How Teachers Can Connect with Students & Families During At-Home Learning
This is part three of our ongoing series about edTech industry shifts in at-home learning. To check out the whole series, click here. Strong relationships between students and teachers support academic growth and social-emotional development. During at-home learning, however, those connections have been harder than ever to make and maintain. As the school year comes […]Read More
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Using Wireframes to Power Your UX Design Strategy
Product wireframes are one of the first strategic milestones of the design process. All stakeholders depend on them, including product owners, developers, and front-end design teams. When designed intentionally, wireframes facilitate important decisions early in the UX process. They provide a visual record of discussions about big-picture product goals, user flows, and technical requirements. At […]
Build Something Better: The Real Value of a Scalable Discovery Process
If your company has adopted Facebook’s “move fast and break things” approach to product development, you may be used to sidelining user research in favor of learning through failure. In Erika Hall’s Just Enough Research, however, she suggests user research and learning through failure don’t have to be at odds with one another. Instead, you […]
Who Are We Making Our Products For? Designing across unique edTech personas.
There’s plenty you already know about the basic needs and wants of your edTech audience. Teachers want tools that make their jobs easier. Administrators crave products with strong efficacy data. And students want learning tools that engage and delight, as well as instruct. Unlike commercial applications, however, edTech software is not always used by the […]
What Are You Selling? UX Solutions for SaaS in edTech
When it comes to designing software-as-a-service, or SaaS, it can be difficult to decide where your marketing site ends and your product begins. How do you create clear boundaries between the free and paid features for your product through UX and visual design? How do you communicate to your user the value of your SaaS […]