week as classes are usually Tuesdays and Thursdays. I just hope this design would be enough for me to get promoted to the next stage.
What do you guys think? Comments, constructive feedback, and suggestions about how I can improve my skills would be appreciated. I know we've got some gurus on this blockchain.