In February 2020, after 3 years of a lot of research and indecision, I finally took action to change the course of my career from interior architecture to Product Design (UXUI).
It was one of the most assertive decisions I had made.
Since then, I have received several messages from other professionals considering making the same transition.
Everyone has a different reason and background, so I will describe mine.
Keep reading as I listed the 3 strong objections that prevented me from changing careers earlier. I explained 6 key reasons that encouraged me to change.
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Every day, thousands of students who attend in-class lectures have learning difficulties. This scenario is even more aggravating in public education due to little digital structure, little interaction between students and teachers due to the large number of students per class, little digital preparation by many teachers, parents and students, and the dependence of the State / Municipality for the implementation of public policies for education.
Amid the COVID -19 pandemic, there is a lot of chaos in the education system.
Considering the challenges faced by the current COVID-19 scenario, it is necessary to prepare the public for the jobs that will arise during this era of digital transformation. In week # 8 of Bootcamp UX / UI Design, Ironhack proposed to us to develop the identity and the Goldenhack platform, with remote courses for the development of soft skills and emotional training. The aim of the courses is to prepare young graduates for the job market.
At Ironhack, UXUI students have a 3-day course dedicated to familiarize themselves with Web Developing from the designer’s point of view, focusing on the introduction to HTML5 and CSS.
At the end of the week, we do a mini-hackathon, in which we received a brief and had 6 hours to code from scratch a simulation recipe page on a culinary blog. Bruno Araujo and I formed a dynamic duo and delivered a page from the next world-famous confectionery blog, the Cookie Show.
As we are in the learning phase, we decided to take inspiration from an existing website and try…
Since the 1990s, the culture of events has been a phenomenon on the rise. Festivals, conferences, launches, exhibitions, and fairs have been improving the way to attract users every year. Digital communication is one of the most important pillars for successful events. The strategy needs to be well defined to convey a message consistent with the experience of the event.
In Ironhack’s Bootcamp UX / UI Design project # 6, we were guided to create an online platform for an existing festival, as well as to improve the user experience. For that, I followed some steps in Design Thinking:
The consumption of digital editorial content has grown considerably in the last year, the most traditional magazines and newspapers on the market have had the digital version since the 2000s, but in the last 5 years, these platforms have been occupying more and more space in the market.
In this project, Aila and I were challenged to create a responsive online platform for a magazine, newspaper, or blog aimed at meeting the objectives and needs of one of the personas presented by the briefing. The project was carried out entirely together and we worked remotely.
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Airbnb wants to incorporate a new feature to its mobile app to improve the experience of business travelers, seeking to share accommodations with their coworkers to maximize social interactions and minimize costs while reducing the bureaucracy and eliminates the annoying process of checking refund notes.
Disclaimer: This project was not solicited by Airbnb, I am in no way affiliated with them nor did I obtain any data through them. This project also happened prior to COVID-19, and the world has changed much since then.
Co-living is a new trend arising in the hospitality sector of business travel. Airbnb needs to…
The spread of e-commerce by large retailers have affected several small local businesses. Although awareness of the need to update to compete with large retails, investment is often limited, preventing local businesses to stay competitive.
Our challenge was to assist a local store to increase its sales by designing new e-commerce, thinking of a shopping experience that would connect the public with the product.