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Conceptual Model

Components Size parameters Style selection Amends Dress wardrobe Adding a dress Add amendable areas of dress    
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Goals into Task

Goal: Get perfectly fitted clothes with bespoke design Task 1: Giving measurements (form to fill or select standard UK size) Task 2: Open Dress Closet (already added clothes) and select one dress Task 3: Order as it is (go to task 5) Task 4: Amend the style 4.1 Alterable areas of dress highlighted 4.2 Drag the selected area accordingly to change its style (like increase/decrease arms lengths, adding/removing sequins etc) 4.3 Add any other comments Task 5: Preview dress Task 6: Order Now Task 7: Payment process   Goal: Create Dress Closet Task1: Add dress pic Task2: Define alterable sections of dress Task3: Save, publish    
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Problem Statement

Who like to be a dress designer? Now a day everyone has experienced online shopping for clothes. When people buy clothes online, there is always a fear of size whether it will be fit or not, so they are mentally prepare to return them. The other issue is the design of the clothes and from the research, it is clear that most of the women interested in change a little bit of design to satisfy their needs and aesthetic senesce. The aim of the project is to provide some facility to women so that they can design their own dress and provide their size before buying. To achieve this I have planned to develop software, which will work like a dressing-up game where you can design your own dress and then provide your exact size. There is the fun part of the software, which will encourage more female to nourish their creativity. After designing the dress, put it on social media and spread your exclusive design and that will be open for people to fund it (crowd sourcing). Our solution will encourage female to embrace their sizes and enhance their ability to design beautiful clothes for themselves and for others […]
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Be a dress designer: Personas

Female online clothes shop (noorclothes.co.uk) was established to provide the unique designs and tailored made sizes to the customers with very low price. We have observed that the idea wasn’t popular by the customers due to couple of critical factors. One is the exact size and other is request for changing the design (style/colour combination, length etc). User Research Method for user research is interview. Following are the questions to ask to the females of different age groups (heuristic interview approach, interview in trains, shopping malls, get together etc.). Questions for interview: What are the problems in terms of size when buying online clothes? What kind of clothes give you issues when buying online? Any issues when returning them back? When shopping in store, how do you check for the sizes? Any interest in designing clothes by yourself? When buying clothes, do you have options to make them suitable for you? When do you think of tailored-made clothes? What thing stops you to go tailored-made clothes? Persona1 Name: Enor Occupation: Designer Age: 23 BehaviourEnor spends most of her time on computer and do all of her shopping online. When buying online clothes, there are always issues of sizes so she […]
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What an Exciting 2014 was ! Is it same for you?

Every year in Jan we try to figure out how was the last year. There are always some regrets and pleasures. Same with me but one thing was different for me which made me feel happy about it and I want to do it again and again. I actually developed agile environment for my personal goals and family. I did sprint planning (1 month) and set targets for six months. As in agile we look and change lots of things through the process , it happened with me as well which helped me to stay motivated and positive quite a lot. I learned quite a lot as professional (see linkedin what I was doing), worked independently on my personal project (noor clothes and why I started), read lots of books (last book lean in by Cheryl Sandburge, good read), got into UX a bit more (course.ra and now ongoing general assembly course to become officially a UX designer), relaxed holidays (Summer wales trip), nice Eids and kept connected with many friends and family (some closed relatives like my Aunt Asma). Hadia and Laiba’s study, started Hadia’s project and lots of learning. I think it is more what I was expected ! So […]
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Why I started Noor Clothes?

