Developing an application from start (user research) to finish (funded development).
I am the lead user experience designer for PromptMe, an instructional technology that prompts meaningful conversations between students and instructors regarding assignment sheets. PromptMe is built on data my team and I collected on how students and teachers interact with assignment sheets and was refined through intensive user research, including: focus groups, contextual interviews, linguistic analysis, and use case observations. Although it began as a course project, PromptMe has been selected to receive start-up funding through an entrepreneurship and is currently in development. Once a functional prototype is built, our team will be working to conduct extensive usability tests of PromptMe in writing classrooms at Michigan State University.
The PromptMe project has given me experience:
- pitching design ideas to potential funders and securing start-up funding
- creating functional mockups using Adobe Illustrator
- conducting user research
- translating user research into actionable design plans
- collaborating with a small, diverse team