In a fast moving world where people are always on the move and everyone’s looking for tldr’s, Summary is the goto app for getting all your favorite content, condensed. Its a mix of content publishing and sharing to let people share their thoughts in a concise fashion and follow their favorite users and topics to get summaries instead of drudging on long boring articles. Not only that, since its a sharing platform, users can also leverage the platform to share news and build event timelines. These use cases were used as motivation for further feasibility study of this idea. A basic set of app screens were designed keeping the publishing and social aspect of app in place.
Arosha Afridi is a graphic design major based out of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Being an artist in the making, Arosha needed her online portfolio to be flexible enough to display the full range of her work. Therefore, the neutrality of theme and easy categorisation were the main focus during the UX design. Simplicity of theme also paves way for artwork to outshine other components of the website by grabbing user’s focus against simple background and minimal noise. Considering the fact that it was more important to draw user’s attention to individual artworks rather than creating a visual overload, large imagery was used in portfolio section.
UI/UX Design | ReactJScovid19.muaviausmani.com
COVID-19 has brought with it a surge of misinformation. And with the constant stress on stats and mounting numbers, the information outlets and content sharing platforms often paint a very apocalyptic picture of the world. With so much misinformation and depression, finding reasonable and scientifically valid information can be like looking for a needle through a haystack for some. This was the motivation behind building COVID-19 curator, a microsite for curating valid bits of information, collected from the internet. Since the goal was to give up noise in favor of reason, a clean design needed to be an ambassador of this motivation as well.
UI/UX Design | ReactJS | Ionic
HireNinja is a platform for companies to find vetted software developers. Once a developer signs up, the app takes her through a series of steps where she can add her work experiences, education, and portfolio. To be eligible to apply for jobs, developers are required to pass HireNinja’s coding tests, after which they become a part of vetted developer pool that member companies can choose from. The platform also allows companies to manage their hiring pipelines, hire developers from a select pool based on their subscription plans, and can have prolonged access to their preferred developers for future hirings.
ReactJS | NodeJS | Postgresedjx.io
EDJX is a serverless edge computing platform that allows businesses to harness the power of large scale cloud infrastructures. Through its business model, EDJX aims to bring infrastructure owners and potential consumers to a single platform that serves the needs of all stakeholders. EDJX is also leveraging the power of blockchain for safe and smooth transactions between the infrastructure owners and consumers. As one of the first engineers at EDJX, I had the opportunity to build the Dashboard app from ground up, made a lot of contributions to its backend architecture, and learned to translate business goals into technical features.
Arosha Afridi is a graphic design major based out of Harrisonburg, Virginia.Being an artist in the making, Arosha needed her online portfolio to be flexible enough to display the full range of her work. Therefore, the neutrality of theme and easy categorisation were the main focus during the UX design.
Like any artist, the portfolio needs to be accesible to a wider audience. But more importantly, for a design major, the portfolio site needs to make a full display of her artistic skills and provide her with a medium to convey her work to other artists.
The UX design needed to be flexible enough to allow for any kind of artwork. Not only that, it needs to not interfere in artist's creativity, but leverage that as much as possible to draw attention to it.
Black & white was chosen as main theme for the portfolio. That allows colors in the artwork to become more prominent against a simple background. A sample of this can be seen on the home screen where the Mughal artwork easily grabs user's attention against black text and white background.
Working with artists allows a developer to have a lot of creative expression, but its really important to not abuse that independence of creative expression to the point that it interferes with user experience. Given below is one such example where home screen was initially filled with illustrations. But as you can see, that creates a lot of noise on homepage and makes it less appealing than if no illustrations were used.
The font combination is a contrast between a serif (Merriweather) and sans serif (Open Sans) font. Another important design decision I made here was using larger fonts. I thought larger fonts with less noise allow smoother transition from text to images, which are main focus of the website.
Considering the fact that it was more important to draw user’s attention to individual artworks rather than creating a visual overload, large imagery was used in portfolio section.
And its always good to have a little fun while telling visitors they landed on a wrong page.