By Brady Hale and Jordan Taylor
The long process was completely worth it, even though at the time, we might not have understood its importance.
Auditing something like Twitch.tv and Youtube was a real eye-opening experience to why doing the research when completing something so grand, is a very important idea. We 100% undervalued the importance of having research done ahead of time.
We started with going through a “Product Review” of all of the features that the two products had to offer across all the available devices that we were able to find and use. …
Overview: Was tasked to “design a Product Catalog (for tablets)” for “any existing company.” We were told to work within their brand’s style and guidelines and to not use Ipsum and placeholder text, but to either write our own or use assets and text that they already had.
My Personal Goal: I really wanted to go for it with this assignment. Obviously, I wouldn’t have tons of time with this being for school, but I really wanted to push myself and do something I was really proud to do.
The original design was pretty uninspiring to me. Nikon implements some…
Exploring what went wrong with the Apple Siri Remote
Over the past 5 months or so, I have begun learning more about a process called the “Design Sprint.” The process is a “Five-Day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.” In this case, it took me a little longer than “Five-Days” to explore the process and understand its importance.
For the Sprint, I chose a product that I use daily, to explore what “went wrong” with it and narrowed down a specific issue that I had with it, and went through the Sprint…
Seemingly opposite to previous projects I’ve worked on, namely the TikTok assignment I did found here, this YouTube project was the final one I’ve decided to do (for now) relating to the “Comedy” thing that I’ve been obsessing over for the past 5 months or so.
YouTube, boasting amazing discoverability, has launched many people's careers across the world. Musicians, Gamers, incredible Athletes, Comedians, and many others. Bo Burham, famously discovered on YouTube, is proof that for this genre specifically, there is a ton of potential. However, pure stand-up comedy hasn’t done super well on YouTube for “new” creators. …
Prototype App to find fairly “unknown” comedians that deserve your time while exploring Figma and what it has to offer.
“Open Mic” is a prototype of an App that I created to help stand-up lovers find comedians that they have not heard of before. The name came to mind because at Open Mic Nights you never know who is going to go up and be next. There is something special about possibly finding your next favorite comedian randomly on a Friday night out. I thought this app could help create a similar feeling that going out would.
The general idea…
Creating a podcast that is episodic has been a little bit more of a departure from what the last Podcast project was for me. This time, we were tasked with creating a podcast that was episodic, with at least 3 episodes.
The length for each podcast was set to be from 5 to 45 minutes long and we were to focus on production quality “with no barely audible narration, popping, whizzing, etc.” Each podcast needed an intro and outro, quality podcast cover art, and all the metadata filled out properly.
Having done a podcast before for another class and also…
Resume for internship and program acceptance
Brady R. Hale
1287 N 1220 W
Provo, Utah 84604
Objective: To obtain an internship and continue my educational career and finish my degree in UI
My name is Brady Hale. I am a UI student that has a background in business management, graphic design, programming, and animation!
Some of the things that make me who I am today are my Wife, my newborn Son, my passion for Art, Love for computers, and my minor addiction to gaming. In my earlier years, I feel like a lot of my desires and passions were seen as not important and impossible ways to turn into a career.
I found my love for art when I was in Junior High. While others were taking gym classes and in Highschool…
Me being the genius I am, I decided to not look at the course requirements before I showed up to class the first day for what I had just assumed would be some Adobe centered curriculum. Boy was I wrong. I knew the time would come where I would probably need to buckle down and buy a new laptop. I didn’t think it would come so soon though. This class was centered around a program called Hype. Something thing that I’ve never heard about before and was a little bit more difficult than I had expected it would be for…
Focusing on Function over Form
Having been thrust into the Ui/Ux program at my University after an unsavory experience with attempting to be an Animation and Game Design major, I knew almost nothing about Adobe XD. I can draw, I’ve done logo design, overlays for Live Streaming, Podcast production, and Video and Audio editing. I’ve worked countless hours with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and was now diving into Sketch. XD, however, was completely new to me.
This had been my real first experience with prototyping and to be honest, it went… ok.
We were tasked with the opportunity to work…