Project Overview

Much of Maplesoft’s online product suite was in need of revision and redesign. I was asked to come up with some new designs and user journeys for Maplesoft’s various online products.

The redesigns were successful and well liked by the director of web development and many employees. The company is reviewing the designs developed for implementation, hence, the names of the products have been covered.

THE PROCESS

Research
USER DATA GATHERING

To gather factual and accurate information about the users of each Maplesoft online product (which will guide the creation of user personas), I conducted interviews with Maplesoft users and employees who had such information about the users.

Creating Personas

User personas for each of the Maplesoft products were created. These personas helped to focus decisions surrounding site components and interface behaviour by adding a layer of real-world consideration to the conversation. It also offered a quick and inexpensive way to test and prioritize those features throughout the development process. 

(Click to magnify)

(Click to magnify)

Design, Show and Tell, Design Again 

Using the user personas as a reference to inform design choices, I came up with new designs and user workflows. A meeting was held with fellow employees after each design and user flow was completed. In these meetings, my designs were reviewed and explained. 

INITIAL

FINAL

From the discussions in meetings, designs and user journeys were further refined (see above example).

 

Problem with initial design: When the user hovers over a document and sees application information, the names of other documents become hidden.

Final ReDesigns and User Journeys 

Hover over the photos below to view and learn more about the designs, or to magnify an image. For confidentiality reasons, some images may not be able to be magnified.

PRODUCT 1

WHAT IS IT?

  • An easy way for students and professors to share Maple documents and applications with others online, even if they don't have Maple

PRODUCT 1 USER JOURNEY - DESKTOP 

PRODUCT 1 USER JOURNEY - MOBILE 

SKETCHES

PRODUCT 1 ADMIN AND MODERATOR USER JOURNEY

PRODUCT 2

WHAT IS IT?

  • A powerful online testing and assessment software designed especially for courses involving mathematics

  • Allow instructors to truly assess student understanding of math-based concepts, making it ideal for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses

REDESIGN

PRODUCT 2 USER JOURNEY

PRODUCT 2 CONTENT REPOSITORY USER JOURNEY

PRODUCT 3

WHAT IS IT?

  • Math software that combines the world's most powerful math engine with an interface that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve mathematical problems

REDESIGN

PRODUCT 3 USER JOURNEY

MAPLESOFT PRODUCT REDESIGNS

WEBSITES & SOFTWARE

Role: UX & UI/Visual Designer (Individual Project)

Created using Sketch

© 2016 Janelle Williams. All Rights Reserved.

  • Black LinkedIn Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
PROBLEM

Featured page is bland, unattractive, doesn't look like a page to download apps