I am currently a UX/UI designer at NewDay and a Teaching Assistant at general assembly. This page is all about some of the things I do during my week.
Over Easter weekend I took part in my first Hackathon. It was a very enriching experience and I wrote about what I learned on medium.
After attending a Service Design workshop at General Assembly, I gave an impromptu lecture to the class about it and how to create a user journey.
I am very interested in how to design in an ethical way and ensure that we are not taking advantage of addiction to technology. Junior UX Crunch hosted a great event at WeWork called Design Ethics. Here we heard from Hollie Lubbock (Freelance UX Director), Bill Tribble (UX & Product Design Lead) and Aoife Corbett (Senior UX Researcher, Guardian News & Media) about how to make your voice heard if you have concerns with the ethics of a project. In addition, a great takeaway was to design for Humanity, and not just for humans.
BEEqual organised an event at NewDay called 'Inclusivity: Public & Private Perspective' to talk about how to incorporate inclusivity in the workplace both from a public and private perspective. The speakers were Denise Dourado (Cloud Programme Director, HMRC) and Melanie Yencken (UX Design Lead, Google) and at the end we had a panel with them to learn more tips about incorporating diversity in everything that we do.
To start of 2020 correctly, I attended the Triangirls event: How to Smash 2020. It was an evening of workshops by Juliet Kampasi (Service Designer, The Institute of Leadership & Management) and Mina Bach (Product Designer, IBM), to learn how to set achievable goals for the new year. It was an inspiring way to start thinking about my career goals for the year.
Paul Woodley (Senior product designer, Receipt Bank) organised an incredible event that started with a talk from himself and then followed by a talk by Bill Tribble (Lead UX designer, Toptal) After this, we had an engaging discussion about trust in tech, democracy and social media in the Past, Present and Future.
I organised for Tom Hollis (Senior consultant and UX/UI designer, Market Gravity) to come and speak to our class about his journey to being a UX designer.
I attended an amazing panel discussion organised by Ladies that UX at the Foolproof HQ in London. The discussion was led by Amy Shore (Senior UX consultant, Foolproof) and the panelists were Niki Forecast (Senior Product Designer, what3words), Liz LeBlanc (Associate Head of Design, Livework Studio), Paula Mariani (UX Director, Adevinta).
I really enjoyed the introduction to coding that we had at General Assembly and so I completed an online course at freeCodeCamp to help me to design and code this website.
I love to paint and draw, both as a creative outlet and to destress and unwind. These are a couple of paintings I have done as gifts, of my sister's dog and a sunrise hike that I went on.
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