SWORDS is a course registration system used by my school. I led a team in redesigning the interface to facilitate ease-of-use and understandability, especially for the non-technically inclined users. We conducted an usability analysis, designed mockups, and created prototypes.Read the Paper View Prototype
- Interaction Design Class
- Final Project
- UI/UX Design
- Project Leader
The Login Page
We optimized the login page for simplicity. Our participants had difficulty understanding how to log in, so we made the instructions (and help information) hard to miss.
We redesigned the home page of SWORDS as a dashboard interface. This is to allow users to jump to any specific section of SWORDs instantly, without having to click through several menus or different pages. It also gives users a "birds-eye" view of SWORDS, which helps prevent confusion.
The Registration Page
A major section of SWORDS that users had difficulty using is the registration page. We used tables to display classes in an efficient, understandable format. A full explanation of this screen can be found in the paper linked below.
Class Details Modal
We discovered that users want to see detailed class information without having to navigate to a different page. To facilitate this, we integrated a modal directly into the registration page.