In 2017, I worked with a team of academic advisors to redesign the Dietrich College Summer Advising Guide, an online course in Canvas, for the incoming freshmen class of Dietrich College at Carnegie Mellon University. One of the most important yet difficult parts of this project was to reorganize all the materials developed throughout many years and present them in an effective layout that appeals to freshmen.
In order to reduce the amount of text students need to read, we first converted the course overview page to a short video. To help students better navigate the course, we organized the course in modules.
I condensed a few pages of content into the following page of infographic to introduce academic advising in Dietrich College. I also integrated images of campus landmarks to draw user attention.
In 2018, we further improved the course design by pointing the less important information to other campus webpages so that students did not have to read through pages of information irrelevant to their situations. I also created an introduction video of our department using Adobe AfterEffects based on the above infographic.