As the design process starts with the development of 2D work, that involved developing skills such as sketching and proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite.
These are representative examples of the techniques that I have been fortunate enough to explore and enjoy through the years.
ITS - Master's Thesis project.
Patent Pending - Supporting the physical element of the scanner. We developed a mobile app that would allow users to register and manage their account (including credentials and payment methods) to use the system.
This app was designed from a basic wireframing set of screens that formed a flow that users could follow. With every test, we got closer to a high-fidelity wireframe, and also to a more rounded experience that the users can trust and feel comfortable with.
Due to the nature of public transportation, we had to take into account usee cases such as users not being the ones paying, fares, and different methods of paying for a month's worth of transportation.
Part of the development of "digital sketching" skills, we were tasked with replicating a sketch completely digitally in Photoshop.
The result was a lot more striking than expected at first!
My first taste of UX Design found me looking for a way to encourage track-day drivers to hone-in their skills on the track.
So what was the premise? You would be able to hook-up a receiver to the OBD-II plug that is located in all cars manufactured after 1996. After that, you'd be able to see the service requirements, warning codes, and live-data from your own vehicle. Downloading the data from a bank of track layouts could help identify where are drivers losing time and how to improve lap times, whether that includes driving skills, tyre pressures, or unexpected maintenance.
One of the most surprising techniques for me was definitely the usage of colored Canson paper and reduce the amount of color added to the paper down to; shadows, highlights, hot-spots, and contrasting details.
The result is a sketch that blends with the paper and allows it to come off the page as is, the drawing was there all along.