A portal for one of Australia's leading research universities and scientific research giant CSIRO, providing a mobile-first experience for students and a flexible data export platform for faculty and staff.
We worked with UNSW + CSIRO to create a platform that streamlines PhD applications whilst still ensuring all applicants meets the programs strict eligibility criteria.
Using design research to improve applicant eligibility
Working closely with UNSW, CSIRO and PhD candidates, we used stakeholder workshops and design research to identity the best ways to improve applicant eligibility while also keeping the online application process simple and easy to use.
We developed a number of prototypes to test the user journey for applicants and to ensure that the solution design addressed all the requirements of the project. The resulting design focussed on a guided application process that balanced the need to collect user data with an accessible and supported form experience.
A vibrant new-look for the UNSW + CSIRO Industry PhD
Adhering to UNSW’s style guide, we created an eye catching design that delivered all required information whilst maintaining the prestigious position of the PhD program. The look and feel of the website was informed by a content-first design process and the new design was developed so that mobile and desktop users receive a first-class web experience.
Easy data export for University admins
User data was easy to browse for University admins within the backend interface of the portal and a simple Excel compatible CSV download was also developed for sharing between program stakeholders. Providing a simple export allowed program stakeholders to share just the right data with different faculties and industry partners, minising double-handling and messy manual data wrangling.