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(Check out part one of this project here! )865b7oqoakmxea732jzev5uxmhamg8ke

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.607t2pr2fpczfki345tg7qf7cz109kg6

Sharable and adaptable resourcesajc9xye2lm0pqyuw6m36ewdiqllbbvxb

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. 60mj1cv4ylsxdyl8ybpd089ae0o0izseWe 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.rj9he3i550go7uyjjshm8ep3b68u3b9k

Working in a user-centered ecosystem2eik5aurg44qtts9htn74ojmor71cah4

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’.mg0jbzz1j0eaka353qlr6q925qm2z4sb

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 pagesyh3uotebqwr9mu8jcatqjeuvtdiv55et

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.t65no4t8box654mf3rp54geyr2ntjvn3

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.943whmt2t7l3vjy7c07kffkmwpfc7087

Click Here For Nonprofit Learning Resources Test Pagevm8cdvyki4qcoft0fiztn30fauhnsu7d

Here are a few questions we’re curious about:rqwdxqekqhyfikm4ft8d9sglcelgtq9a

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?1nawkzg7xuxcqfsidmbbcs3wxmi80mvs

2. Are there too many links to resources? Are the different versions clear and easily accessible?p1pvjbn2aqelr94lw6zr069gy3bqqan5

3. Do the resource descriptions clearly indicate what you are clicking on?9fqu5f6cxevinhdeq7ssoqz0txlhy4my

4. Was the webinar link easy to find?5mtwolu7ocn70n26vqi7ex1wf8urxv4t

We’re very thankful for everyone who has given us feedback so far, and look forward to hearing more!4qkcawur67mgphmpwwncel01ux45gxsa

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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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