The pyramid is as follows from bottom to top. Level one is physiological needs with the examples of air, water, food, shelter, sleep, clothing, and reproduction. Level two is safety needs with personal security, employment, resources, health, and property. Level three is love and belonging needs with friendship, intimacy, family, and series of connection. Level four is esteem needs with respect, self-esteem, status, recognition, strength, and freedom. Level five is self-actualization needs with the desire to become the most that one can be.

The Hierarchy of Needs in VR is Dependent upon UX

The Hierarchy For those of you unfamiliar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it is a motivational theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in 1943. It is a model of human needs, depicted as a series levels. Maslow described in his 1943 paper titled "A Theory of Human Motivation” (and another later paper in 1954) … Continue reading The Hierarchy of Needs in VR is Dependent upon UX

User Experience Considerations for VR & AR Audio

Spatial Audio is a specific concept to VR and AR environments, because it places sounds in a specific location in the physical environment around you. As an avid proponent for UX considerations in the VR world, I often come across articles or videos on necessary visual considerations for people within virtual reality. This is of … Continue reading User Experience Considerations for VR & AR Audio

Why It’s Not Really About The Chips: Inclusive Design for Women

As designers, observing aspects of physical/digital software and how users interact with that object are important for creating a holistic product. Many companies are often considering how their design fits multiple user groups which creates a lot of potential routes for new revenue. With the inclusion of women in stereotypically-male spaces, it is becoming more … Continue reading Why It’s Not Really About The Chips: Inclusive Design for Women

15 Free Resources if You’re Interested in Learning More About UX/UI Design

  Now the hardest part of getting into the new field is understanding the concept of it. Many people aren't too interested in spending tons of money learning subject matter, and many more don't have the time to find those resources. If you'd like to know the basics of what a UX Designer or UI … Continue reading 15 Free Resources if You’re Interested in Learning More About UX/UI Design

The Difference between A UX Designer and A UI Designer: Art and Social Psychology

  BOOM. You read the title, you already know, time to move on with the rest of your day, right? Okay for those of you who are unaware, UX Design and UI Design are very different things. On first observation you might note that the acronyms are different - while UX Design stands for User Experience Design, UI Design … Continue reading The Difference between A UX Designer and A UI Designer: Art and Social Psychology

Sketchnotes: Undergraduate UX Research

These sketchnotes comprise of three separate projects in which I applied User Interaction and Experience Design into a fully fleshed-out project. I analyzed users, ideated on stories, and expanded and contracted on each possible solution within a new team during each project. You can look here for the full PDF: Click Here for Full PDF View … Continue reading Sketchnotes: Undergraduate UX Research