Uncommon Fund Website
A better website to make
applying, voting and judging
projects more fun, easy, & engaging
Front Page Blog
Committee blog
• Where the
committee
posts updates
and blog posts
WYSIWYG Editor
Social Voting Platform
Viewable videos by category
• Category Navigation
Bar
• Video thumbnail
embed and layout like
so.
• Video categories and
v...
Greater visibility
• # votes
• $ amount asked
• Progress bar
represents
%Popularity = (#
votes/ # votes in
highest voted
i...
Detailed Video Page
• Home (video +
detailed
description +
project founder
bio)
• # votes & amount
asked for
• Updates
• C...
Ability to browse other videos while
watching a video
• Sliding
carousel of
other videos
above current
video.
• Encourages...
Better Voting
• Cap the # votes: each user
is allowed 10 votes per
category that they can use
wisely.
• Users can spread m...
Better Engagement
• Users can subscribe to an Uncommon Fund
newsletter, which sends a daily email during
the voting proces...
Application Process Platform
Applicants familiarize themselves with the
fund and its requirements before applying
• Applicants read a long, 1-page Abou...
Applicants upload materials online
• Applicants create
an account and fill
out step-by-step
forms, save their
drafts, and ...
Applicants can view their progress
• Applicants
can view
votes over
time on
their own
projects.
WYSIWYG Editor
Application Judging
for committee members
Judges can assign favorites and votes
to projects
• Judges have
access to a Judge
Dashboard to vote
on project criteria
on...
Judges can see a ranked list of their
committee’s top choices
• Rank vs
requested
budget, votes,
score, etc. and
comments
...
Judges can see what other judges have
said and voted on for various projects
• Add
comments
on other
judges’
dashboards
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Uncommon fund website v 2

  1. 1. Uncommon Fund Website A better website to make applying, voting and judging projects more fun, easy, & engaging
  2. 2. Front Page Blog
  3. 3. Committee blog • Where the committee posts updates and blog posts WYSIWYG Editor
  4. 4. Social Voting Platform
  5. 5. Viewable videos by category • Category Navigation Bar • Video thumbnail embed and layout like so. • Video categories and video order will still be randomized upon site visit • Videos play in a pop- up on the same page, to avoid page refresh. • Background video loading – so videos are preloaded by the time the user clicks on them.
  6. 6. Greater visibility • # votes • $ amount asked • Progress bar represents %Popularity = (# votes/ # votes in highest voted idea) • Image thumbnail and brief description. • Include a link to external details/founder blog, if any. • From listing, you can gather: – # votes – $amount asked – Progress bar
  7. 7. Detailed Video Page • Home (video + detailed description + project founder bio) • # votes & amount asked for • Updates • Comments • Comment upvotes • Share via Facebook/Twitter /Email
  8. 8. Ability to browse other videos while watching a video • Sliding carousel of other videos above current video. • Encourages visitor to continue viewing other videos past the current one.
  9. 9. Better Voting • Cap the # votes: each user is allowed 10 votes per category that they can use wisely. • Users can spread multiple votes around different projects (can vote more than once on a project) • User can filter by Random, Top Ideas, New, Category (Default: Random) • Users can see what videos they voted on, reallocate votes, delete votes, etc. • A “Random Shuffle” button automatically shuffles videos around on the page. • Mobile version of voting platform, so voters can vote on the go.
  10. 10. Better Engagement • Users can subscribe to an Uncommon Fund newsletter, which sends a daily email during the voting process featuring a different set of projects to vote on. • Applicants get email notified of new comments and committee updates on their projects.
  11. 11. Application Process Platform
  12. 12. Applicants familiarize themselves with the fund and its requirements before applying • Applicants read a long, 1-page About/FAQ on the fund before seeing the Apply button, ala Kickstarter
  13. 13. Applicants upload materials online • Applicants create an account and fill out step-by-step forms, save their drafts, and submit their applications online to uncommonfund.u chicago.edu • Form fields can be customized by the committee WYSIWYG Editor
  14. 14. Applicants can view their progress • Applicants can view votes over time on their own projects. WYSIWYG Editor
  15. 15. Application Judging for committee members
  16. 16. Judges can assign favorites and votes to projects • Judges have access to a Judge Dashboard to vote on project criteria on the site. • Judges can star projects and view their list of favorites. • Judges can add comments and add votes on different project criteria on a 1 to 10 scale via their dashboard.
  17. 17. Judges can see a ranked list of their committee’s top choices • Rank vs requested budget, votes, score, etc. and comments • Easy access to project application, video, etc. all on the same website.
  18. 18. Judges can see what other judges have said and voted on for various projects • Add comments on other judges’ dashboards
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