Isral Duke, Designer

Designer.

UX Designer. Interation Designer. UI Designer. Graphic Designer.

APP

SQL Saturday Guidebook App Concept

A guidebook app concept for SQL Saturday, an annual developer conference, designed with Xamarin development in mind.

An annual technical conference got a mobile guidebook app.

SQL Saturday is an annual technical conference held in various cities around the world. Originally created for database administrators as a way to gather and share technical expertise, it has since grown to include a diverse array of subjects. 2018 was the tenth anniversary of SQL Saturday so a mobile app using the guidebook data seemed appropriate.

Design Considerations

I took the design inspiration from the dark theme of Visual Studio, as I myself use it quite a bit in my day job. Further, I constrained myself to layouts easily available to developers working in Xamarin. For each of the topic tracks at SQL Saturday, I designed an icon and chose an accent color to contrast against the dark theme. You can see a clickable prototype here on Sketch Cloud!.

Next Design Moves

I want to add a light theme. In my own experience, a lot of developers I have worked with love dark themes and dark rooms. But as software development is opening up to a bigger array of job roles, quality assurance, designers, and even content writers, lighter themes are beginning to be used more.

Isral Duke designed this working for Duke Design Agency
  • Project Roles
  • UX Designer
  • UI Designer
  • Graphic Designer

Skills

Design

Affinity Designer Creative Cloud Graphic Design Sketch App UI Design UX Design

Technical

Bootstrap 4 CSS Frontend Development Git HTML Statamic CMS VS Code

User-Centric

Content Modelling Content Writing Information Hierarchy User Training


Employment

Duke Design Agency Logo.
IT by Design Logo.
St James Technologies Logo.
Pinion LMS Logo.
STUN! Design Logo.
Envoc Logo.

Education

Louisiana State University A&M Logo.
University of California San Diego Design Lab Logo.