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Curriki Geometry

A project based learning course

Client & Industry

Curriki is a nonprofit K-12 global community for teachers, students, and parents to create, share, and find free learning resources that enable true personalized learning.

Curriki Geometry uses a project-based approach to integrating technology into core geometry instruction. Comprised of six projects, Curriki Geometry was designed to meet the needs of students born in a global, interactive, digitally-connected world through the use of real-world examples, engaging projects, interactive technologies, videos, and directed student feedback.

My Role

I designed the responsive website for XWiki, over the course of two months. The collaboration with the client was done mainly via Skype. The research phase was based on a Nielsen Normal Group study on K12 students use of Internet. As you will notice there were two iterations of the project, hence the two sets of deliverables, the specs & needs were adjusted over the course of the project’s development.

Components

User Experience
User Interface
Identity

Challenges

  • lack of a clear, solid brief
  • extremely Agile environment
  • the product was developed on-the-go
  • planned functionality was not 100% implemented

Solution

What does it do?

Currriki Geometry’s purpose is to serve K12 US teachers and students in organizing classes, reviews and studying in general. Most of the content is imported from Khan Academy and meant to accommodate various types of media: audio, video, interactive & collaborative. It relies on XWiki as a base engine but it’s heavily customized to meet expectations. It was meant to be tablet first and its responsiveness was to be later developed with the introduction of Bootstrap in a dedicated skin of the platform. At least half of the development time was dedicated to developing the custom skin that would allow further improvements as funding means would arise.

What was your contribution ?

Due to lack of clarity regarding the end product I attempted to take lead,  after a couple of meetings with the stakeholders, and push the project forward because of the tight deadline (less than one month).

The first iteration contains a mix between high resolution wireframes and design elements and required adjustments because of the color scheme and screen orientation.

The second iteration, while welcomed, was partly implemented as you can see on currikigeometry.org

I did my best to integrate the informations I had into hi-fi wireframes for the front-end developers.

You can review other Curriki projects and use them for your organization by visiting http://xclams.xwiki.org/

Don’t hesitate to ask for more details if you’re interested in the project.

First Iteration