A gesture-based job search application, addressing notorious UX pain points and providing a quick and easy way to browse through job postings and apply to them.
The Problem. Searching and applying to a job is time consuming and tedious process. Job seekers have to perform the same steps for several applications and often lose track of job applications to which they applied to.
The Solution. We designed a mobile application, Glancer, which is capable of expediting the job search and application process with the use of simple gestures. The features like bookmarks and history make this application more user-friendly.
Conducted contextual inquiry, interpretation sessions, model consolidation and affinity diagram
Paper prototypes and user testing
We started with Contextual Inquiry on applicants seeking UX Designing Job using web portals. The interviews were conducted at participants workplace. We collected field data through semi-structured interviews and observations about their work, life and search patterns to better understand the pain points.
Affinity Diagramming and Interpretation Sessions helped us to generate insights from collected data. Four major themes were discovered during this session: portal & features, applicants profile & skills, making process easier, and facilitate communication.
We created sequence and relationship models. These models provided better picture of user needs and issues faced by our participants while interacting with the system and applying to jobs. These diagrams helped us visualizing user journeys, system's functionality, boundaries, artifacts and influences, identifying user-interface requirements — as well as opportunities for further UX involvement.
I conducted several whiteboarding sessions to ideate potential solutions targeting user pain points. After our sessions we decided to concentrate on the following themes:
The major issue users faced in application process is time and repetitive process. To tackle these issues we came up with the following potential systems:
After filling all the important details about the job search, the applicant swipes the search results in order to apply or reject a job posting. When applied, the recruiter receives the candidate profile and applicant also receives notifications.
The recruiter receives a list of applicants who have applied for a certain position. The recruiter can view the applicant details and simply tap on the appropriate button to accept or reject the applicant.
I created style guides for the user interface and established typography for the high fidelity prototypes. Some of the major screens of the app are shown below.
Here is the link to the interactive prototype: Glancer
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