Work Monash Alexandria

Deliverables
  • User experience design
  • User interface design
  • Front-end development and testing
Overview

Alexandria is an educational resource repository to facilitate authoring, sharing, discovery and publishing of high-quality, interactive, media-rich learning modules and eBooks. Icon was engaged by Monash University to overhaul the user experience and interface, and provide a new front-end code base.

 
Background

EASY CONTENT ACCESS FROM ANY DEVICE TYPE

The Alexandria interface needed to work well across desktop, tablets and mobiles; and the design needed to be simple, fluid, and focussed on content rather than a flashy interface. By using a sophisticated responsive grid and intuitive design language we were able to create a user experience that's easy to navigate and built for scale.

Challenges

EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION

Alexandria's backend had already been built by Monash University's in-house team, and a beta product was already designed and in use. Rather than starting with a clean slate our design team needed to build on the solid foundations already in place. Our challenge was to reimagine and redevelop a world-class user experience. Placing the end user front-of-mind ensured every decision we made was based on need and function rather than form alone.

Solution

A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATIONAL REPOSITORY BUILT FOR SCALE

By working closely with Alexandria's management and developer teams we were able to translate their vision into a real-word outcome. The platform now has over 300 authors and 7,000 education modules, and is being used by over 22,000 users to access high-quality, interactive, media-rich learning modules and eBooks.