Domain of One’s Own Site

WordPress (Custom Page Template, Custom CSS, Custom Plugin) Help Guides, Educational Resources

Years Managed: Late 2016-2019
Design Update: Late 2019* 
Tools Using: WordPress (custom page template, custom plugin, page builder), CSS

Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) is a project at the University of Mary Washington. The DoOO project allows UMW students, faculty, and staff to register their own domain name and associate it with a hosted web space, free of charge while at UMW. With their Domain and corresponding web space, users will have the opportunity and flexibility to design and create a meaningful and vibrant digital presence. In late 2019, I redesigned the site as a continuation to my M.S. User-Centered Capstone project. Essentially, I brought the prototypes to life! The site is not only the log-in portal for users, but also includes help guides, educational resources, and examples of student sites.

Below are some screenshots of a few different pages I designed for the DoOO site in late 2019. To learn more about the site’s design journey, you can look over the final presentation of my M.S. User-Centered Capstone project.

*Note: The website’s appearance may have changed since I departed UMW.

User Flows: Nanoleaf Light Panels

User Flows, Prototypes

Graduate Research
RUCD 185: Design of Non-Screen User Experience
Brandeis University, Fall 2018

Tool Used: UXPin

We were tasked to create user flows for an Internet of Things (IoT) object. I chose to look at the user flow of completing a few tasks when using Nanoleaf’s Light Panels. This included looking at the physical object as well as the associated mobile app. I recreated the mobile app’s interface to show the user flows in Adobe XD CC.

Redesign Prototype: Apple Weather App

Prototypes (paper, low and high-fidelity)

Graduate Research, Final Project
RUCD 150: Prototyping and Evaluation
Brandeis University, Summer 2018

Tools Used: Proto.io, iMovie, Paper

For my final project, I redesigned Apple’s Weather app. I created paper, low-fidelity, and high-fidelity prototypes that show the progression of my work. I also have annotated final designs as well as a video walkthrough of my prototype. In addition, I conducted user research and tests. 

Redesign Prototype: Apple Weather App

Prototypes (paper, low and high-fidelity)

Graduate Research, Final Project
RUCD 150: Prototyping and Evaluation
Brandeis University, Summer 2018

Tools Used: Proto.io, iMovie, Paper

For my final project, I redesigned Apple’s Weather app. I created paper, low-fidelity, and high-fidelity prototypes that show the progression of my work. I also have annotated final designs as well as a video walkthrough of my prototype. In addition, I conducted user research and tests. 

UMW VR Campus Tour

Prototypes, UX Research Plan, Customer Journey Map, Storyboard

Graduate Research, Final project
RUCD 185: Design of Non-Screen User Experience
Brandeis University, Summer 2018

Tools Used: Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Photoshop CC, Canva

For my final project, I chose to create prototypes for a virtual reality campus tour of the University of Mary Washington. In doing so, I was tasked to create a customer journey map, UX research plan, and a storyboard for the VR experience. 

Information Visualization

Best Practices

Graduate Research
RUCD 160 – Information Visualization Theory and Techniques
Brandeis University, Fall 2017

In this course, we learned about ways to present data and the best practices for creating information visualizations. Below are several small projects that involved finding informational that includes data and then redesigning the visuals to make the data easier to read and analyze. 

Information Visualization

Best Practices

Graduate Research
RUCD 160 – Information Visualization Theory and Techniques
Brandeis University, Fall 2017

In this course, we learned about ways to present data and the best practices for creating information visualizations. Below are several small projects that involved finding informational that includes data and then redesigning the visuals to make the data easier to read and analyze. 

Adventures in Digital History, Spring 2014, J. McClurken