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On the Wall is a collection of VFS Digital Design student’s artwork. These artwork were submitted and voted on by the students. The goal of this website was to engage students to share with their family, friends, peers, and the industry what they can create.

Process:

I looked at possible solutions to update the original user interface to be responsive and lightweight, as there was many images for the site. I used Material Design Lite at first to do a working prototype but found the framework couldn’t handle loading many images on my testing server; It worked well on the desktop but not mobile. When the Google AMP project was released, it became my answer to faster image loading on smaller screens.

     Previous interface’s thumbnail
     gallery - Artwork Gallery   /
     Popup Overlay           
on the wall mdl proto desktop
     Initial Material Design
     code prototype

I wrote the HTML markup according to AMP, embedded necessary CSS in the head tag of each page, experimented on how the mobile menu will look, and tested the menu animation. Throughout the project, I performed changes to layout according to the feedback from my team; The feedback was to tighten the spacing of each artwork, and create a different type style for the name of the artwork and the author.

     Mobile menu’s initial look
     and final look        
    - Prototype Menu   /
     Final Menu        

The social media strategy included was to blog on the community blog – OOMPH.
Behind the Scenes:

Archived Real-world Project

Roles:          Developer / Classroom Assistant. Reality   =>   Jill of All Trades Operator - Roles: Content Strategist, Web UX/UI Designer, Front-end Developer., SEO Specialist, and Webmaster

Team:           Steph - See above and VFS Alumni - Content Creators

Duration:     May 2016 - 2020

A working design system was on the horizon. Sidebar: The whole collection is an unexpected formation of Product Vision when revamping and organizing interface content.

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