what you hoped to achieve in its design:
In my portfolio site I wanted to create a unique experience through the use of a grid-like wall of work displayed in a collage like form. I did not want to categorize my work because I wanted it to all be mixed together to get a sense of how I work as a designer. I feel like everything is intertwined in some way, so I wanted to display my design intertwined with my other artwork in a grid like structure. I wanted the work to be easily obtained by the viewer, and for it to be read quick and fast.
what you learned through this process:
Throughout the process of this project it taught me how to think about other types of interaction between the user and an interface design. The idea of an interface being transparent to a user is something that I felt was important to web design and interface design. I also learned some new technical aspects of html and css code, using Jquery.
what you are most proud of:
I am just proud of myself for actually pursuing something that I had no clue of how I was going to build. I feel like I got a better understanding for html code now, and surprised myself when it came to actually getting stuff to work. I feel like I don't hate interface design as much as I used to, and will continue to explore its possibilities.
what you struggled most with:
I had a hard time with some of the functionality of the site, that still is not resolved, but will be in the future. Also I had a hard time with sticking to traditional ways of navigation. I feel like I need to do some user testing, to see how they interact with the images.