A suite of learning applications and experiences for college students
My Role: Interaction Designer
My Duties: interaction design (wireframes), visual design (user interface), customer journey mapping, navigation diagram
Overview: I lead the interaction design exploration and visual design exploration for Pearson's award-winning learning applications REVEL, Pearson Writer and Writing Space. I also was apart of designing the UX for the integration of Pearson learning apps into different LMS systems.
LMS Integration - Journey Map
Blackboard is a Learning Management System (LMS) used by colleges and universities all over the nation. Pearson’s e-learning product REVEL needed to be integrated into Blackboard so users could access the Pearson product without having to leave the LMS.
We needed to understand the journey user takes within Blackboard to understand how REVEL could get involved in that journey - to do that we created a journey map. Once we understood who, what, where, when, why and how the user was accessing REVEL, we were able to design the interface.
When students are engaged deeply, they learn more effectively and perform better in their courses. This simple fact inspired the creation of REVEL: an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.
I lead the UX exploration and interaction design exploration for the mobile version of Pearson's award winning product REVEL.
Writing Space is a “learning tool” designed to be integrated into multiple Pearson Higher Education products. Writing Space allows instructors to assign writing prompts, grade and provide feedback on student writing, and allow auto-assessment and feedback. Writing Space is a product designed to facilitate critical thinking and writing for humanities, social sciences, and science writing.
We needed to integrate Pearson's award-winning learning design application, Pearson Writer, into an easy to manage Microsoft Word plug-in. Students needed to be able to access all the features of Pearson Writer within their Word Online screen.
Our solution was to create a easy-to-access and easy-to-manage right rail application using all the familiar features of Pearson Writer mixed with the familiarity of Microsoft World Online. Students could use Pearson Writer at any point of the writing process without having to leave the site or open a new browser.