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My name is Alexandra Berkeley, welcome to my online portfolio. I am currently in my third year of college in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Dunlaoghaire, studying applied psychology.

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour whilst applied psychology is the practical application of psychology to the real world. I have chosen this course because it focus’ on both the practical side of psychology and the computer based side of psychology.

Within my course there are two different streams, I have chosen  the design path as opposed to the practical path as I am more interested in the use of design on computers. Prior to this course I had never used software such as Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or Axure, however the IT part of this course has given me an in-depth knowledge of technology, software development and programming along with a full study and understanding of psychology.

As a result of doing a web applications module within the design stream, I am currently learning how to create this online portfolio which I intend to update and use for future job opportunities.