The future of learning

A new learning experience for iMinds

Based on the latest developments in pedagogy and online technology, the iMindsX platform provides companies and organizations access to knowledge in an innovative format.

  • The challenge

    Develop an optimal learning experience from the perspective of both teachers and students

  • The result

    An attractive interface that gives teachers and students optimal support

  • 2015

  • Project based

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Approach

  • User interviews
  • User observations
  • Expert evaluation

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iMindsX is a learning platform developed by iMinds, Flanders’ digital research center. Through iMindX educational institutions and the business world (especially start-ups and SMEs) can offer courses in an innovative blended learning format. This gives them the benefits of combining online learning with face-to-face instruction.

iMindsX serves two user groups: teachers and students. Each user group approaches the platform from its own perspective and with different expectations:

  • For teachers, this is often the first time they’re offering a course through an online platform. They expect they’ll be able to convert their existing course into a blended learning course without too many changes.
  • Students expect the platform to give them a good overview of what they need to do and when they need to do it.

 

Based on our expert evaluation and observations of teachers and students, we were able to suggest very specific modifications to the user interface.

iMindsX - Illogical and confusing email flow

Example of an observation: The process to send an e-mail to invite students to a certain course is illogical and confusing.

iMindsX - Students miss interaction

Example of an observation: Students miss interacting with teachers and fellow students.

 

On the one hand, we made very practical and design-oriented recommendations which can quickly make the interface easier to use by the different target groups.

Recommendation for email flow

Example of a recommendation

On the other hand, we also developed ideas for the platform’s further development, so as to better respond to the expectations the two user groups have.

 

We used the usability principles that are most relevant to the iMindsX learning platform and translated these principles into specific design principles. The design principles were an important foundation to our recommendations.

iMindsX - Usability & Design principles

We presented the necessary recommendations according to their priority. This way, the iMinds team can get to work immediately!

 

 

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Based on the latest developments in pedagogy and online technology, the iMindsX platform provides companies and organizations access to knowledge in an innovative format.

  • The challenge

    Develop an optimal learning experience from the perspective of both teachers and students

  • The result

    An attractive interface that gives teachers and students optimal support

  • 2015

  • Project based

SaveSave

Approach

  • User interviews
  • User observations
  • Expert evaluation

SaveSave

Approach

  • User interviews
  • User observations
  • Expert evaluation

SaveSave

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