Game Jam Games
GET IT DONE
Website - Hackathon - November 2015
WINNER - Most Novel Concept
Team: Matthew Morrisey (developer), Ammar Moheize (PM)
UX designers and product managers were given 1 day to come up with a website idea based on some API constraints. We were then to present this idea about a week later to developers and allow them to choose the idea they most wanted to work on.
There are a lot of DIY, craft, and repair help websites out there that provide good walkthroughs of each process, but are severely lacking in terms of helping with finding the needed materials. Get It Done is meant to fix this issue by pulling from Amazon/Home Depot APIs, allowing the instruction-creator to link to the specific items needed, as well as alternatives, which would then allow the user to easily add all or some of the items to their Amazon/Home Depot cart. Essentially you are able to order your own 'kits' for any project that you could find on the website.
I came up with the idea and name and worked with the team to create a good layout; created the wireframes and logo, and worked directly with the developer.
As we only had 3 members, this project was nowhere near done by the end, but we all had a great time and ended up winning for most novel concept.
What is UX (Design)?
Class Keynote Presentation - January 2016
After meeting a student of Digital Marketing at a networking event I was asked to come in and teach an hour class on UX design. I have always enjoyed teaching and helping people understand the value of UX, as it oftentimes gets overlooked and dismissed.
I created this slideshow with their digital marketing knowledge in mind and inserted a few "ux" items into it, including the time-arrow and easy-to-follow animations/transitions. I covered the different specialties of UX design, listing various responsibilities, and went on to explain a few of the methods used and the outcomes gained.
I had a lot of fun doing this and would definitely teach again!