When I started at Coursekit in January 2012, the product was designed to serve an instructor with one course and her students well. It had the features required to conduct class and focussed on discussion within the class by giving it the tools of social media. In 5 months, amid rebranding and supporting Coursekit, we expanded the vision beyond a finite toolkit to a platform for learning that could extend beyond class to a campus, beyond campus to fields of study, and ultimately to any teacher and every learner.
To facilitate this we designed a macro interface that could contain any kind of community, content, and communication as the platform. We also redesigned the entire course product including timeline, composer, gradebook, library, and more to be simpler and more immersive. We added a dashboard, global chat, groups, a discovery page, and beautiful learner profiles. Launched in two parts with marketing pushes for each, it was a massive undertaking driven by passion and cold-brew coffee.
Launched Fall 2012
My roles—Design Team Leader, Creative Direction & Product Design.
Design Team—Joseph Cohen, CEO; Katie Koch, UX Lead; Matt Delbridge & Colin Dunn, Product Design.