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Developing New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages8vdqw9bf4b6oxmr9d30tfqq3m0y4bhxaDeveloping New Tech Projects, Part 2: Test Pages

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(Check out part one of this project here! )5o7g4qq17fzxcpp84nj01zp39zueimke

Training Resources Landing Page

We’re getting closer to launching our webpage for nonprofit learning resources, designed for anyone concerned with using and making decisions about technology for social change. We appreciate all who shared helpful feedback on our digital page mock-ups. Now, we’ve brought these mock-ups to life in a demo page that hosts click-able and interactive test pages.9lz5j1en1h7bhgi9zi6easliaiem8od8

Sharable and adaptable resourcescm43fs15qedjstuk2zy50gjto5yft0tv

These nonprofit resources are designed for people to learn and teach with, so we’re uploading them in various file formats (PDF’s, editable tables, templates, and slide shows). We talk a lot about “living documents” at Aspiration— files that continue to change and develop as we use them and as our needs change. 1as858s4z7mfm8mzg461g60tdll7tzykWe hope that this adaptability encourages people to make these files their own, and better yet, re-share the materials back to an open knowledge community.ehb15k7j2yrcn0ido3kgj8kecar57opc

Working in a user-centered ecosystemhizh1ttkrwf4gvd7a3dpsw0pqfcha1oh

Collage of Mock-up iterations

We would love for you to be the first to explore these new pages and processes online. Intuitiveness and usability are vital to this one-stop-shop for nonprofit resources. These qualities can only be tested by actual users. We’ve been aspiring to design a page that is informed by the the user’s eyes and expectations, rather than our organization’s assumptions or an internal ‘vision’.ez8r47ammvps3vmi19yev8wheuw5gm2k

This process of user-centered design starts long before going into web development. From hand-drawn paper prototypes, to digital design, and finally to functional webpages, input and inspiration from potential users is the constant presence in our model of tech development. Like the resources themselves, we hope to continue “hacking” the learning resources pages as new user needs and insights come up.
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Be the first to test our pagesnrg46enjwz1aysaj914wkiepwkovw8c9

The test pages hosted on the demo reflect weeks of user input and feedback. We hope that continued testing brings us closer to an optimal user experience.dda84xfqsc7vd4nv597zpcmmk80hdqpg

If you’re interested in being one of our test drivers, visit our test page. Please get in touch to let us know what works and what sucks. Be candid, we’d love to hear from you.k5c5tu5nf1w4eoilbk386z727u8y92kj

Click Here For Nonprofit Learning Resources Test Page02awmb5yekkj43cckbk5gxuqbyigwo5m

Here are a few questions we’re curious about:33fuh2ahl0qayzponsue7la2pmksg14a

1. Does the slide show viewer at the center of the page take up too much room? Is it something that you would actually use?6gequj15ek3xegyy0bt1z3cexemtsgno

2. Are there too many links to resources? Are the different versions clear and easily accessible?xpt5f3tobs2lxg7m8p0eymmsz93qa90y

3. Do the resource descriptions clearly indicate what you are clicking on?obz8wu66r4kwei062rxbmfgsygeq4vdj

4. Was the webinar link easy to find?yuo8ce6ri6tf2qfyuiukivotl2c7hvs6

We’re very thankful for everyone who has given us feedback so far, and look forward to hearing more!pdp2ia6keuas7ofiv891yzx6uvcfmrw1

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(Check out part one of this project here! )

Training Resources Landing Page

We’re getting closer to launching our webpage for nonprofit learning resources, designed for anyone concerned with using and making decisions about technology for social change. We appreciate all who shared helpful feedback on our digital page mock-ups. Now, we’ve brought these mock-ups to life in a demo page that hosts click-able and interactive test pages.

Sharable and adaptable resources

These nonprofit resources are designed for people to learn and teach with, so we’re uploading them in various file formats (PDF’s, editable tables, templates, and slide shows). We talk a lot about “living documents” at Aspiration— files that continue to change and develop as we use them and as our needs change. We hope that this adaptability encourages people to make these files their own, and better yet, re-share the materials back to an open knowledge community.

Working in a user-centered ecosystem

Collage of Mock-up iterations

We would love for you to be the first to explore these new pages and processes online. Intuitiveness and usability are vital to this one-stop-shop for nonprofit resources. These qualities can only be tested by actual users. We’ve been aspiring to design a page that is informed by the the user’s eyes and expectations, rather than our organization’s assumptions or an internal ‘vision’.

This process of user-centered design starts long before going into web development. From hand-drawn paper prototypes, to digital design, and finally to functional webpages, input and inspiration from potential users is the constant presence in our model of tech development. Like the resources themselves, we hope to continue “hacking” the learning resources pages as new user needs and insights come up.

Be the first to test our pages

The test pages hosted on the demo reflect weeks of user input and feedback. We hope that continued testing brings us closer to an optimal user experience.

If you’re interested in being one of our test drivers, visit our test page. Please get in touch to let us know what works and what sucks. Be candid, we’d love to hear from you.

Click Here For Nonprofit Learning Resources Test Page

Here are a few questions we’re curious about:

1. Does the slide show viewer at the center of the page take up too much room? Is it something that you would actually use?

2. Are there too many links to resources? Are the different versions clear and easily accessible?

3. Do the resource descriptions clearly indicate what you are clicking on?

4. Was the webinar link easy to find?

We’re very thankful for everyone who has given us feedback so far, and look forward to hearing more!



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