A diary on getting good


My website sucks. But that's good, it means I can get better at what I do. On an annual basis, I commit a month of time to revisit my image and brand fueled by snacks from 7/11 and pizza. Here's the story so far:

  1. Apr.2017: The Importance of Re-Invention
  2. Feb.2018: The Process of Identity, Through Logos
  3. Feb.2018: The Great Identity Crisis

Change-Log Since v3.

# Date Change UX Reason
1 06/30/18 Changed Star Icon to Heart on Reading List Stars can communicate an implicit rating. A heart represents a "favorite" item more appopriately.
2 07/13/18 Added "Read More" Button on Reading List Content on reading list page became inconsistent since some books had significantly more content others. This broke the design on the page and would have forced me to use masonry (which I tried), which broke symmetry and chronological order. Losing order made the page less user friendly. Adding a read more button grants progressive disclosure and improves scannability. This still needs work though since after clicking "read more" it does not change to "read less."
3 07/13/18 Changed "Why I Read" Description on Reading List Not so much usability based, but I came to a new realization that my motivations for reading had changed. Whereas originally it was for solely for study and passing the time, it grew into a passion and mission. After beginning work on health-related state level projects, I realized every design decision I made would have sizable consequences. I want to be better not for me, but for the people who will ultimately use what I create. That's all the motivation I need.