Knowledge Sharing Platform - Lix
Ideation | Research | Design Thinking | Concept Development | User Journey | UI | UX | Prototyping | Testing
This project is done in a team of five people in Business Academy Aarhus, Top Up program – Digital Concept Development – Diana Kichukova, Zofia Morawska, Laura Birzniece, Denis Muntianu and me.
Lix is a desktop app for using e-books that aims to ease the studying process. The company came to us with the task to propose smarter ways of further developing the app to help students with some of greatest struggles they have using study materials.
Status of the project
Presented on a concept level
After the initials research, our team found the need students have to use additional materials than books for getting results when studying. Frustration coming from the use of e-books was the other strong moment in their study time. Based on the information gathered, our team created a concept that addresses those two directions.
First improvement we offer is a book overview before opening a certain e-book to deal with frustration of not not having a good overview of the book chapters as well as the lacking information how long does it take to read them.
The overview presented here shows the length of every chapter in pages and the time estimation for reading it. It also gives a visual representation of how big is the chapter comparing to the whole book (the lilac area). Marked area is interactive and the student enters the chapter by clicking on it instead of searching through a long table of contents.
Once the user enters the chapter, there is chapter progress bar that shows how far are they in the reading of this particular chapter, how much pages are left and how much minutes are left to finish it. The users is able to create highlights in different colors.
If the side bar on the right (the blue button) is clicked, a section with personal notes for this page is opened. This section can contain not only own written notes but also links to external sources, videos and photos.
Since a research showed that students understand study material better when they help each other, a sharing mode of the interface was created. The toggle in the left upper corner allows the user to change the mode of the app – from personal, to shared. Shared mode allows other students from their class to access and see all the highlights and notes a person has in their Notes section.