This project was the first in the UX certification program. After covering the basics of UX design, it was time to practice our understanding. We were to design a website to create and manage CVs - and is directed to creative professionals.
Since this project covered the UX design basics, I will try to show my personal experience as a UX designer going through the following steps:
This process offers a deeper understanding of persona profiling as a crucial part the UX design process. For this project I created 3 groups represented by these users, based on my own acquaintances with creative professionals:
Despite the conveniency, I still believe that a full reserach and working with real users is a must. The success of a product cannot rely on a sole personal experience, creativity or assumptions. Better said:
Besides other websites that offer the same service, my research included other kinds of sites where building a rich profile is required.
I focused my research on the following:
Information architechture and display
Gamification and process breaking into steps
Feedback and communication with the user
Considering the information gathered, the business model and predicted scenarios for each persona, I tested few options of screen flow, setting for the optimal one.
Let's face it, just thinking about creating a CV reduces the motivation. One might enjoy a cleaner house in these days. While I was sketching, I searched to deal with pain-points Noga, Yoav and Adva might have.
My main objective was to do so by using a conversative platform with little wins approach.
"This is terribly boring. Hey! what's that on TV?"
I took an approach that provides a conversative platform.
Little wins with progress bar deal with the distractions that might occur during the process.
"So many designs, I don't know which one to choose"
In case the site offers numerous CV designs, a filter will be applied in the initial step so that relevant designs to the specific profession will be displayed (e.g.: a photographer will be exposed to different kinds of CV designs than an illustrator). Of course, there might be an overlap.
Categories are divided into a maximum number of 6, of which the 6th is a CV design shuffler.
"I have too much/little text, my CV doesn't look so good"
WYSIWYG approach gives a constant feedback of how will the CV look like.
Easy change of design to fit better with the text.
"I'm not really sure of my CV..."
Share with friends or e-mail to someone who can share a professional opinion.
Invisible mode: others can't see your CV unless given a direct link.
Publish only when you're ready.
"What about my Linkedin profile?"
Regarding this issue I considered 2 options and tried to deal with both:
Yoav already has an updated info on his Linkedin profile. He can import the data from his Linkedin profile into the design chosed.
Adva heard it might be good to have a Linkedin profile, but can't be bothered to spend more time now. After completing the CV, she can update her Linkedin profile easily by directly and effortlessly exporting the data.
"My CV are ready... what now?"
Publish it - make it visible to talent hunters.
Download it, share it on your website .
.doc format is automatically created. Send it along with the designed one.
"I want to keep my options open for other jobs"
no problem, just duplicate, edit and publish.
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