UI/UX Designs: What I have been up to lately
It has been a while I updated my blog concerning the journey I have taken in becoming a UI/UX designer. This is, in part, due to the fact that I lost a bit of steam enthusiastically, and partly because I have been preoccupied with one of the assignments given to me, the success of which comes as a prerequisite to moving to the next stage of the internship program.
Concerning the assignment, I was to solve the problem associated with the donation of books in Africa, be it ebooks or hard copy books of different genres. Of course, I was to approach the subject as a UI/UX designer. First I needed to interview the target audience - those who are book buyers/readers and willing to donate their old books but have been having problems doing so. In other words, I had to conduct user research.
After conducting the research, I aggregated the response and came up with a user persona. From there, I came up with the user story and designed the user flow. Being my first time doing this, I felt totally overwhelmed and lost inspiration. In fact, I felt like giving up at some points. Anyway, the good news is that I did not give up.
Next was for me to design the wireframes. The instruction was for me to design both low fidelity and high fidelity wireframes for the platform that will solve the problems of the user persona I have come up with. I spent hours and days chopping and changing a lot of things. I have never attempted designing a mobile app interface before - it has always been web platforms. Anyway, I thought the best solution to addressing the pain points of my user persona is to design a mobile app.
While doing all these, the time allotted for me to finish up has, far, been exceeded. Nevertheless, I did not entirely give up. My preliminary submission was rejected because I did not submit the low fi wireframe with it. Today, however, I successfully completed the low-fi and hi-fi wireframes. The screenshots of what I came up with are those I have shared in this post. I sincerely do not know how to grade myself or if my mentor will find it good enough. I am just hoping for the best and expecting the worst.
What do you guys think of these designs? Your honest assessments would be sincerely appreciated.