Education website UI design

The Client

8 Billion Minds (formally iSkillU) is a not-for-profit education platform.

My Role

The website was originally built in the early 2000s and was in crucial need of a revamp. On a pro-bono basis I overhauled the UI design, and some of the UX design. I also helped mentor a junior designre to create the new logo and marketing.

Challenges
  • Everyone working on the project on a volunteer basis
  • Back-end code outdated, so development work
Highlights
  • Working on a project that I believe in
  • Design flexibility

8 Billion Minds is a social network that focusses on skill-sharing without the exchange of money. The website was originally built in the early 2000s and was in crucial need of a revamp. Using the existing wireframes as a basis, I improved the user experience and completely redesign the interface.

This was a great project to work on, not only because I love the concept of the project, but also because it was the first time for me working as a lead designer on a complete website redesign. This didn’t come without its challenges, as the majority of people working to relaunch the site (including me) are working on a pro-bono basis, between other work.