Priya Menezes

Digital Design + Development Post-graduate Diploma

As a UX Designer and Developer, I’m passionate about research, synthesis, and creating meaningful digital solutions that positively impact individuals and communities. My educational background includes a diploma in computer technology, a bachelor’s in Information Technology, and a postgraduate diploma in Web Development.

Throughout my career, I’ve collaborated with startups and corporations, refining my skills in UX methodologies and design tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, XD, Figma, Sketch, and Affinity. Moreover, I’m proficient in front-end technologies like HTML, CSS/SCSS, JavaScript, GSAP, and React, as well as backend technologies such as Node.js and PHP.

In my spare time, I contribute to community service projects and volunteer. And when I’m not doing that, you’ll find me enjoying quotes on Goodreads, playing badminton, or exploring content by Chris Do & Amy Landino.

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Capstone project

Project Abundance

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Problem Statement

In today’s digital age, individuals struggle to efficiently organize and retrieve snippets of information across various platforms and devices. Note-taking, image saving, discussion recording, and bookmarking often result in scattered digital content, leading to wasted time and frustration. This disorganization hampers productivity and risks the loss of valuable data. A comprehensive digital memory tool that simplifies data management and retrieval is urgently needed.


Project Abundance aims to address these challenges by providing a unified platform for organizing and retrieving digital content seamlessly. It consolidates text notes, images, videos, audio recordings, bookmarks, and links into one accessible interface. Users can categorize and search for data effortlessly, eliminating the need for multiple tools and folders. Features include one-click add and search, AI-powered text conversion and image tagging, and password-protected vaults for private data. The project focuses on open-source development for user accessibility and privacy.

Solution Scenario

Imagine accessing a platform showcasing all your digital snippets in one place. Like a personalized Pinterest board, it contains everything you value, from files to images, videos, bookmarks, or favorite songs. Want to find saved songs? Just type “songs” and voilà. Searching for project notes? Type “project A,” and all related content appears, from audio clips to website links. With one-click add and search, no more folder juggling or tool hopping. Everything linked seamlessly for effortless retrieval.

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First Time Log-In

Idea Generation and Research

My journey commenced with a deep dive into understanding the challenges individuals face in effectively managing digital content. Real-life anecdotes from users shed light on common pain points.

Sameeksha, a designer, grappled with scattered digital content across devices, impacting her workflow. Priti, a mother, found herself frustrated with disorganized digital scrapbooking. Sara, a librarian, envisioned a Pinterest-like platform for her creative projects. Leslie, a traveler, struggled with digitizing and sharing her travel notes efficiently.

Conceptualization and Ideation

Drawing inspiration from user narratives, Project Abundance emerged. Collaborative brainstorming sessions helped refine the concept, identifying key themes and a guiding concept statement.

Wireframing and Design

Wireframes were sketched to map user journeys and interface flows, emphasizing simplicity and user-friendliness. High-fidelity designs were crafted using tools like Figma, ensuring a clean and intuitive aesthetic.

Priya Menezes wireframe


A mood board was curated to establish Project Abundance’s visual identity, selecting colors and design elements to reflect simplicity, efficiency, and innovation.

Tech Stack

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP were chosen for their versatility in web development. Project management and version control were facilitated through tools like JIRA and GitHub.

Prototype Development

Development began with setting up the GitHub repository and organizing the folder structure. A database data model was designed for efficient data storage and retrieval.

Coding and Iteration

Core functionalities such as user authentication and search capabilities were implemented, with multiple iterations refining the code and design based on testing and feedback.

Usability Testing and Feedback

Usability testing and focus group discussions provided valuable insights into user preferences and pain points. Feedback was iteratively incorporated to enhance usability and functionality.

Technical Validation and Optimization

Rigorous testing ensured optimal performance, with heatmaps and multi-platform testing tools identifying areas for optimization. Code validation was conducted to adhere to industry standards.

Priya Menezes useability testing
Heat Map

MVP Deployment

The minimum viable product (MVP) was deployed, showcasing core features and paving the way for future iterations based on user feedback and market demand.

In conclusion, I’m deeply appreciative of the journey with Project Abundance. From the constant feedback from peers to the guidance of my instructors and the faculty at NIC, every aspect has contributed to its development. As I move forward, I’m committed to making Project Abundance available to everyone. The goal is to refine and improve it continuously, ensuring digital organization becomes easier for all. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been part of this journey. Together, we’ll continue making a difference.

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