Information about me and what I love to do
My name is Minal Fumakiya and I'm passionate about improving the lives of others through design. I'm constantly learning new things everyday and love meeting people who are motivated and unafraid of sharing their ideas with world.
I'am a self taught designer and have learnt a lot of the processes, concepts and theories of UI/UX and product design through attending workshops, reading blogs and applying these to projects in my spare time and at work. I am very much a big-picture thinker and enjoy working on products end to end, from ideation all the way to development.
Information about my education and my experience
July 2013 - May 2017
Gujarat Technological University
Apr 2020 - Dec 2020
Apr 2017 - Dec 2019
My Work Process which I follow in every project
The design process involves following four stages.
Understand: Design solves a problem. In order to provide a solution, first I understand the problem. To analyze requirements, I follow industry standard user research methods including contextual and individual interviews, while observing the users in real environment.
Research: Research is the basic key step to design user experience. Here I explore how the outer world is working on such features. I Keep an eye on the latest UI trends, design principles and your existing user experience guidelines. While doing research, start thinking about possible layouts and options to provide the desired experience.
Wireframing & Prototyping: This stage involves UI definition of required feature. Draw paper sketches, white board flows and wireframes to share your ideas with stakeholders. This stage itself is an iterative process. Testing and evaluation of wireframes is part of this stage. Design team builds initial mockups and share with stakeholders to get their input.
Usability Testing: this last stage, the process will iterate itself and depending on the required changes, I may go to previous stages. The process goes on until the desired experience and customer satisfaction is achieved.
These are my skills
I always consider users perspective, emotions and their experience towards the product, which helps me to empathize with them and align it in the design as per their expectations. I always clearly understand and define the problem and generates creative ideas and solutions.
I create low fidelity & high fidelity prototype to demonstrate and share the idea among the team to understand its functionality and degerming the problem in our approach at an early stage. I like prototyping - it helps me think through interaction models and new possibilities.
I translate researched information into virtually stimulating and intellectually engaging UI design with the aim of delighting the users by thoughtful designs. I enjoy coding my design and developing the front-end layout of the website and the mobile application for Android & iOS platform.
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