Intro Questions

1. Provide your name, major, year in school (sophomore, junior, etc).

My name is Madison. I am a junior majoring in Communication Design (with minors in CS and Psych).

2. Tell us a bit about your background and what prompted you to take this class.

I am interested in working as a UX Designer, so I want to improve my Web Dev skills for rapid prototyping.

3. Do you have any experience with HTML/CSS/JS? If so, tell us a bit about it.

I have self-studied limited amounts of html/css, and I have used it to start working on my portfolio from scratch. You can view that progress here.

4. Name one thing you hope to learn in this class.

I want to get a bit more confident with CSS and creating multi-page sites.

5. Name one way you expect designing for screen to be different from designing for paper.

When designing for a screen, you have to ensure your designs are scalable in many formats (web, mobile, tablet, etc).

6. Provide a link to a website you think exemplifies effective design. Explain your choice.

I think Starbuck's website here has a very recognizable design through the jewel tone palette and consistent treatment of type, banners, and buttons.

7. Provide a link to a website you think exemplifies effective communication. Explain your choice.

Pew Research's articles have data visualizations that are simple and legible, especially in these graphs here .

8. Provide a link to a website you think works well. Explain your choice.

Airbnb's web app is simple to navigate on mobile and web, and I think it works well because it highlights the most relevant filters and updates the other parameters as demands for housing changes.