This was my first ever solo project where I was given this assignment of designing a Learning Management System for a Singaporean Tamil Learning Centre for Kids called ThinkTamil.
They like most other educational centers were forced to move online during the Covid 19 Pandemic. And now they wanted to go digital, especially so they could expand their student base to children from other countries.
Five months and I had to draw up the entire Website- from login registration flow, enrolment, payment, trials, teacher interface & a student interface, student games.
Five months and I had to draw up the entire Website- from login registration flow, enrolment, payment, trials, teacher interface & a student interface, student games. Including design, figma screens with the research, userflows & user testing
Google Meet, Miro, Figma
I set out to do was go through the existing LMS out there- Koolbits, Kids club Spanish club, Google Classroom & Microsoft Teams
The second thing, was to understand the unique needs of ThinkTamil, how they conducted the lessons, what their objectives were. And mostly what their challenges were.
is the Research process was to interview five users, 3 parents, 1 student and 1 teacher. And understanding what they liked or disliked about the whole online teaching process.
was to get to making the User flows- for the Student Registration, Teachers Flows, Student Flows, Admin flows.
I created some really low fi screens on Figma to get an idea how the architecture would look like. This was inspired by Google Classroom.
And now that we were almost ready, I set about designing the screens.
(Teacher's Home page- a quick glance at the calendar and all the classes scheduled)
Iterate & Final Design
I did one round of iteration given the time restriction. Tested with 2 teachers, 2 parents and 2 children.
Based on the score, I had to make several changes to the design.
An example of what was initially designed for the teachers and how they preferred to get a calendar view instead. They did not even look at the class cards and wanted to get inside class view only through the calendar, as they had so little time in the morning prepping for the class.
My biggest takeaway from this project was my realisation, that Edtech was my thing.
As an Educator, I used to work as a Math tutor in a Bi lingual school in Ho Chi Minh City. And as a parent of two kids, who is constantly involved and sometimes challenged by the roadblocks in Online Learning especially were important to overcome.
As a fresh off the boat UX Designer I was apprehensive to do a solo project. But you learn so much on the job. That I am extremely glad I took this project up. From managing the Project timeline, to going through endless videos to learn animation tricks on Figma this was a big learning curve.
By the end of it, I was happy but not yet satisfied! There were so many improvements I could continue making especially on the UI side of it. And yes I wish I had more time to research and test and iterate!
From a team perspective, I could not have asked for a better first team. Right from the project manager to the developer and the client. They were all simply fabulous, patient and motivating.