It’s been a pretty hectic few weeks since I started my new job as a Summer Research Student. (I personally like to think myself as a Data Visualization Designer, but unfortunately that’s not my official title.) Like all jobs, I find it ideal to be able to dip my toe into the waters before getting to the nitty gritty part and the ILab was one of those jobs. My first day I dealt with colour palettes and mocking up an already conceptualized landing page for the NEB project. It didn’t take long for me to crave more work, so I asked for more, which resulted in me doing some more design work in Illustrator.
For the first few days, my design team lead was sick from her vacation and had to stay home for a bit, which meant I was the only one on the team that had the time to do more refined mock ups for the prototype visualization the team thought of. For someone who didn’t know how to do a design document, I think I did a pretty great job. I used some of the files my design team lead created for the other projects and followed the conventions outlined there. I borrowed elements from each document to help me construct the one I had to work with. It was definitely tough work since I had no idea what I was doing and was using as many resources as I could to figure things out, but I think in the end it worked out. And I definitely impressed a few other team members.
Best of all, our work got featured in the University’s paper, here’s a link to it if you’re interested in learning more of what I was working on.
That’s all for now~ bye!