Skillery MVP

Client

Skillery

 

Team setup

Solo designer working directly with a founder

 

Capabilities

Product planning, Rapid prototyping, UI design, UX design

 

Tools

Figma, Paper sketching

Challenge

Large companies are struggling with training their personnel. Whether it’s a chain of gas stations, a large manufacturer, or a supermarket, training new hires and updating current employees is a major challenge. Most software solutions in this space offer poor user experience, making employees disengaged. They often feel that learning something new is a boring chore. In-person training is better in the short run, but unfortunately, teachers become also disengaged over time because of the repetitiveness of the job. Last but not least, other training platforms don’t teach the user how to learn, and don’t help students periodically repeat the things they’ve learned. This makes the learning process much less efficient.

I’ve been approached by the start-up founder to come up with a mobile app design that creates a simple, engaging, and friendly experience for workers that need to learn new skills on the job. 

 

Summary

Skillery is hoping to revolutionize on-the-job training with a new system of web and mobile apps. It uses a proprietary algorithm that determines how well a student has learned a lesson and periodically helps them repeat and remember things they’ve learned. It also prevents students from cramming, which has a significant negative impact on memorization. The app needed to be as simple as possible so it can be used by people of any level of technical proficiency.

Final prototype

A few insights

Homepage

To keep things simple, the app is centered around a single page that lists ongoing and available courses. The first carousel slide holds dynamic content that prompts users to periodically repeat things they’ve learned or to continue where they left off. The layout is designed to fit a small number of ongoing courses because users get discouraged if they see a long list of things they need to learn.

Memorization
coefficient

While following a course, users are presented with a bar chart that shows how much of the course they can remember, how much is fading away, and how much is probably almost forgotten. This is determined using a proprietary algorithm.

Mini-testing

To help keep users engaged and learn better, the video lessons are divided into sections. After each section, the user is required to take a mini-test that validates if they understood it. If they can’t pass the test, they’re prompted to review that section.

Login with
no password

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a login without a password. Why? Due to privacy issues, we needed to keep user data anonymous to us. Sharing employee data is a major security issue and presents a lot of legal hurdles. To work around this issue, we came up with the idea of assigning an ID to every user. Because this ID is communicated to the employee privately and securely, it can be used to log in.

Snapshots

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