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Western Governors University

A FULLY DIGITAL UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
PROJECT

This project tasked me to create a mobile and desktop student portal, which would access a full university experience including the registrar’s office, course work, social forums and exams. WGU catered to students who wanted to continue their education but needed to fit it into their busy lives.

 

For this project, I developed the user interface visuals and branding, developing a robust design system with an extensive focus on meeting WCAG accessibility standards, as well as assisted with user research and wire-framing.

ROLE

VISUAL LEAD

PLATFORM

RESPONSIVE WEB

VERTICAL

EDUCATION

Student Portal

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The Work

I created wireframes, prototypes, and design systems for the mobile and web student platforms. Below is an example of some of the user flows a student would go through. Flows like these were created for all of the main navigational screens and actions. 

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Design System

The design system was built in collaboration with WGUs internal design team, and my own company's design team. 

The updated graphics and stylings would slowly be implemented to update the current student portal, as well as any new web portal instances.  

The team used the base system of Atomic Design 'Prime', built with Sketch, shared through Abstract to the broader design team and dev teams. Documentation around the use of these assets and styles was created in Invsions DSM. 

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Faculty Portal

Similar work was completed for the Faculty portal, though much of the wireframes and prototyping were handled by other research teams. My main focus here was maintaining brand consistency and developing new modular components for charts and graphs.

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