How should Canvas be expressed on a tablet? How can you improve or add onto its functionalities?

 

 

The Challenge

Canvas, the Learning Management System, lacks a good tablet version of their system. It also lacks in functionalities for coordinating group projects, quickly identifying important elements, and easy way to contact professors. With these two focuses in mind, Canvas is redesigned for students to create a more open and social atmosphere.

 

Time

2 months

Fall, 2014

Contributors

Individual project

Contributions

User research

Ideations / feature identification

Wireframes

Prototype (Hi-Fi)

Usability testing

Tools

Storyboarding tool

Illustrator

Sketch

 

 
 

Solution

Canvas's new design makes it easier for students to prioritize their assignments and get things in on time. The accordion panels allows students to easily compare important information side by side. At every step, students can easily communicate with instructors.

 
 

Tiles

Easily distinguish which assignments matter most.

Announcements are easy to dismiss to reduce clutter.

 
 

 

 

Fast Access

Quickly navigate between courses.

Notifications are obvious and easy to check up on.

Easily communicate with instructors.

 
 

Due Date Timeline

See how long an assignment has been up and how close you are to the due date.

Gauge the importance of assignment with the assignment's points and how much it will affect your overall grades.

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Grade Status

Icons make it easy to see what the status of an assignment is.

Easily contact instructors and comment on assignments.

 

ACCORDION design

The design features accordion style features so it's easy to see important information side by side.

 

 
 

Process

The images below represent work that I took lead on or was actively part of.