Brief Overview of Our Formative Study
A large amount of formative research was done prior and during system designing process:
We began with field observations at The University of Texas at Dallas and observed several of the common areas students frequented. Through this we were able to gather insight on a typical college environment and the student interactions that occurred at these areas.
We then interviewed several professionals that were involved with undergraduate and transfer students. These interviews allowed us to create a better understanding of what students' needs and concerns were in choosing a fitting college.