… brought an e-learning management tool out of the stone age
Digital Assess create tools for delivering, annotating and managing e-learning online and within traditional education establishments.
I worked on a couple of projects for them but the most interesting was the manage tool. This was a simplified social network that allowed greater transparency between the students and teachers and also teachers and education management.
When I was brought on board the site had not been updated for 10 years and was looking very much like an early MySpace page. Three column fixed width, not compatible with mobile and an IA that was somewhat baffling to users.
My first job was to re-organise the sitemap and make the navigation more logical, I revised the sections and removed the Homepage and News feed that were doing essentially the same thing as the Journal page.
Another issue was key functionality had being positioned on the same part of different pages confusing users into thinking that it was sitewide and not, as intended, just meant for that section.
Once the site map had been reorganised I wireframed the key sections and moved the layout to a responsive two column site with the main left hand column acting as the feed and the right hand for section wide functionality. This gave the section the correct context and gave the functionality more sense to the user. Post specific functionality had been incorporated into the post such as editing, commenting, sharing and deleting.
An in-page help system was created allowing the user to gain access to help within any section of the site without leaving the section they required assistance with.
Using a style guide provided by Digital Assess’ design agency I created the UI and colour coded the sections for more clarity.
The outcome was a site that was less confusing and easier to use. By simplifying the site map and merging sections I allowed the user to easily navigate to the most important information quicker and although Digital Assess have yet to implement the changes, they felt it was a major step forward in the lifecycle of the product.
ClientDigital AssessServicesUX/UI Design - using Axure, Adobe FireworksYear2016Linkdigitalassess.com