An interactive splash page that provides an exploration-based UI that helps a person find and discover local "fireside" social meet-ups.
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This is a splash page/interactive web poster. When a visitor navigates to a project, they will be able to immediately interact with fellow designers or participants. Using this interactive poster, new people can find others to connect with quickly and without hassle. The core ideology behind this feature is to establish a grass-roots community, where it is simple to discover and access community members. The poster can funnel in new users as well as be a tool to reach out for local growth
Close up view of the hero/intro.
Close up view of the friend finder.
Users of IDEO will be able to use their location to begin interacting with other designers. This tool can be used for a grass roots movement to get more people involved in discussion, even if they are not members of IDEO or submitting a project.
The finder portion after a location has been specified. Hovering over a person will give you details about meeting up with them.
First mock up theme
Finder portion to first mock up theme.
Finder portion of fuchsia theme.
Ocean teal theme.
Finder portion of ocean teal theme.
Snap pea green theme.
Finder portion of snap pea green theme.
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Why do you want to be OpenIDEO's Visual and User Experience Designer?
I'm a graduate student in Digital Media at the U of Madison, WI. Soon I leave to finish my degree in California at the U of Irvine. I have worked every type of job and have done my fair share of multicultural traveling. Of my travels, and in my experiences, I have a hunger for design. Not just because it's some challenge in making something, but because it can shape the future. It can be the chalk that passes from hand to hand (Hidden Figures). I am moving always onward, to design for change.
How many years of experience do you have?
Between 3 - 5 years of experience
How did you hear about this challenge?
I have been checking in on OpenIDEO's website from time to time, and noticed this opportunity.
What did you learn when developing the deliverables in response to the design brief?
I learned a new way to organize a project (inspired by Erika). From her work, I learned how to frame the steps into a journey, and make the initial work help flesh out later ideas. I dived into the OpenIDEO website, and checked out the "chapter" experience. This helped me think about what I wanted to design. I also challenged my own artistry skills, making some of my most beautiful peeples. Finally, this was my first submission like this, so I was pleased to get experience with this format.
Outlining the scope of the project like what's expected and how I am going to approach the situation.
Writing out all the small ideas that this design project can be about in the first place.
Coming up with a basic idea for what I am thinking.
Seeing what already is in place, and framing how that experience felt.
The idea of the whole project. Putting into words first, the idea of the design I have in mind.