Herbertfrimpong.com

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Overview

Year: April 2024

Role: UX Researcher, UX/UI designer

Toolkit: Figma, Adobe CC, FigJam, Pencil and paper

Background

In May 2020, amidst the widespread closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I completed my master's project and geared up for a new chapter in my career: job hunting. Equipped with fundamental HTML and CSS skills from my web design class, I quickly built a somewhat responsive portfolio to aid my job search.

Four years later, and I have navigated through roles with two distinct employers. Along this journey, I have honed my expertise in UX and web design, accumulating valuable insights and experiences along the way.

Problem

Build a new portfolio website that reflects my professional growth.

Key Drivers

  • Resume and Experience
  • Services
  • Projects
  • Contact

Target Audience

  • Hiring Managers
  • Recruiters

The current website?

I wanted to have a clear picture of what recruiters and employers think about my current website.

Methods

    Qualitative and Quantitative Data

    By performing in-person interviews and conducting surveys outlined some of the issues I already know.

  • Web pages are not responsive.
  • Accessiblilty issues (Text is too small)
  • The projects are not streamlined or categorized
  • Resume or About Me section is not formatted properly
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Personas

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User Journey Map

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User Flow

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Sketches

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Ideas To Action

I utilized Figma to explore numerous ideas and brainstorm various possibilities. I created low-fidelity wireframes and a prototype to test and refine my concepts.

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Feedback

After testing the initial version of my wireframes, I realized that it would be more effective to streamline the service items on both my Service and Projects pages by condensing them into a dropdown menu.

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Design System

Colors

Over the past five years, I've noticed a significant shift in design trends toward embracing bright and vibrant color palettes.

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My logo draws inspiration from the classic game Tetris, which holds a special place in my heart as a childhood favorite. I'm intrigued by the game's core concept, which teaches us that sacrifice is often necessary for progress..

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Typography

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Spacing

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Icons

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Buttons

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Cards

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Hi-fidelity V1 - Mobile

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Findings

    Two (2) major discoveries:

  • The About Me section is too long, and I have to think of a way to make it interesting for users.
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  • The project item containers are overwhelming.
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Hi-fidelity V2 - Mobile

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Hi-fidelity V2 - Desktop

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To be continued.

Send me an email at herbiefrimpong@gmail.com