I started the research with a group of students asking them questions like why they don’t use the current mobile app, what would be useful to them etc. I also looked at other university’s app to get ideas.
I wanted to give the app a flat look using flat icon and buttons but I did include few other design as demanded from steak-holders. There were few screens to design for- splash screen, home screen, news screen, video screen and search screen.
We wanted to test the different designs of the prototype. We asked students if they are interested in volunteering for this. We got quite positive responses. We had a team of 45 students to whom we presented these screen.
We had a very positive response from the student groups we tested on. They loved how the new design made the app look simple and modern. They also like the big images and video areas in articles and video pages.