This was the project I completed as part of the UI for UX Design course with Career Foundry. The goal of the project was to design a responsive web app to connect students online to facilitate peer-to-peer learning, support, feedback, and motivation.
The aim of this project was to provide a deeper understanding of UI design principles and techniques, and to give valuable insight into what considerations and challenges professional designers face.
The Main Challenge
The main challenge of the project was to give the app the right balance between looking and feeling like a social media product, yet keep its main focus on connecting students together.
The solution was to be very selective about the features to include in the app. The features I decided to include were:
– Personal profile
– Search feature
– Friends list
– Direct messaging
– Social: following, posting, sharing, liking, commenting