AU – A new design helps the students to reach the finish line
How do we get more students to complete their studies during the estimated time? Aarhus University constantly work on this complex challenge. They also worked on it when the intranet for the students was designed. /et al. was part of the process and designed a digital tool that uses existing data to guide the students to finish their studies during the estimated time.
Finding the key to the problem
Using the users
We developed several ideas and sketches for possible solutions by using the insights from the two workshops. We brought the ideas and sketches to Aarhus University to continue working on it. We discussed the pros and cons and continuously sorted out the ideas, and the best ideas were extended with more detailed concepts. In the end the remaining concept was the idea of a personalised timeline.
Be bright – build a prototype
With a clear idea, we started sketching different mock-ups to work with
interaction, flow and usability. With the right framework for the interaction, we started making wireframes, that were later used for an interactive prototype – ready for testing.
With a functional prototype, we went to the university to test it on the students. As always our tests made us wiser and aware of the final improvements before sending the concept to development and integration in “Studieportalen”.
From complex challenge to concrete solution
Cooperating with Aarhus University, our design consultants have:
- Held workshops to reframe the challenge and develop ideas for possible solutions
- Chosen and qualified the best ideas for possible solutions
- Produced wireframes
- Developed an interactive prototype
- Tested the prototype on the target group