As a Fulbright scholar myself, I strongly believe in higher education as the solution to many of my country’s problems. I was, therefore, very excited to collaborate with the non-profit start-up Shaheen (founded by Harvard and MIT alumna) to build Pakistan’s first higher learning platform that gives students the resources and information they need to study abroad.
My UX work for Shaheen involved designing the website look and feel. The challenge was to find the simplest and most effective way to organize the immense information as we wanted users to access it in three distinct ways: by country, field and level of study. I achieved it through a visually simple layout that lets users select an entry from each of the three categories and then look up the relevant information by hitting ‘Go’.