Sweatie is a mobile app concept developed in the course of Mobile App Development class at the University of Miami. I collaborated with Jessenia Morales and came up with this pocket fitness trainer app for the final project.

This app teaches the users how to do several different workouts properly…

Inspire — mobile app development project

Inspire is a mobile app concept developed in the course of Mobile App Development class at the University of Miami. It is essentially a design prompt generator that generates a design solution for specific target users.

The target audience of this app are UX and product designers / professionals or…

Good design is tightly intertwined with the content it presents. It consists of thinking about what to show; what to leave out; what to highlight; how to structure information; what rhythm, visual flow, and pace, you want your story to have. —Moritz Stefaner

The Functional Art, p.317

In the final…

In chapter 5 and 6, Professor Cairo explains how human perception works — how what we see is not necessarily what our brain perceives. As seeing is not a single phenomenon, but a group of at least three operations: sight, perception and cognition.

First, our retinas encode the patterns of…

Good charts are useful because they untangle the complexity of numbers, making them more concrete and tangible. However, charts can also lead us to spot patterns and trends that are dubious, spurious, or misleading.

How Charts Lie, p.153

In chapter 6, Professor Cairo explains further how some charts lie by…

A chart can be made worse or better depending on its ability to strike a balance between oversimplifying [the] reality and obscuring it with too much detail.

How Charts Lie, p.113

In these two chapters, Professor Cairo explains further how some charts lie by displaying insufficient data as well as…

To recap, a chart may lie because:

  1. It’s poorly designed
  2. It uses the wrong data
  3. It shows an inappropriate amount of data — either too little or too much
  4. It conceals or confuses uncertainty
  5. It suggests misleading patterns
  6. It panders to our expectations or prejudices

In these two chapters, Professor…

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