STEAM Education for Young Girls
Fresh User Experience
Adjust was brought on to design a fresh user experience for the Digital Divas learning platform. The platform serves as a tool for after school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) curriculum geared toward middle school girls. The Digital Divas is a division of DePaul's Digital Youth Network that focuses on exposing girls to "nontraditional" learning pathways, encouraging them to explore STEM skills, challenge stereotypes, and continue to explore these subjects in high school and beyond.
Through user interviews and observations of students and mentors, we defined a core set of features that would support a blended learning environment. We then designed a UI that supports the Diva’s lively playful aesthetic, featuring the badge system and other game-like elements. Adjust worked in tandem with the Digital Youth Network to create the component based interface through an agile development process.
Before Adjust was engaged, the user interface was overly complex and presented disjointed information architecture. During the UX design and development iterations, we focused on streamlining the workflow and cultivating a content delivery platform that was simple and fun.
Adjust jumped into a very fast-paced iterative development process and was able to get up-to-speed while still modifying the design based on prioritization in order to deliver the platform for a summer pilot of the program.
Adjust delivered well-researched, thoroughly tested designs as well as augmented the development team to help bring those designs to life.
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