WOMEN WHO CODE: HACKATHON
I participated in the Women Who Code Atlanta Hackathon event. It was a really great experience of meeting other amazing women in tech & design. Over the course of 3 days we split up in about 9 teams and got to work on different ideas for apps / websites / wearable technology. My team’s project dealt with the problem that a lot of companies have when it comes to matching a valuable mentor to a mentee within the company. It was a B2B based web program that would solve that issue by using an algorithm that could match the best two pairs together. We focused on Turner as the potential company who could use a tool like this within their organization. I designed the UX for the project in Illustrator and we used InVision to present a clickable version during our presentation. We ended up winning the Explorer Award for our innovation into this matter.
The look of the website design was conceived to be bold and refreshing. The first designs the background color was a bright yellow to really catch the User’s attention. However, after looking at it for a while the yellow was starting to be a burden on the eyes.
In the final product the background color was toned down to a more neutral color that is easier to read text from. Spacing issues and layout was changed slightly in the final version. Overall the experience to design a product from a fresh idea that was concocted over 48 hours was a fun and inspiring event that pushed me to design fast and efficiently for the end product in mind.