Just a regular 20-year-old girl, with the dream to change the world.
My name is Anushka and it has been so long since I have written an introduction to myself, so forgive me if it is a little chaotic.
I was born in the small town of Patna in India 20 years ago. I was the firstborn to my parents, so naturally, I was pampered a lot as a child. I stayed in the same city for the first eighteen years of my life. Needless to say, my life was fairly monotonous. …
A case study that outlines the process of designing an instant party planning app.
Most people do not want to spend time planning parties for their friends and family. Instead, they want a one-stop place where they can find all their party props. Be it sending out invitations or making reservations for venue and food- we want to minimise our effort and maximise our ease of use.
Even though some apps allow us to plan events, they mostly act as extended note-making app. They do not allow the user to make bookings or even keep track of the same. …
A simplistic clothing marketplace that caters to the needs of regular shoppers.
Product design- Personal project
Platform- Adobe XD
To create an e-commerce marketplace where people can shop for their favourite clothing item. A simple and attractive one-stop destination to shop for clothes. E-commerce sales have increased by 28% following the Covid pandemic with clothing being the third-largest item.
New age Indians, especially the Millenials and Gen Z, are the prime consumers who shop online. This app, designed for the people who do not want to waste time browsing through clothes instead simplified access to trendy clothes.
Such apps can…
In this case study, I explored some of the additional features to add to the WhatsApp mobile UI to make it more user friendly.
WhatsApp has over 2 billion users worldwide, making it the most used messaging app. Over 100 billion messages are sent each day on WhatsApp. During the last six years, WhatsApp has worked as a branch of Facebook, and it has seen a 365% increase in its active user base during this time.
For the past few months, I saw many people share their progress on the 30 Days of Code Challenge by HackerRank. It intrigued me, and I wanted to try this challenge out myself. The 30 days of any challenge has to be a good practice, right?
As the name suggests, it is pretty straightforward. Every day you unlock a new coding challenge. You will receive a prompt similar to any competitive coding challenge. To remind you to complete your daily challenge, HackerRank even sends mail every day.
Writing a code is simple. But running a code is what gives life to what you have written.
When I first started out with Android Studio, I was taking a lot of references while building my app. But the thing that kept me excited was the idea of running my app for the first time. However, I had to read some tutorials before getting started, so I thought why not create one on my own.
Android Studio provides two methods to run your apps. You can either run your app on a real device or create an Android Virtual Device…
App Development always felt like a very exciting avenue that a lot of my peers were diving into. But for me, it felt dystopian. I wanted to try it out for a long time, but I never knew where to start from.
Finally, in March, I found a hands-on course on app development. I knew that this could be my gateway to building apps. So, I started the course with utmost enthusiasm, soon to realise that I haven’t even installed the suitable software for practice. So I had to spend the next 1–2 hours to get the platform ready.
“Colors speak all languages.” — Joseph Addison
The world is a combination of colours laid out in a way that pleases our eyes. These colours play an integral role in design as well. Using the right colours in the right places can elevate our designs and increase their impact manifold.
Be it a company’s logo or a graffiti-ed wall, it makes an impact only when the colours are used effectively. The use of colours also evokes emotions in humans, while warm-toned colours can bring optimism, happiness and energy; cool-toned colours can be calm and soothing.
Colours are always responsible for…
A year after the death of her boyfriend, Maya was sitting alone at his grave. It was a habit she could not change anymore. Every Sunday, she visited the graveyard to place a bouquet of lilies on his grave. Before his death, Vineet used to get her the same flowers almost every week. It had gradually become both of their favourites. After almost a year, it was one of the very few things that reminded Maya of her boyfriend. These days it felt as if she had started forgetting him and it was eating her alive.
She was sitting beside…
Massive disclaimer: I am not a professional photographer and I don't even own a camera.
I enjoy taking pictures of basically everything going on around me. At any point in time, my mobile camera roll is filled with pictures of random things like leaves, cakes, cloudy sky or even clear sky. Anything that grabs my attention for more than 15 seconds is featured in my phone gallery.
That, of course, is an exaggeration, but you get the point, right?
I like taking pictures of everything, even those things which are not artistic or beautiful in any way.
Don’t just stop…