A media client with over 6000 employees needed a HR portal, a “one stop place for all HR colleagues and employees”.
It was a one line brief, and my task was to uncover what issues the portal could address and propose a potential solution. I found out the organisation had 18 websites managed by 8 HR departments and 4 main user groups with different goals. We had to look beyond the scope in the project brief, in order to solve the problem really well.
- Interviewed 19 stakeholders and users to find out why there is a need for a new platform and what problems the new portal needs to address
- Synthesised research through affinity mapping, mental models and captured the big picture along with potential ways we can address the problems
- Identified a more user friendly way of organising the information and proposed an IA direction
- Proposed a 3 phase solution to address user needs
- Prepared a presentation to reflect back research findings to stakeholders in a clear, structured way
- Designed low fidelity wireframes for the proposal
I was the lead UX Researcher, with support from a Junior Researcher and a Creative Director.
The research findings received very positive response from project stakeholders. It brought up buried issues and gave a zoomed out view on touch-points and systems that contribute to the issues employees and HR colleagues face.
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