In between my UX research tasks, I was fortunate enough to explore other areas of interest. A neighboring team of visual designers was working on a redesign of the same product, and I assisted by researching best UI practices and providing feedback.
My usability testing revealed many pain points in our assignment cards, so we were particularly focused on improving how we communicated assignment details, progress, due dates, and time left. I analyzed the card designs used by popular online learning platforms, such as Trailhead, Codecademy, and Treehouse, to discover the best way to organize and display information. As someone interested in both visual and UX, it was exciting to see how these fields intersect to create fluid digital experiences.
Additionally, I contributed to the product’s corporate slide deck by illustrating a few landscapes for custom slide templates. Being able to design under a well-established brand grew my appreciation for the planning and structure that successful brand implementation requires.