Asuka & Patricia
Our class project consists of a video call tool that is specifically designed for creative people. It should help students to boost their career by closing the gap between students and recruiters from external companies. All within the familiar setting of a school career fair, just more interactives and focused on the heart of the work: portfolios.
In this prototype, we want to explore features for recruiters who would use this tool. While it is easy and fast for the candidate (as if you’re joining a meeting on Zoom and Figma at the same time), HR professionals would have the permission to use many more features as a host. What makes the feature unique for both is the fact that users can signup and switch back and fort between personal rooms (if spaces are available) and group sessions.
In order to find out if our current basic structure makes sense, we focused on two main interactions from the perspective of a recruiter:
- Meet the next candidate in line
Most user find it easy to move to the next candidate and most of them go straight to the “next” button, which is the correct interaction. A minority decided to go to the image of the participant first, which is not yet an interaction, but we could easily create one in another version.
2. Join another session (breakout/ group session)
For this particular screen, the results are not as clear. First of all, the answers to our questions varied a lot. While the majority still agrees that moving back and forth between sessions is easy, more than a third pressed “somewhat agree” and one person selected “somewhat disagree”.
The heat map inclused a lot of different hotspots. However, most of them are located more or less around the correct option, which is “Join” on the lefthand side of the screen. A couple of users decided to click on “end session” or on the title of the session, so we must reiterate this screen. Interactions are not clear enough, probably due to low visibility or not enough contrast. The “join” button should be more prominent, which the “end session” should be another focus area for the next iteration.
User testing was very helpful! For the first time, we were able to actually gather feedback from a target audience outside of our personal network. These are the general things that we must revise:
- Visibility: (incl. contrast, other visual design elements…)
- Consistency: wording, style, size…
- Accessibility & Hierarchy: Reducing content to make it more accessible and user friendly (focusing on what’s essential only)
- Confirmation: before going to another room, users should confirm their actions to prevent accidents