We Rise: Women in Tech Conference
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What I gained from attending a conference as a supposedly “non-tech” person

“I’m not technical enough”

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend went to a JavaScript meetup and heard about a conference that was going to be sponsored by the local chapter of Women Who Code. He encouraged me to go, but I hesitated: “It’s probably just for developers.” He convinced me that it was for all women in the tech industry, and I bought a ticket, not sure if my company would pay for it (they did), but determined to go anyway.

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KniTriage

KniTriage-Presentation

 

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KniTriage is the culmination of my work for the User Experience Design course I attended at General Assembly. It contains documentation and explanations of my research, findings, and designs for a fictional (but soon to be real) website for beginning knitters. Contents below:

The Problem
  • Introduction
  • Target Audience
  • Problem Statement
  • Persona
The Research
  • User Interviews
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Assumptions
The Plan
  • Features
  • User Flow
  • Content categorization
  • Sitemap
The Prototype
  • Initial Wireframes
  • User Testing
  • Assumptions: Revisited
  • Revised Sitemap
  • Revised Wireframes
  • Clickable Prototype

You can see my findings from the initial user research and prototype testing on Trello.

It was inspiring to see the demand for this solution when I conducted user tests, and although this was not required for the class, I plan to build a functional version of KniTriage as a responsive website this summer.

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macaron balls

I’m obsessed with the idea of making perfect macarons, but at this point, they’re still always a gamble for me. For example, I spent much of today making macarons for a party.

Macarons really should not take that long to make , but I’m still getting the hang of it. It was a new recipe for me, using an Italian meringue instead of French. The Italian meringue requires boiling sugar and water together and then adding that to the egg whites, and I had to throw away my first attempt entirely when the sugar turned into caramel. I think I will stick to French meringue in the future.

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