Student Web Awards
Student Web Awards
SWA has been on a hiatus for 2 years. As a class in advanced web we are now working to bring SWA back with the goal of making it the go-to online web design and development competition for students. This will be a way for students to put their work on display and get noticed by professionals. This is my UI/UX process and the website I created for them.
Understand the User
We created an online survey that we sent out to college students around the nation to understand what their needs were. Each question was specifically designed to discover who our target audience is and what has stopped them from entering in a competition before along with what would help them to enter in the future.
We came up with a few personas that exemplified the target audience using the data collected from the survey. We then narrowed down the personas to three specific personas that best described our client.
Customer Journey Maps
We created maps of how our personas would find out about SWA and how they would interact with the website through the whole process. We discovered what difficulties they would face and how our UX design could
Creation And Testing
Using my understanding of the target persona I created my first prototype to fit their needs. Here are a few peeks at it.
We put the site to the test with several college students. We had specific goals in mind for the site and made tasks to test those goals. There were many ideas I had, but a few of the main things that I found to change were: the word “Deetz” in the nav bar was fun, but not easy to understand, the competition should be more openly displayed, and that I could format the rules section to be more legible and user friendly.
Synthesizing To Completion
I am currently in the process of making changes to finalize the prototype. Afterwards the development will start and the site should be completed by the end of 2020. I loved this process and I am learning great things from it.
Logos by me!
Logos by me!
A premium outdoor gear company who wanted a mascot to rep their products.
Thunderworks Makerspace is where theory and ideas can be experienced through engaged, hands-on, collaborative learning experiences.
Urieco specializes in designing high-end, custom homes with high quality materials.
A studio helping young girls prepare for the professional world of dance.
The STEM center is dedicated to helping K-12 to enjoy and understand STEM.
A bath shop with natural plant based products that are healthy for you.
Crossfit Cedar City
This company wanted neon signs inside their gym, however it didn’t fit inside their budget. As an alternative option I created this set of large false neon signs that will bring their gym the excitement and fun they were looking for.
3 Hat Trio
Three Hat Trio
Three Hat Trio is a unique band from Southern Utah. They have started a new genre they call desert rock. Their instruments include a viola, banjo and hello. They needed an end tag that shows off each band member’s individuality and is just as unique as they are.
Web Design – Rebrand – Photography
This delicious Acai shop needed a brand update and a new website. Photography was the way to pull people in and get them craving Purple Oasis. The website was built to swipe left to right.
Tiny homes are very in style, however there are many afraid of taking the jump to buy one for themselves. Tiny life is so new that people don’t know what to expect. I branded the company Tiny Haven to feel like a company someone can trust to get the job done professionally while knowing they will end up with a home that they can’t stop posting to instagram.
Flying can be rough. After a terrible trip where things didn’t line up correctly, my family ended up missing a flight. I came up with the idea for a travel agency called Full Circle that creates a seamless trip for you with no loose ends. This is the branding I created for it.
Branding – Illustration – Hand Lettering
There are a lot of people who believe that living a life without consuming animal products would be difficult and unsatisfying. Drizzle, a plant based bakery, aims to reshape those ideas. They also bring awareness to the benefits of living a more plant-based diet. I created this bakery’s branding to include illustrative hand lettered posters and packaging. The spunky hand drawn style is used to draw people in to read the facts on the posters. The overall branding creates the atmosphere of a local, lovable spot that people want to spend their time in.