Envy redesigned an online platform that teaches and improves typing skills to students of all ages.
B.E. Publishing and the Teaching.com team.
Improve design & UX for new verticals and customers
EduTyping, a learn-to-type online platform for schools, was looking to break into new school districts and audiences, but their outdated design and UX gaps were preventing them from doing so. They needed design to better work for them.
The platform had grown since its release, and needed a little organization restructuring so all the added features felt more integrated. Envy would work with their team in re-mapping the platform in a more intuitive way.
Research + Prototype
As with any project, we started by mapping out the client’s existing platform, identifying the full feature set as well as any user pain points.
Start from the User’s Perspective
Design starts at your users. Because no matter how well you organize your content from your standpoint, it’s worthless if it doesn’t make sense to users. What’s more, designing for elementary students requires an enhanced filter for noise and distraction, leaving only the most crucial elements on each page.
Getting the Core Experience Right
For EduTyping, if the actual typing interaction isn’t thoughtful and fun, we’ve failed. Wireframes started with the core experience, asking will kids really enjoy this? What’s missing?
Design + Build
Three Platforms, One Look
With a few different platforms catered to slightly different users, we built out an identity system that’s cohesive but distinctive within itself. The colors for younger kids are bold and vivid, and the palette matures as the ages increase.
Fun and Vibrant
Saturated colors and subtle animations draw young children’s attention. Adding on-screen hands that light up with every key press was exactly what the design needed. The bright, instant interaction helps kids develop crucial typing skills they’ll carry with them the rest of their lives.
Celebrating the Little Victories
Each step of the way, students can see their progress and achievements they’ve earned so far. Their next assignment is front and center, and teachers can even interact with students through this portal.
Designed for Teachers, Too
Managing a classroom is hard enough by itself, so any educational platform should work for teachers and not against them. We made sure to put full control in the hands of teachers, empowering them to manage all their classes as quickly as possible.
Curriculum is King
Teachers have full control over their curriculum, and can either control the exact order and pacing of content, or sit back and let EduTyping handle it.
Thousands of schools from across the country, from elementary all the way to college/university, have trusted EduTyping with their education. Their testimonials page is full of praise from teachers, saying the design “excites” kids which in turn motivates them to use it and learn.
Positioned to lead
With a new look and a thoughtfully redesigned user-experience, EduTyping is now in a better position to become an industry leader in online keyboarding education.
The project management and designs were spot-on from the onset of the discovery meeting to the final deadline. Thank you Envy.Michael Gecawich, Founder