Social Networking Platform

Problem:
A client was creating a social network to connect people and share resources around the topic of poverty alleviation. However, there was initially no visual design for a complex and interchangeable functionality and an unclear value proposition.

Solution:
I created a research and interview plan for user testing in order to better understand the user base (after subjects picked and test written this part of the project was put on hold).

Design an overall aesthetic that was informed by the need to have numerous interchangeable widgets on multiple pages. I used this to create designs for 5 subsequent pages, utilizing a Drupal CMS custom coded platform.

Work Overview:
- UX: Usability research and writing of interview
- UI: Initial 2 mock-ups for two potential experiences and functionality
- UI: Overall design style for all components based on a grid formula
- UI: Design of 5 main pages including landing and profile