IntroAssist Help Tool
IntroAssist is an educational tool created by Dr. Julie Hui, Ph.D. of Northwestern University’s Delta Lab as part of her dissertation studying how socio-technical systems are changing the nature of professional development in informal workplace contexts.
IntroAssist helps undergraduate students applying for jobs write better cover letters with the aid of help prompts, examples from fellow students, and mentor feedback; it answers the research question, “How can we design a system that supports community relationship development through introductory help requests?”
- “Sharon exceeded expectations in designing the education tool for university students here at Northwestern. We hired her as a freelance UX designer after being impressed with her strong online portfolio. She not only developed beautiful and functional designs, but was excellent in communicating her process and progress. She outlined all the designs and functionalities in a shared document, in which we could provide each other feedback. This consistent communication helped us reach a product design that we were very pleased with. I would highly recommend Sharon for future projects.” - Dr. Julie Hui, Ph.D.
- Worked with Dr. Hui to synthesize her dissertation research, findings, and initial wireframes into a cohesive set of user requirements for end-to-end designs.
- Using a shared document, communicated design visuals and functionality to Dr. Hui throughout multiple rounds of iteration following user testing and feedback.
- Designed high-fidelity, end-to-end designs for both the student and teacher user-type using Sketch and communicated design specifications to engineers using Google Docs and Zeplin.
user interface design
Northwestern University Segal Design Institute