I'm Christina Pan, a senior double majoring in CS
and Communication Design.
Though I already have experience with HTML/CSS/JS, I want to
learn more about using these languages from a design standpoint.
Yes, I've taken classes through the CS department and have also used
React and Angular before.
I hope to learn more about ways that users can interact with webpages such as animations
or 3D effects. Website design is unique because it is not static, but rather changes
based on the needs of the user. By looking at a site
through the eyes of a designer rather than a developer, I aim to learn more ways
to improve user experiences.
On a screen, one must design for different browser sizes like
I think MICA's site is very well designed for its clear layout and
attention to detail. Its landing page allows the user to easily access
the latest news, while the sidebar ensures that he/she can access information
about MICA at all times and is never lost in the site. The accents of color
and squiggly underlines around the page also communicate the creative spirit
I think this site communicates well because it organizes a huge
amount of information in a way that is accessible and easily understood
by the user. Every page in the site has a clear hierarchy, and the clean font and
comfortable viewing size ensure the user can read the information. The width of
each line is also not too long or too short, making it easy for the viewer's eyes
to move from line to line.
Pinterest works well because its minimalist, image-heavy interface allows
the user to focus primarily on searching for new ideas without being distracted
by who is sharing the idea. Something else that makes it effective is the way
it brings you new pins based on your search history and saved pins.