The following are varied projects I have worked on in my UX/UI design studies, learning how to practice design strategy, technique and principles through various tools to find different design solutions.
This lesson focused on responsive design and thinking about optimal interaction experience across three different devices (smart watch, desktop, wall). I thought of a common task I do everyday that I wished had more responsive design, checking my account balance after I had made a purchase. It was interesting working bottom up, figuring out the basic and essential information you would want and then adding more information.
It definitely helped me consider the challenges that come with responsive design. A challenge that was difficult, but thought-provoking as it really had me consider what the true needs of the user (myself in this scenario) are.
This came from exercises of laying out grids, necessary when creating responsive designs.
I wanted to start with a website I use often and know well, breaking down design elements to the bare functions, and then re-working the grid to another format that gives me the information I want.
Amazon however, has more than one purpose than serving the user's most efficient need, as they have marketing tactics to keep the user on their website longer, so the chance they will buy something will increase.
The above grid follows a hierarchal format, where as the below follows a column structure. I used Axure.