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Communicode

Communicode connects techies with non-profits in need.

Description

Communicode was a start-up project that used machine learning to connect developers and designers with non-profit organizations in need of a digital update. Designers and developers would be matched with non-profit organizations based on their interests and skills, or they could browse projects posted by non-profits.

Roles

  • Creative Director
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Front-end Developer
  • Style Guide Creation
  • Wireframing and Prototyping
  • Ideation

Style Guide

A large part of my role at Communicode outside of designing and prototyping screens involved creating and maintaining a style guide to be presented to key stakeholders. This was essential to hold a diverse group together in the earliest stages of our product.

Key Takeaways

My work on Communicode was one of my first public experiences with web development and UI/UX. Although I'd worked on smaller freelance and personal projects, it was my first time working with something involving a large team (20-30 people) and stakeholders. I learned how to communicate across teams, create a product based on user needs, and design with two very different user bases in mind (tech-savy people and specifically not tech-savy people).

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