As part of my final semester in the BDW graduate program I apprenticed part-time at Human Design, a Boulder-based company that creates products that move the human race. During this time I worked with the team to build an e-commerce platform for Skoop. Skoop is a line of powdered, whole-food sourced nutritional products that aim to solve under-nutrition in the US.
I had been using Skoop daily for almost a year to boost my nutritional intake. It boosted my ability to focus and lowered my stress levels. Plus, for every serving a Skoop bought they donate a serving of fruits and vegetables to Salad Bars 2 Schools. When we have the right nutrition, challenges and stress level become a lot smaller enabling us to live more meaningful lives.
I managed front-end code for the consumer-facing area of the site. This included determining strategies for responsive layouts, setting up build scripts, choosing plugins to extend site functionality and more.
The process for healthySkopp.com was fairly agile. Design was still in process when I began coding the site, but by building modularly and communicating often with the design team we were able to design and develop simultaneously. The UX experience I acquired from BDW enabled me to identify user experience issues before developing them, which cut down on development time and the need to rebuild experiences that that didn’t work. After identifying these issues, I often collaborated with the design team to suggest solutions to ux challenges.
- identifying user experience roadblocks
- translating desktop designs to mobile
- developing build scripts
- Stylus w/ Nib