Fall 2016, GUI
UI, UX, Research
myCourses will represent RIT students for who they are: industrious makers pushing the boudaries of innovation, creativity and technology.
Courses are hidden under a dropdown and a student has to pin current classes to keep them on top of a list as long as 40 classes.
Notifications are separated into 3 categories. If there is a notifcation, a small dot appears to open a giant list of notifications when expanded.
This section is the first thing a student sees when they sign in. It provides irrelevant content by not helping users towards their goal of completing assignments.
Starfish is always expanded by default with the calendar closed. A reoccuring theme is overuse of dropdown boxes and hidden content.
Courses are hidden and navigation is unclear. The only way to navigate back to this overview page with news is by clicking your course again.
The content chosen to be displayed in each section is inconsistent. If a content dropdown like this has no content, it should not be expanded.
Updates are essential sutdents to know for students to stay on top of their assignments. They are hidden in a dropdown which could potentially cause a missed assignment.
Academic Integrity, ADA Statement and myCourses Communication Policy take focus for all coursepages when they just could be added to a footer.
Welcome the student and give them comfort in knowing where they are and what week it is.
Instead of a list of all courses, a tab system is used, grouped by semester.
Any updates since their last visit will be displayed here so students can immediately stay on top of their work.
Cards are used to categorize content within classes. Students can easily digest information they want to see.
A sidebar navigation gives room for subcategories across the top of the page. It also permits instant access to all pages and classes without the student having to dig for them.