Design Sprint | Portfolio | Personal Branding | Usability Heuristics| Dropbox Redesign

Index

  • Design Sprint
  • Design Sprint Goals
  • Benefits of Design Sprint
  • Portfolio
  • Tips for a good portfolio
  • Personal Brand
  • Figuring out your personal brand
  • Usability Heuristics
  • Dropbox Redesign

What is Design Sprint?

A process that designers use to achieve their goal within a week, typically spread over 5 full 8 hours days.

Design Sprint Goal

Solve a critical design challenge through designing, prototyping, and testing ideas with users

Benefits of Design Sprints

  • Save time
  • Create a path to bring a product to market
  • Prioritize the user
  • Test product before launch

Read more here — https://designsprintkit.withgoogle.com/

Portfolio

A collection of work you’ve created that shows your skills in a certain area

Tips for a good portfolio

  • Establish your personal brand
  • Tell a story
  • Be concise
  • Keep your navigation simple and intuitive
  • Go beyond the template
  • Include a diversity of projects
  • Feature case studies
  • Website is responsive
  • Test your website

Personal Brand

The way in which your personality, unique skills, and values as a designer intersect with your public persona.

Figuring out your personal brand

  • What am I naturally good at?
  • What have I learned to do well?
  • What do I enjoy?
  • What do I value?
  • How do other people describe me and my talents?
  • What do I want people to recognize me for?

10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design

  • Visibility of system status
  • Match between system and the real world
  • User control and freedom
  • Consistency and standards
  • Error prevention
  • Recognition rather than recall
  • Flexibility and efficiency of use
  • Esthetic and minimalist design
  • Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors
  • Help and documentation

Read more here — https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ten-usability-heuristics/

Dropbox redesign: 100DaysOfUX Challenge

  • What are some noticeable changes that you see throughout the years?
  • Why do you think some of these changes were made?
  • How would you try to redesign the website for 2022? What parts of it would you change?
  • [OPTIONAL]: If you’ve already used Figma, you could also try to redesign the current website.

Changes that we can see throughout the years

  • 2007 — No Images, simple website
  • 2008 — Added some interactive buttons
  • 2010 — Added Images, less cluster, more spacing
  • 2012 — More graphics, visuals, Illustrations
  • 2017 — Follow new trends, Big texts, Proper Hierarchy
  • 2019 — Looks more pleasing, much content

Checkout here — http://uxtimeline.com/dropbox.html

Some of these changes were made because

  • New trends every year
  • User Experience
  • UX/UI Laws followed

Some Usability Heuristics that has been followed progressively throughout the years

  • Aesthetic and Minimalist Design
  • Help and Documentation
  • Recognition Rather Than Recall
  • Consistency and Standards

Design Change

  • Removed Header Line
  • More Space

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