Remote Design Sprint
For this project, I worked in a group with two other classmates (Jumana Baker and Nicholas Sarrouh) to identify a people problem or challenge associated with the idea of scheduling. How might we reimagine better ways to improve the user experience?
Through a series of sprints, the team planned, executed brainstorming and collaboration sprint sessions. We then documented and designed a prototype for testing.
Since many schools have moved to virtual learning as a result of the pandemic, teachers are finding difficulty connecting with the parents of their students virtually.
It requires a lot of back-and-forth emailing between them to finalize a meeting time.
So, how might teachers inform parents of the need to talk about their child and schedule that meeting easily?
Establishing a simple user flow indicating the steps we wish to incorporate into the app.
Mapping out a more detailed process of tasks required to establish successful scheduling of a meeting between a teacher and a student's parent or guardian.
The section of the app that I worked on designing was the login page and teacher profile with class selections. Once a teacher logs in, the idea was brought to a page that lists the grade levels as well as the different classes they teach. This is how they search out a particular student to which to set up a meeting with parents to discuss.
Before working on the medium-fidelity prototype, we looked at a few UI kits and other samples online to give us inspiration moving forward in our design work.
Once the prototype was completed, we then worked out a test plan. This was set up on usertesting.com where we were able to test five different educators using the app.
3 out of 5 testers expressed that they would want to use this app right now and have it applied within their schools.
All of them were impressed with the quality of the product and enjoyed the layout, design, and iconography.
Prototyped the search for student function.
Prototyped the “Connect” button for the student's parents.
Revised icon for the English subject.
Throughout the entire three-week sprint, we recorded and organized our progress through a kanban board. This allowed up to stay on track to make sure we completed all the necessary weekly tasks in a timely manner.
Scenario: In this test, you are a teacher looking to request a meeting with your student's parent or guardian.
Task 1: You received a new meeting request from Sean Connery's parents. Please log in and accept the meeting request.
Task 2: You are the teacher of Samuel Smith who is in your grade 3 science class. You want to schedule a "high urgency" meeting to discuss their progress.