THE POPLAR TEACHER EXPERIENCE
CHALLENGE: SUPPORT THE TEACHER EXPERIENCE
Teachers play an important role in shaping our future every day. Teaching is a rewarding experience, but it often comes with many challenges. How can technology be used to support teachers with doing what they do best - shaping meaningful educational experiences?
GOAL: Design an experience in the education space
Team: Solo concept and execution; Research team: Alberto Ishida and Lauren Argo
Advisor: Aynne Valencia-Brooks
Timeframe: 6 weeks, 2016
Skills: Concept Generation, hand Sketching, Personas, Wireframing, User Flows, User Journeys, Prototyping, UI Design
Tools: Sketch, Atomic.io
What does the education ecosystem look like?
With a research team, we created a survey and heard from 60 teachers about their experiences with teaching
We interviewed teachers to learn about challenges and successes in their current teaching experiences
We learned about the many components of this complex ecosystem and saw a big opportunity to support teachers
How might we... ?
Taking the insights from our research, we brainstormed ways to better support the teacher experience
Crafting the Poplar Experience
The Poplar landing page helps teachers understand how Poplar can help them save time and get organized.
Signing up through an existing Google or Pinterest account is fast and easy.
Customize & Browse
After completing Poplar’s easy onboarding process, teachers can see a daily set of curated lesson content that meets their teaching needs and interests.
Organize & Edit
When planning lessons, teachers can access synced documents from the Poplar Quick Picks tray and drag and drop lesson content into their class schedule.
In class, teachers use the Poplar iPad app to access daily lesson plan content and share content with the class.