THE UX OF DATA VISUALIZATION understood through fidget spinners

How might we tell a story through data visualization?

THE UX OF DATA VISUALIZATION PART 1

This past quarter at the University of Washington I took a class on Data Visualization. As a multifaceted Designer, I see the importance of Big Data in future of informing design decisions. Data is a powerful mechanism for telling stories. I anticipate that there will be a shift in how we communicate our & tell our stories as designers.

University of Washington Interdisplinary Degree portfolio

University of Washington Interdisplinary Degree portfolio

Why create the portfolio?

I have recently earned my bachelors degree in the interdisciplinary major of Science Technology and Society at the University of Washington. I had opportunity to work with faculty members trained in disciplines ranging from sustainability and data science to political economy and visual communication. I’ve developed skills in scientific, technological, and social research along with their capacities for critical, creative, and ethical reflection. Now graduating with my bachelors at the U.W, I leave with an interdisciplinary framework centered around responsible use of science and technology. I hope to apply the principles I learned during my undergrad studies to my upcoming career in UX design. Here is are curated list of some of the valuable insights along with notable projects.

The Architecture of Information.

The Architecture of Information.

...The term IA was originally spoken: Richard Saul Wurman in 1976. He started off as an architect and Graphic design who published a book in 1996 on Information Architects for the World Wide Web...

Icons are everywhere

Icons are everywhere

...This is a normal Amazon cardboard box that I received a while back. When you look to the top right hand corner, you will see two arrows pointing up with an underline...

Task Analysis: How to paint a wall like a UX Designer

Task Analysis: How to paint a wall like a UX Designer

...Some would argue that task analysis is one cornerstone of instructional research design. But just what is task analysis? Well, it literally is what you think. During the UX Research phase, it is common that you observe your users behaviors before you create your final product...

Roots of UX

Roots of UX

...Donald Norman is who coined the term User Experience in the 90’s. He wrote classics like The Design of Everyday ThingsThe Design of Future Thingsand Emotional Design: why we love (or hate) every day things. At the time, he was working as Vice President on the Product Design team at Apple...