As a fellow student who had to undergo many subject enrollment sessions, we are well aware of the issues facing the current SFU enrollment interface. During our examination and user testing, many issues that lead to an unpleasant user experience were due predominantly to a lack in visual hierarchy, confusing interactive elements and convoluted information representation. The motivation to improve the SFU SIS system stems from the need for students to enroll in their desired course in a timely manner with minimal hassle.
The outcome. Our redesigned interface has more efficient task processes based on the quantitative data from user testing. Participants’ insights reveal that the former interface has better intuitive aesthetics but the latter has better functionality. In combining both, we were able to reduce a significant amount of time spent on course search with our redesigns. In comparison, our prototypes took less time for users to enroll in a course.