Discussion Feature Iteration
Discussion helps students visualize the key elements of an issue and quickly identify opposing points of view on the matter. The discussion feature is planned to be added to the official OLC website
Evaluated the current blog/discussion design trends
I started the process by conducting secondary research on the common discussion/comment design trends from Reddit, Medium, etc. Based on the gathered information, I revised categories and content displayed on the IQD's pages.
Identify website bugs
Because the MVP environment contained bugs that needed to be fixed, I was in charge of the Discussion feature to note down bugs and propose ways to fix it. Since Discussion feature will be integrated in the second phase, I used this as a template so any new features similar to Discussion coming out, we will save time to fix it.
I conducted pilot studies with SFU staff and students to fine-tune features and the usability. The pilot study helps identify how targeted users can adapt and get familiar with the website, aiming to make the website a one-stop destination for blogs and stories from SFU students.