Find your place in blockchain!
September 2020 - November 2020
UX Design Intern
Building Blocks Technologies (BBT) mines for data on blockchain job opportunities with the hopes of creating a blockchain-specific job board.
I was tasked to create an interactive visualization using BBT's proprietary data so users can find their fit in blockchain.
With insights gleaned from research and discussion with stakeholders, I formed some acceptance criteria for a successful design.
➯ Narrow the scope. I need to focus on a few categories of data, because users will not understand a visualization with more than 5 categories.
➯ This design must be understood by all. That means nothing flashy.
➯ Make it easy to find information. Include descriptors of vocabulary that seems a bit niche.
Here lies the visualization graveyard.
At this point, I had no idea how to relate all 5 categories of data. A week of sketching, wireframing, and subsequent confusion made me realize something: let these categories stand on their own. After narrowing my scope, I started work on the prototype.
Here, I consulted peers and mentors with no blockchain knowledge.
A sample of their thoughts:
➯ Don't present internal titles to external audiences. Rename some of the cards to better reflect what it's depicting.
➯ Skills and algorithm reflect the same meaning. Combining them into one category would aid simplicity.
➯ Define niche vocabulary 2.0. Include hover states that provide definitions for niche vocabulary.
"I now have a clearer understanding of the big players in blockchain."
What I learned:
➯ How to use Figma! This was my first design project and I learned a lot about visual design and prototyping within the software.
➯ All things user research - how to test, how to conduct interviews - the whole nine.
➯ Less really is more!