UX Writing Mini-Challenge

This is a project I undertook to practice effective UX copywriting and dabble at wireframing. After conversation mining on a gardening subreddit and creating a persona for the typical user of this gardening app, I used my collected data and persona to write an Empty State for the “Happy Plant” app.

Samples of Context-Specific Design

There’s both an art and a science to graphic-making. The graphic itself, on an aesthetic level, has to be pleasing to the eye. There’s also a responsibility of the designer to ensure that the graphic functionally makes sense. A picture is worth a thousand words, and I would even go far as to say thatContinue reading “Samples of Context-Specific Design”

The Importance of User Design in Games for Health

I wrote another article about one of my favorite topics, games for health! Here is a blurb: Looking to regulate your sleeping habits? Searching for a way to teach sexual health? There’s an app for that. In today’s web-based world, games for health are rocketing in popularity. These “serious” games are specifically designed to encourageContinue reading “The Importance of User Design in Games for Health”

There’s An App For That!

I recently wrote an article about mobile health apps on the ArtSciLab website! Here is a blurb: “Noom isn’t just your average dieting app. It’s goal-oriented psychotherapy that helps you think critically about the food you’re eating.” I heard this pitch a few weeks ago during a radio ad, and I thought: wow, I like thatContinue reading “There’s An App For That!”

Article On Neuroscience From Underground

Tech is an extension of our daily lives, for some of us more than others. According to a 2017 survey conducted by ReportLinker, a tech analyst company, 46 percent of Americans surveyed say they use their phones before even getting out of bed in the morning. That doesn’t surprise us because it’s not a stretchContinue reading “Article On Neuroscience From Underground

BLOG POST: Ripping into Glossier.com

Earlier for an assignment, I had to critique the layout of a website of my choosing so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. By choosing the web page for Glossier.com, I was getting my assignment done, and also getting to say my piece about companies that co-opt the minimalist aesthetic (BUT DOContinue reading “BLOG POST: Ripping into Glossier.com”

BLOG POST: Some Interface Criticism

I’m one of the 55.5% of listeners who stream podcasts on the Apple Podcasts app because it’s the default app on my phone. I assure you if not for the main feature of “it’s right there,” I would not be using it so often. Although there is a number of things that could be improvedContinue reading “BLOG POST: Some Interface Criticism”

BLOG POST: Unconventional Neccessities At Your Work Desk

I’m saying this in second person, but really this is just a list of unconventional things I keep in my workspace. If you work at a desk — whether it’s at home or an office — it’s safe to assume you expect a degree of productivity from it. Here are some things that may helpContinue reading “BLOG POST: Unconventional Neccessities At Your Work Desk”