The Parent Portal lets parents check grades, fill out forms, email school staff, and more.
I was brought on to the team just before a redesign of the Parent Portal into a mobile app.
Our team consisted of 2 developers, 1 product owner, 1 content person, and me, the UI designer. Our objective was to create a fully functional mobile app that was a consistent experience across the web, Android, and Apple.
My role included updating the navigation, prototyping user flows, updating branding, maintaining visual coherency, designing interactions, and user testing.
With the mobile app came new features like notifications for missing assignments, new grades, and forms to be filled out. We reduced friction for returning users signing in to the app, resulting in more than a minute in time saved to get logged in to the Parent Portal.
Our parents are excited to use the new app; our principals our pleased to offer it at their schools. Ultimately, making people happy is the reason I do what I do, and I'm grateful that so far this app seems to be doing exactly that.