New Template, Yay!

 

Yay! I’m happy with this template since it’s nice & simple and has a gold accent (the pink is my idea since my header has pink background haha). This also looks cleaner than the previous template hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope this new template makes reading experience better ๐Ÿ˜€

See you on the next post!

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Cognitive Designer – Don Norman

I want to write about UX and this is just baby steps. I hope I can get better in writing. For now, it just several points about the video I watched yesterday. It’s nice and concise ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Several points from this video:

  • Cognitive designer is a new kind of designer that includes all the other kind designers.
  • We’re trying to make tech work well with people. We take what we understand about the human being, human cognition, and apply that to making tech, services, systems better for people.
  • Applying cognition for the benefits of people.ย A bridge between tech, people, and human capabilities.
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New Header

This header change is unplanned hehe. I was bored at the time then I decided to play with photoshop brushes. Found some good brushes and tried to make something. And here it is

 

yay!

 

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Logo: MJ – Beauty Product

I tried to join a design contest in 99designs some weeks ago. The contest brief was this:

Name to incorporate in the logo

MJ

Description of the organization and its target audience

Target audience: mostly females,
Product: beauty product (exfoliating wash cloth and bath bombs for now) I would like a design I can use for various beauty products

Industry

Cosmetics & Beauty

 

Based on the brief, I created two logos:

 

I didn’t win this contest, but I got 3 stars for each design. I think it’s a good start haha.

 

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Design: A Thought Process

Some important points from article I read Celebrating Design Without Contending With It (http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/celebrating-design-without-contending-with-it)
Maybe the phenomenon of the โ€œdumbโ€ yet successful, familiar in many fields, applies equally in design.

Design (they are forever pointing out) is not merely an exercise in superficial aesthetics or styling, as the public may assume. It is, rather, a far more serious matter of problem-solving and experience-shaping, driven by a uniquely rigorous approach to the human-made world in all its dimensions.

how the design of any given space โ€œreally affects how we feel, how we behave”

โ€œDesign is not just a visual thing. Itโ€™s a thought process. Itโ€™s a skill. Ultimately, design is a tool to enhance our humanity. Itโ€™s a frame for life.โ€
Well, see you on next post. Cheers! ๐Ÿน

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Adobe Experience Design (XD) Finally Arrived for Windows

Yes, as you have read on the title, Adobe XD finally arrived for windows device ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ I was browsing this morning when I stumbled on something about this awaited software (which actually has arrived 2 days ago *cmiiw). 

Finally arrived!!

Wait no more (fortunately I have finished my task), I went to Adobe XD page and downloaded it right away and did my first trial. Well, the installation process was quite fast and the app is light in my laptop. The software interface is so simple, which is nice since the canvas will be filled with many elements of app design. At first, I was a bit confused about how to use it, but thanks to YouTube, I could learn how to use it quickly.
Here’s the YouTube video which helped me to use it~

Adobe Experience Design: Interactive Wireframing

Though all the hoopla around XD has involved finsished designs, let’s not forget XD can be a great tool for creating interactive wireframes and Rapid Prototyping.


Thank you~

I was excited and so happy, I made my first wireframe with this app and also try the interactive prototype ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

My first wireframe with Adobe XD

Yaaay!!! Can’t wait to explore this app ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

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