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    A UI/UX study on a web app that matches students with schools that reflect their wants, needs and personality so that they may make smart decisio… Read More
    A UI/UX study on a web app that matches students with schools that reflect their wants, needs and personality so that they may make smart decisions for their future education. Read Less
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Statement of Purpose
Univibe’s aim is to best match students with schools that reflect their wants, needs and personality so that they may make smart decisions for their future education.

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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.
Utilizing our field observations, interviews with college advisors, and research derived from pre-existing sites we were able to compile a questionnaire. The feedback we gathered through our questionnaire allowed us to flesh out more relevant content for our website and led us to generate a preliminary version of our Univibe site.

We then began our prototype process, where we created a number of scenarios a user would encounter while utilizing Univibe. We then chose the ten best enactments that we thought best exemplified the features of our website. Utilizing a cardboard version of a laptop and low fidelity screens, we asked 5 participants to carry out each of 10 enactments. The 5 participants we involved were thoughtfully selected to represent our user demographic- three high school seniors and two potential transfer students. The feedback from these enactments was assessed to help us refine and add additional content to what would be the final concept of the Univibe system.
New insights taken from our interviews have been added to our concept map to showcase what additional questions the site will ask the user and how it will function. Updates are highlighted in blue.
Our Final Solution + Mockup Demo
This includes the key elements of the system, features, and high level components and architecture.