Smart Principals Network: UI Design & Development
Smart Principals Network
Case Study
Smart Principals Network is an organization whose objective is to provide resources and online mentorship for new and upcoming principals.
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Objective

Smart Principals Network wanted to provide an easy, intuitive, and customizable delivery of information to help simplify the many tasks, responsibilities, and resources required by today’s principals. Through detailed customer research it was identified that by providing principals with a set of chronological tasks while also providing them with the necessary associated resources and reminders; would benefit these users to help cope with the stresses and requirements of being a principal.
 
Solution

The solution involved collaborating with Spincaster and the Smart Principals network to first understand the objective and identify the user demographic (by developing personas). I played an active role in developing an understanding the key scenarios and their associated tasks. I developed and presented a number of ideas and solutions. For example, the dashboard would use an accordion design pattern to display categorized tasks. This helped to reduce visual clutter in addition of provided users with much more functionality without having to load another interface and consequently disrupting their interaction flow.
 
Outcome

The end result is an online application that allows the user to select an annual template of monthly, categorized tasks (including their resources and associated reminders) which provides them with assistance and guidance during the course of their year. The Smart Principals application allows users to ask questions and participate in forums to discuss and learn in a social environment on their own terms (when they have time).  This system continues to play both a support and educational role in providing answers to commonly asked questions and resources for today’s and tomorrows Principals.
 
Services Provided
 
UI: Persona Development, Use Cases, Information Architecture, Task flow Analysis, Wireframes, Prototype Development, Usability testing (Steve Krug approach)
 
Visual Design
 
Front-end Development: xhtml, css 2 / 3, PHP, MySql, Javascript  (jQuery)
 
Project Management: Feasibility Analysis, POC, Client Relations, Team Management

Smart Principals Network: UI Design & Development
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