So, this is something new – and imminently blog-able. I’ve been given a challenge, which I take seriously. After decades of working on back ends, it has been brought to my attention that my UI/UX design skills are, shall we say, lacking.
Thus, I am going to embark on brief journey to learn some design. Now, I could do this by taking a course, and spend 24 weeks on it, but a brief reading of online or on-campus courses tells me that most of the time is spent learning such useful skills as using a text editor, and “HTML”. And, for my purposes, it’s not that helpful to learn JQuery. I mostly need to learn how to make a decent page that engages users – aka, just the design part of it.
Obviously, something that I”m not so good at. No, I’m not going to show you screen shots. I’ll admit they’re embarrassing… and if I get good at this, I’ll post a before and after picture.
So, the challenge. 5 days to learn how to make a passable web page, that encourages use. (And doesn’t look like industrial html from 1993.) . By the time everyone comes back from holidays, i want to have a much more engaging grasp of design, and how to execute that design.
If anyone has any recommendations… uh… yeah, they’re very welcome.