Prof-desk
Design by: Zoe Fisher & Erik Evangelista
Student Project. General Assembly UXDI Winter 2013
About the product: 





Prof-desk is a free online education service that allows teachers to create online
courses on a v...
Process: "
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Research
• Surveys
• Personas
• Competitive Analysis

Concepts

Rough

Final

• Rough Sketches
• User Jour...
Teacher Survey Findings

“Making the interface intuitive while increasing student engagement.”

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• Making teaching materi...
Student Survey Findings

“Having online access to material is key… it saves time.”

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• Important due dates & course infor...
Tina Celestino, 27
Grade 9 Math Teacher, Fremont High School

“I want to extend my teaching presence outside of the
classr...
Competitive Analysis
Coursera

• large, clear browse bar
• related courses
Murally

Khan Academy

• minimalist navigation ...
Design Principles




• Concise and organized layout of content
• Engaging homepage content
• Minimalist design
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Redesign of Homepage


Goals

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• Modernize & simplify
• Showcase what Prof-desk has
to offer
• Create an engaging expe...
Redesign Teacher Dashboard: Focus on ‘My Courses’


Goals

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• Improve course upload
• Simplify course management
• Min...
Teacher Dashboard out of scope features


Menu
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Dashboard
Profile
• Friends
• Favorites
• Chat
Account Settings
Students
...
Ideation & Sketches

Initial Class Concept

Sitemap
User Flows

From our analysis of the site architecture we discovered m...
Homepage Ideation & Sketches
Teacher Dashboard Ideation & Sketches
Course Upload Ideation & Sketches
Homepage Before & After
Teacher Dashboard Before & After
Scenarios
Tina’s first visit to Prof-desk
Creates course and
uploads most of her
content"
(Out of scope of
prototype)

Tin...
THANK YOU
Zoe Fisher
zoe.fisher3@gmail.com

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Erik Evangelista
ejevange@live.com
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Prof-desk – General Assembly UXDi Immersive Student Project

  1. 1. Prof-desk Design by: Zoe Fisher & Erik Evangelista Student Project. General Assembly UXDI Winter 2013
  2. 2. About the product: 
 
 Prof-desk is a free online education service that allows teachers to create online courses on a variety of subjects, empowering students from around the world to learn new skills and improve on their knowledge. Prof-desk does this by simplifying course creation and uploading, offering analytics and enabling agile feedback. Unlike other course management systems, Prof-desk promotes student-teacher feedback and simple teacher-side functionality. ! " About the project: " Prof-desk was a student project; the aim was to improve the experience for teachers to enable them to manage and maintain online courses. We were given the constraint of designing for the Prof-desk website.
  3. 3. Process: " " . Research • Surveys • Personas • Competitive Analysis Concepts Rough Final • Rough Sketches • User Journey • Prototype • Testing • Final Prototype
  4. 4. Teacher Survey Findings “Making the interface intuitive while increasing student engagement.” " • Making teaching material available • Managing/monitoring student progress • Due/dates and scheduling
  5. 5. Student Survey Findings “Having online access to material is key… it saves time.” " • Important due dates & course information • Organization of course • Availability of teaching materials
  6. 6. Tina Celestino, 27 Grade 9 Math Teacher, Fremont High School “I want to extend my teaching presence outside of the classroom. With my limited time, I’d like to create courses quickly and easily.” Attentive Tina promotes a transparent and engaging environment to ensure her students’ awareness and well-being. She ensures her students know what to expect and how to pace themselves. Busy As a dedicated teacher, Tina has little time for overhead. She acknowledges technology as a useful tool to facilitate her teaching, but is challenged by it’s steep learning curve. " " “I feel that seamless communication with my students helps all of us succeed.” “All my students are online, and I should be there too, but the system needs to be easy to use and navigate.” Opportunities " • Create a simple interface that allows Tina to easily manage her class schedule. • Bring down barriers between Tina and her students through the interface.
  7. 7. Competitive Analysis Coursera • large, clear browse bar • related courses Murally Khan Academy • minimalist navigation bar • social media login Dropbox • simple content upload • concise section of high level content
  8. 8. Design Principles
 
 • Concise and organized layout of content • Engaging homepage content • Minimalist design " "
  9. 9. Redesign of Homepage
 Goals ` " • Modernize & simplify • Showcase what Prof-desk has to offer • Create an engaging experience
  10. 10. Redesign Teacher Dashboard: Focus on ‘My Courses’
 Goals ` " • Improve course upload • Simplify course management • Minimize content on dashboard
  11. 11. Teacher Dashboard out of scope features
 Menu " Dashboard Profile • Friends • Favorites • Chat Account Settings Students • Grades • Roster
  12. 12. Ideation & Sketches Initial Class Concept Sitemap User Flows From our analysis of the site architecture we discovered many opportunities related to the teacher experience. We decided to focus on the teacher dashboard and course content due to the importance of content found in our research.
  13. 13. Homepage Ideation & Sketches
  14. 14. Teacher Dashboard Ideation & Sketches
  15. 15. Course Upload Ideation & Sketches
  16. 16. Homepage Before & After
  17. 17. Teacher Dashboard Before & After
  18. 18. Scenarios Tina’s first visit to Prof-desk Creates course and uploads most of her content" (Out of scope of prototype) Tina visits Prof-desk and signs up She creates a course and uploads content Tina’s second visit as a user Tina logs into her dashboard and clicks to view her Algebra 1 course details She inspects her course schedule and decides to add a quiz
  19. 19. THANK YOU Zoe Fisher zoe.fisher3@gmail.com " Erik Evangelista ejevange@live.com

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