Interface Sketch: myMRU Redesign

This weeks exercise was to redesign myMRU. myMRU is a web-based higher education software system run by Ellucian. It is meant to manage and store information for students and institutions – in this case for myself and Mount Royal University.

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The redesign I sketched (below) focused primarily on adding customization features and more consistent headings. The layout stayed very similar to the first version except I removed the header/the large linked icons. I understand those were put there because they are commonly accessed links, I did move them to the settings button as the first options.

Tabs and widgets are displayed in separated box with curved tabs. This gives the impression of filing system, which correlates with the information-storage aspect of the software. The implementation of video instructions, and moving the contents from the “My Program” tab into the home tab would better represent a customized site. The idea of customization came from the sites own slogan “myMRU. Built for you.” There are options in this redesign for the student to decide for themselves what content they want to see and where they want to see it.

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