The first week of interning at Praxik, I was immersed in research. On our first day, Anna revealed our client (The Science Museum of Minnesota) and made clear what we were to accomplish this week. Several articles were assigned which we started reading immediately. Midday each intern discussed their goals with the team. This was our first assignment due before our first meeting. During this discussion, I reevaluated my goals, some goals were unrealistic, some misdirected. Anna introduced us to augmented reality. Throughout the week, the assigned articles started to give me a clearer picture of what to expect, and what information our group should gather to create a prototype. Research is an extremely valuable part of this process. I feel that there is so much to learn. It will be essential to keep researching throughout the project, as familiarizing myself with terms and concepts will need repeated exposure to understand what the most beneficial information for designing the process and prototype.
Originally from Missouri, I moved to Minnesota in 2013. In 2017, I became a graphic design student at the University of Minnesota. I enjoy photography (aka looking at equipment that’s too expensive) and am extremely interested in User Experience Design. I’m passionate about understanding how to design meaningfully and articulately. With so much to learn, I look forward to incorporating some of my other interests including user interface design, web design, and graphology. Click on my photo for my Praxik internship blog.