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Learner's Jam

Empowering your self-learning journey through curated learning pathways with community support.

Timeline:

Dec 22 - May 23

Team Member:

Simran(Product Designer)

Ronny, Regan(UX Designer)

Responsibilities

UX Research, Ideation, User Interviews, Usability testing, UI Design, Prototyping

The Problem

Most online courses follow a fixed schedule for its lessons, or if you use platforms like YouTube, you set your own schedule, relying on generic calendar tasks, without catering to the unique learning needs of self-study.

The Solution

A self-learning system focused on task planning, motivating learners constantly, utilizing chunking methods, and creating a community of mentors that is financially accessible and reliable. Users should be able to reach out and access other people's self-learning pathways.

The Process

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Empathize

Ideate

Design

Test  

Prototype

We conducted interviews with student peers and teachers using online and in-person surveys. Our curiosity delved into their learning organization, sources of motivation, reasons for losing motivation, and the resources they found helpful.

Uncover gaps in learning processes

1. Empathise

KEY POINTS

What is their learning style?
  • No specific timetable/ task list

  • Follow other's learning pathways

​What would motivate them?
  • Supervision & Competitive spirit can boost learning

  • Success indicators like Certificates

Who do they ask for help?
  • Peers, friends and Teachers

  • Find it difficult to approach senior professionals

Which platforms they use?
  • YouTube

  • Cousera, Udemy, EDX

Understanding the market

To understand what’s out there that helps with time management, task organization, online learning, goal tracking and finding peer learners. We laid out screen captures in Figma and shared thoughts on the positives and negatives of applications like Forest, Cold turkey, Asana, Any.do, Chronus, Focus@Will, Google Primer. Doing this helped lay out my thought process on what makes for a great experience for task management.
​Competitive Analysis of the various platforms helped us understand the features we can focus on and problems we can iterate on. This was done by analyzing them on the scale of similarities and uniqueness, and strengths and weaknesses. 

KEY POINTS

A great progress visualization on the Forest app gives users ways to customize trees build in a little forest by completing tasks.

Platforms that feature organization of tasks have a very minimalistic user friendly UI with quick action buttons.

Most task management platforms provide a timed focus feature using pomodoro technique.

2. Ideate
After the research, we employed affinity diagrams to define product requirements, and started ideating on the features based on the user pain points, needs and wants.

Understanding user requirements