This semester, fall 2020, I took on the challenge of created graphic props for film. Since I didn’t have a real film to work on, I chose the novel All the Light We Cannot See (ATLWCS). The novel takes place in France and Germany before and during World War II…


This semester (Fall 2020) I had a Capstone class. This class is meant to give students an entire semester to work on one project (versus 3 or 4 projects). With all of this time and opportunity, I decided to do something outside of my comfort zone. An interview with Annie…


Since the prototype for the app was complete, it was time to test it. For this, I prepared a script that included questions for the testers and the tasks I would be asking them to complete. The app was designed for 11 to 15 year-old kids; however, I, unfortunately, do…


To finish off the semester in the course Design Research Theory & Process, my class and I were challenged to test one of the theories presented by Jeff Johnson in his book Designing with the Mind in Mind. I tested the theory that our peripheral vision is poor.

The Theory

The science…


I was challenged to design a hypothetical application for the nonprofit organization Kids in the Middle. KITM provides counseling services for children and their parents who are going through a divorce. …


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I will be creating UX/UI for a hypothetical app for a real nonprofit organization named Kids in the Middle. According to their website “Kids In The Middle® (KITM) is a non-profit organization that empowers children, parents and families during and after divorce through counseling, education and support.” The app I…


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What is citizen science?

Citizen science the collection and analysis of data by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with scientists. Today’s access to technology allows participants to enter their data on a website or in an app.

Sensafety

https://www.sensafety.org/
According to their website, “Sensafety gives citizens the opportunity to…


It’s important to do research before designing any project and an important component of that research is defining the audience. Knowing who you are designing for, what their motivations are, and what their life is like will help you create a product that will fit their needs.

To kick off…


Testing the prototype I created for Rooney’s Books was a big learning experience. I hadn’t created an interactive product like this before and had it tested by multiple people. I was excited when users knew exactly what to do with the different buttons and interactions and made sure to note…


To continue the process started in my previous post about defining the user journey, I’m going to talk about my design choices for the bookstore app “Rooney’s Books”. Rooney’s books is a completely digital bookstore that focuses on fiction. …

Grace DeWald

Graphic designer based in the Midwest. I have a particular love for branding and package design, but I enjoy applying my skills to all kinds of projects.

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