UX Design

Browse some of my User Experience Design projects.

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GPA Calculator

Process (click to view full images):

Audience: Students of all year levels and academic backgrounds at U of T, as well as academic advising staff.

Problem: There was no central U of T GPA calculator that students could use and trust that wasn't particular to a certain campus. Additionally, the current calculators available only focus on CGPA, and did not provide guidance for calculating SGPA and AGPA.

Goal: Create a web application that allows students, without logging in, to calculate their sessional, cumulative and/or annual GPA using manually provided existing grades, as well as anticipated future grades.

Key Results: The application is responsive, meets accessibility standards and students have a 100% success rate in calculating all three GPA types in usability tests.

Next Steps: Integrate the calculator into ACORN, U of T's student information service. With this accomplished, students will not have to manually enter all of their grades into the calculator. This will provide a simpler, streamlined and personalized experience for the student.

Status: Completed and live for U of T students.

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Awards & Financial Aid

Process (click to view full images):

Audience: Students of all year levels and academic backgrounds at U of T.

Problem: It's difficult for students to find awards they are eligible for, and to keep track of any they have received. Not only are awards not well-advertised, student interviewees noted that they don't try looking for awards because they assume they won't be eligible anyway.

Goal: Design, test and deliver specifications for a space within U of T's student information system where students can find awards they may be eligible for and see a history of upcoming and received awards.

Status: Completed and live for U of T students.

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Financial Planning Calculator

Goal: Design, test and deliver specifications for a tool for prospective and current students to estimate their income and expenses for one year of study at U of T.

Status: Completed and live for prospective students and U of T students.

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Confirmation of Enrolment Document

Goal: Design, test and deliver specifications for a space within U of T's student information system where students can customize and download an official document that proves their registration status.

Status: Completed and live for U of T students.

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Techknowfile Conference

I gave two presentations on user experience design at the TechKnowFile Conference at the University of Toronto in May 2016 and April 2017. View the slides to learn a little more about what I do and get a glimpse into the UX Design process at the University of Toronto.

View the May 2016 Slides View the April 2017 Slides View the May 2018 Slides