A social network where high school and college students can connect to talk about colleges.
Duration: 2 Months
What is FriendlyU?
FriendlyU at its core is a social network that connects high school with college students as they are trying to decide on what college to attend. I was the sole user experience designer of FriendlyU for three years. Over that time, I worked on both the desktop and mobile solutions for the platform, on typically smaller features. Profiles was the most complete feature I was able to own and undertake
On a social networking platform, profiles offer a space for users to relay what their interests are in order to connect with like-minded people. In order to garner more engagement and help FriendlyU expand to more universities, Profiles offers a great opportunity to help students all around the nation connect around a better way to approach the college application process.
How do we facilitate the foundations for connections between potential students and college students?
Help students find the right culture fit in their colleges and connections.
Use a modular system so we can easily add or remove features as the platform grows.
These are students and ambassadors who have the same interests, are applying or applied to the same colleges, or who go to nearby schools.
Students can include more personality in their CommonApp packets, or invite friends to join the FriendlyU community with a simple link.
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The experiences at FriendlyU have been unforgettable. I learned how to work closely with developers in an agile environment, and how to conduct user testing and make pivotal decisions based on the feedback. I learned the ins and outs of the educational sector both from the student and college side.
Profiles was just one of many design problems I encountered while working on FriendlyU. Interested in learning more? Let’s chat!