Endeavor
 

Endeavor, currently mybinder.io, was a simple, efficient and unique recruiting marketplace that benefited both employers and students. 

In December 2013, Josh Inch and I were approached by co-founder, Alieu Terry, to develop the branding and user interface solutions. This included a top to bottom redesign of the entire user experience and user interface to make the service, and site more usable and intuitive.

 

 

Understanding the company

Endeavor was created to solve five basic student and employer problems.

 

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1. Transparency
More comprehensive insight than what is found on traditional job boards and resumes.

4. Academic to Professional Relevance
Connects the dots by providing an all-encompassing educational and professional note creation platform.

2. Skills Match
Administers assessments used to aid employers with the necessary information to make hiring decisions.

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5. Access to Diverse Opportunities
Provides a diverse set of opportunities around the world through our partner relationships.
 

3. Haystack Problem
A 'fit score' allows employees to focus their time and energy on the right candidates amongst a sea of applicants.

 
 

 

User Personas

During our initial redesign, our primary user focus was on students. We understood that students’ goals vary greatly and identified 4 scenarios to base our designs off of.

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Bryan
Has no particular interest. Feels obligated to find opportunities.
 

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Lindsey
Goes on site specifically to find opportunities abroad.
 

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Christine
Uses site as a networking tool.
 

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John
Interested in following friends experiences as he thinks about studying abroad.
 

 

 

Process Photos

After countless late nights working, here are some snapshots of our process in designing Endeavor.

Sketching over the original UI

Sketching over the original UI

Lots of white papers and sharpies

Lots of white papers and sharpies

Lo-fidelity mockups

Lo-fidelity mockups

What we figured out the original site map looked like

What we figured out the original site map looked like

Our plan of attack for the site design

Our plan of attack for the site design

Early stage, mid-fidelity mockups

Early stage, mid-fidelity mockups

 

Selected Screens

A few samples of the final redesign

Student Dashboard Features: overview of their application processes; event calendar; to do list; easy navigation to the rest of the site; friend activity feed; trending 

Student Dashboard
Features: overview of their application processes; event calendar; to do list; easy navigation to the rest of the site; friend activity feed; trending 

 
Student Profile Features: resume; images to represent their resume; skills; mission statement; activity; notes; SWOT connections

Student Profile
Features: resume; images to represent their resume; skills; mission statement; activity; notes; SWOT connections

 
SWOT Connections Features: ability to connect different aspects of your life to your professional goals (ex. taking a course on Haiti or doing a service trip would be a strength for an International Relations position) 

SWOT Connections
Features: ability to connect different aspects of your life to your professional goals (ex. taking a course on Haiti or doing a service trip would be a strength for an International Relations position) 

 
Notes Features: uses an Evernote API; can identify notes as a strength, weakness, opportunity, or threat for professional skills

Notes
Features: uses an Evernote API; can identify notes as a strength, weakness, opportunity, or threat for professional skills

 
Groups Features: curates groups based on your information where you can converse with similar students

Groups
Features: curates groups based on your information where you can converse with similar students

 
Pop-ups A diagram explaining how pop-ups should act throughout the platform

Pop-ups
A diagram explaining how pop-ups should act throughout the platform

 

The final product

I am currently in the middle of putting together all 90+ pages of the redesign onto an invision app for others to browse. If this is a project you are incredibly intrigued by, shoot me an email and I can send you a pdf of all of the pages.