Hi, I'm Carmen.
I‘m an Information Designer, with a passion for making the complex simple. For me, there is nothing worse than feeling frustrated or stupid because an interface, installation or design won’t let you do what you want to do. After one too many run-ins with frustration, I found the Information Design program and I knew right away it was my calling. I find connections, innovate and research the way users work, and then create designs that work for them through user experience, human centred, data visualization and user interface design practices. When I’m not designing, you can find me brush lettering, photographing my meals at a local restaraunt, or hanging out with my dog, Lexi. I’m always trying new things, because after all the most dangerous phrase in the English language is: “we’ve always done it this way.”
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
User experience design involves choosing how the user will interact with any form of design and ensuring that it is an enjoyable experience.
Instructional design revolves around teaching a user how to accomplish a task. This includes instructional writing, and often goes hand in hand with UX.
Data visualization is a design term for visualizing in data that makes it easy for the end user to understand. A common example of data visualization is an infographic.
HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN
Human centred design involves putting the user at the centre of design. Often human centred design attempts to solve a problem for the end user, where designers use ethnographic and desk research methods to inform their solution design.
Systems thinking is about inspecting an entire system while removing our personal biases and assumptions. Systems thinking is an important part of human centred design, as we need to understand a system and where problems fit within it.
USER INTERFACE DESIGN
User Interface Design is the design of digital interfaces, such as websites and apps. Good user interface design often encompasses UX, Human Centred Design and Usability in order to make the interface as user friendly as possible.