Unpacking an App exercise: 1


Information Architecture:

What is included in the app?

List of tools/modules in order














First page:

  • Maps
  • Directory
  • Events
  • Emergency
  • vUWS
  • MyIT
  • Students
  • Central
  • Shuttle
  • Library
  • Help
  • Services

Second page:

  • Wellbeing
  • Careers
  • Gradlife
  • Videos
  • News
  • Residences
  • Books
  • Social
  • Food
  • Summer
  • Clubs
  • Sports

How do you think they are clustered/ organized?

events, emergency and other important links are placed on the first page, as they are probably used the most. Other than that it isn’t really that organized at all. Some possible categories getting around campus, help, study and social.

Site flow:

Site Flow

User experience (UX) flow:

User flow

User Interface (UI):

How do you describe the visual Design?

The visual design of the Western app is very simple and to the point. It offers everything in 2 clustered pages and nothing is really categorized.

Does it match the university’s brand image?

Yes it matches the university’s brand image.

What improvements could be made?

The 2 pages could quite possibly be cleaned up and categorised to fit 1 single page Other than doing something like that I can’t really see any other room for improvement. It does what it sets out to do, provide students with information which they might need.


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