The reason for starting Noor Clothes is an effort to solve some problems of female clothing. As working women, I always needed modest clothes without under-laying layers. This desire becomes depression specially in summer when it is hard to find out non-revealing clothes. I often searched islamic clothes and most of the time found them really boring and all coat-like styles. So I started to design my own tops which had knee lenth and full arms and beautiful designs with vibrant colors. Whenever I wore those tops, everyone liked it. By the time I realised it is not only my problem but also problem of many women, specially girls (who deserved to be looked good) without any tension. So Here it comes, My Tops Range is all designed by myself and perfect for both working women and college/university girls. The other probelm which I tried to solve is ‘the shalwar qameez’. People in my community and in family like to wear shalwar qameez. But the problem was, the ones which are available in asian-targeting high streets, are not good enough in quality and really expensive. And if you get one dress from these high streets, in couple of weeks, whole […]
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Love of Reading

My love of reading books is back after many years(of motherhood). I read fiction(urdu) and non-fiction(both english and urdu). Last year I read many interesting books, interestingly there are many autobiographies. Some of them really inspiring which I am listing here: First thing first  by Stephen Covey and A. Roger and Rebecca R. Merrill Design of everyday things Imran khan’s autobiography Edhi’s autobiography Daughter of East by benazir bhutto Safar dar Safar bt Ashfaq Ahmad(Urdu) Raja Gidh by Bano Qudsia This is my list for future reading, in case I find something interesting and slips from my mind. Just Enough Research by Erika Hall To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink Some more from this list. http://timkadlec.com/2013/12/what-i-read-in-2013/ The Books I read in 2014 included Dont make me think Lean In by Syeryl Sandburg Lean UX Communicating Designs  
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Agnitio e-details

Agnitio manager is now very popular particularly in Pharmaceutical Industry for presentations on iPad, as a developer I have to work with it. While working on it, I found it is really hard to find some place where I can get the information about the framework (or a Agnitio Developer discussion/problems place). Here are some ‘things to remember’ while developing presentations for Agnitio Manager. Don’t use jQuery slide function for any sliding effect on the presentation, it conflict with Agnitio framework and will result in whole slide presentation. Use CSS3 animations instead. You can’t see problem while developing on computers, it will happen only on iPad. Don’t use display: none, big performance problem because Agnitio Manager put all the slides up together in dom, so adding/removing new element is killer for the application. Use classes for general modules etc. Dont use same ID attribute for anything in whole presentation. First it is not w3c validated , secondly it will effect the whole structure when performing something specific to that ID. Always test on iPad, dont trust on machines. User experience must be at its best because it is all about touch. Consider all interactions for single interact-able content. Always do a agressive testing, otherwise your presentation can be […]
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Smashing Book #4

I started the book last weekend and here I am compiling the interesting/important/new points here for every chapter (though they have a nice closing up/conclusion of every chapter). 1- Modern CSS Architecture and Front-End Development Naming Convention BEM (Block-element-modifier) 2- Writing Maintainable, Future-Friendly Code  Write code which can be used after 100 years (Really!) Love this line for the people who hate to use libraries and frameworks (yes they exist!) ‘You aren’t adding value to your business or application by constantly rewriting low-level utilities. Using third-party components frees you up to focus on the true value you can provide to your users.’  Different JS libraries and frameworks comparison. Why to use one and how to select one (among backbone.js, Ember.js etc etc.). Structural understanding: http://www.slideshare.net/nzakas/scalable-javascript-application-architecture Why there is a need of style guide for Developers. Importance of documentation and some best practices.  4- Culture of Performance  Problem: Make it fast turns into Make it work. webpagetest.org for test performance comparison(to convince people to think before starting a project) Performance budget before starting to code. Web debugging proxy tools: Charlsproxy (http://www.charlesproxy.com), Fiddler17 Brad Frost has said, “You can’t mock up performance in Photoshop.” ImageOptim and ImageAlpha Image optimisation (to test) Fake it until you make it Perform […]
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Hadia’s Dairy

Hadia is my 7 years old daughter, she loves to write and describe stuff. So we decided  to have a blog for her where she can share her stuff (pics, videos, stories etc). It is one of my ways to encourage her to write without auto complete and spellings correction (a mum’s intention to teach kids never fades! ) Here she is ! (Her picture will come soon when she will select one)
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