MyCourses is the RIT student's essential survival tool. This course management platform enables students to submit their homework, stay on top of important deadlines, and keep track of their grades.
Research, UI/UX, Visual
With all of the challenges students face, MyCourses shouldn’t be one of them. After evaluating the current
state of the platform, I established issues I would set out to fix, project goals, and who my users were
With this redesign, I aim to improve the usability of this platform by creating clear navigation and pushing the most
utilized features forward to create quick, easy interactions that support the student, not hinder.
I became intimately acquainted with the UX design process. From user research to
information architecture to wireframes and look and feel, I pulled it all together
to create the final product
I wanted to reorganize the platform and provide multiple points of entry
into key features like the dropbox, courses, and course assignments
I wanted this platform to have a fresh, clean look that felt structured,
organized, and simple
Wireframes helped me organize and structure my content to create a
dashboard that solved for the student's needs
Throughout the MyCourses redesign process, I learned skills like basic user research,
wireframing, and how to tighten up visual aesthetics, I got to experience a large range of
tasks in a user experience project
The Users are King and Queen
In redesigning a tool I use every day, I was challenged to set aside my own assumptions and quarrels with the platform and seek feedback from all types of users. This project provided the opportunity for me to learn the value of user research techniques like surveys and interviews to gain a deeper understanding all users.
Towards the end of my project, I began to realize that my system relies heavily on color. If I were to go back and redo this project, my first priority would be to make sure that the colors are accessible to all types of users and to provide another form of indication so that the system doesn't rely on color alone.