As a group final project for the Computer-Supported Collaborative Working course at the University of Trento, I developed a way to add extra elements to one’s academic web profile in the University of Trento's online system. I researched, designed, and prototyped online profiles within a new portal for university students which would be used by job agencies to further students’ employment opportunities.
The Certified Electronic Portfolio is a system being developed at the University of Trento as a way to certify university experiences and enhance a student’s ability to get a job. However, it is currently a very narrow look at the student’s abilities as it only considers coursework.
The Well-Rounded Image Profile would show a more complete picture of the student and their abilities and interests, including those outside of the university realm.
There project had three main components:
1. Domain research, problem framing, ideation and project planning
2. User research, and data analysis
3. Sketching, prototyping, usability testing, and prototype redesign
Conducted user testing
Created an extensive design report including requirements for a first prototype which another student member of the team used to design the profile as an HTML prototype.
Conducted a survey to identify the needs of professors.
Derived requirements for second prototype
We conducted participatory design and a brainstorming session with 12 student participants
The two of us did background research on similar projects
Ran a Stakeholder Analysis
Created personas and scenarios
Derived functional and non-functional requirements
Made a mind map of desired qualities
Team Members: Mallori Harrell, Liza Pesenson