How this product ended up winning 'Best in Show' for ease of use
UX Design, Ethnography, Design Studios, Usability Testing, Visual Design, CSS

The Story

Northwest Educational Association (NWEA) provides educational assessment to roughly half of students across the United States. NWEA wanted to extend their product development with a new tool for monitoring student progress in the classroom. They needed the user interface to be easy to interpret, non-intrusive and engaging for both students and teachers. In addition building and district administrators needed to be able to interpret the data to make meaningful decisions.

The Challenge

NWEA wanted some help with the wireframes they were developing. They recognized they did not have the expertise internally to get the best results from their usability and UX design initiative. The team was not familiar with User Centered Design but was very eager to quickly learn how to apply usability best practices. 

The Agile development team was hungry to get their hands dirty quickly.