I have learned a lot about design since coming to BMC. I had not been formally taught about good design principals prior to the program and having some guidelines has been truly valuable. It gave me rules and vocabulary to describe why something was aesthetically pleasing. I am still learning a lot and trying to experiment with different colour palettes and layouts.
The GUI development for my MRP was quite enjoyable to work on. For this portion I had consulted quite a few resources such as the Google Materials guide and the usability.gov site. I could spend hours on those pages. I often find myself looking for those specific design layouts and interactions in other applications on my devices now. I hope to use these principals and guides to design a tool that is intuitive and allows students to utilize actions that are familiar to them from other applications.