Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Jodie Mc Grane 

BSc [Hons] Creative Computing

Hi, I’m Jodie! 👋 I have just completed my final year of the BSc in Creative Computing programme. I have a particular interest in Frontend Development and Design [specifically UX/UI] and its implementation using modern methodologies.


A portfolio site for the interns working at a company called Travelport. The application was developed using JAM stack technologies [Gatsby and Strapi ].
Travelport's design system [Atlas] was implemented in this project.
The project followed a UX process model consisting of several stages and demonstrates the usage of contemporary methodologies such as JAM stack, Headless CMS, Static Site Generators, and modern CSS, while also considering Progressive Enhancement.


This document contains research in user experience, user interface, and front-end development methodologies. It aims to build an application designed to display assignments and journal-type posts written by users. The application is a portfolio site for interns of the Travelport company.
It was primarily developed using the JAM stack [ a client-side JavaScript, reusable APIs, and prebuilt markup web development architecture]. The technologies chosen that meet the criteria of a JAM stack application were Gatsby and Strapi.
The developer decided to follow a user-centred approach to the project and chose an iterative UX design thinking process consisting of five phases: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. Maintaining a user-centred approach, the developer uses the Atlas design system to design the project’s web application. In addition, the developer explores improvements that could be made to the design system and the application’s UI using modern CSS techniques such as, fluid responsive design, improving the readability of content, and a web development strategy called progressive enhancement.