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Starjob

Starjob

Web Design

Web Design

The problem:


Immigrants and college students with no work experience lack a place to jumpstart their careers, find a mentor, and land their first job.

The problem:


Immigrants and college students with no work experience lack a place to jumpstart their careers, find a mentor, and land their first job.

Starjob is the go-to platform for first-gen immigrants and college graduates, offering career mentorship, cultural integration tips, and job opportunities. Fuel your career growth with expert guidance and valuable resources for success.

Starjob is the go-to platform for first-gen immigrants and college graduates, offering career mentorship, cultural integration tips, and job opportunities. Fuel your career growth with expert guidance and valuable resources for success.

Starjob is the go-to platform for first-gen immigrants and college graduates, offering career mentorship, cultural integration tips, and job opportunities. Fuel your career growth with expert guidance and valuable resources for success.

Conducted user research, and usability testing to understand and verify painpoints users were having.

Conducted user research, and usability testing to understand and verify painpoints users were having.

Designed platform assets, from zero to one; using an agile, scrappy process to iterate constantly.

Designed platform assets, from zero to one; using an agile, scrappy process to iterate constantly.

Sole designer using Figma.

Sole designer using Figma.

Contribution

Contribution

Research, Branding, UX/UI Design, Prototypes.

Research, Branding, UX/UI Design, Prototypes.

Duration

Duration

3 months

3 months

The project

The project
The project

The goal

Design an app that will:


  • Personalized Experience: Develop functionalities that allow users to customize their experience based on their career interests, skills, and cultural backgrounds, enhancing relevance and engagement.

     

  • Enhanced Job Search: Optimize the job search process by integrating advanced filtering options, job matching algorithms, and notifications to help users discover relevant job opportunities efficiently.


  • Cultural Integration Support: Offer resources and guidance tailored to the needs of first-gen immigrants, including cultural integration tips, networking events, and community forums to foster a sense of belonging and support.


  • Professional Development Resources: Provide tools and services such as resume building, portfolio creation, interview preparation, and feedback mechanisms to empower users in their career advancement endeavors.

The goal

Design an app that will:


  • Create an emotional connection between users and their memories and between users and the stories shared by others, enhancing the overall user experience.


  • Maintaining a consistent visual identity and branding throughout the app to build trust and recognition among users.


  • Ensuring that information, data, and educational content are presented in a clear and organized manner to prevent information overload and assist users in making informed decisions.

Impact

Users shared that the app made them feel confident applying to job offers. One quote from peer feedback was that “Starjob app makes me feel secure and positive from start to that I’m qualified for what I love to do.”

Impact

Users shared that the app made them feel confident applying to job offers. One quote from peer feedback was that “Starjob app makes me feel secure and positive from start to that I’m qualified for what I love to do.”

Impact

Users shared that the app made them feel confident applying to job offers. One quote from peer feedback was that “Starjob app makes me feel secure and positive from start to that I’m qualified for what I love to do.”

What I learned

While designing the Starjob app, I learned how important it is to create all screen sizes to have the best experience for the users.

What I learned

While designing the Starjob app, I learned how important it is to create all screen sizes to have the best experience for the users.

What I learned

While designing the Starjob app, I learned how important it is to create all screen sizes to have the best experience for the users.

Understanding
the user

Understanding
the user
Understanding
the user

I conducted user interviews where most interview participants reported feeling overwhelmed looking for a job and anxious because they were not sure how the process works in their new country. The feedback received through research made it very clear that users would be open to having a mentor to help them feel integrated into the culture and guide them to find a job with an easy-to-use tool.

I conducted user interviews where most interview participants reported feeling overwhelmed looking for a job and anxious because they were not sure how the process works in their new country. The feedback received through research made it very clear that users would be open to having a mentor to help them feel integrated into the culture and guide them to find a job with an easy-to-use tool.

Pain Points

  • Cultural Barriers: First-gen immigrants may face cultural barriers or language differences within the platform, hindering their ability to fully engage with the available resources and mentorship opportunities.


  • Limited Mentor Availability: Users may find it challenging to connect with mentors in their desired career fields due to limited availability or a mismatch between mentor expertise and user needs.


  • Limited Feedback on Profiles: Users may receive insufficient or generic feedback on their resumes, portfolios, and interview performance, making it challenging for them to identify areas for improvement and enhance their job prospects.

Pain Points

  • Users lacked comprehensive educational materials to build a foundation in trading, leaving them uncertain about market dynamics and strategies.


  • Many users found existing trading platforms too complex, leading to confusion and frustration, especially for beginners attempting to navigate the intricacies of buying and selling financial instruments.


  • Beginner traders found it challenging to practice without risking real money, which impeded their ability to fine-tune strategies and build confidence before entering the actual trading arena.

Chloé is a first-generation immigrant who needs to find a new job because she recently moved to the country.

Chloé is a first-generation immigrant who needs to find a new job because she recently moved to the country.

Jamal is a student who needs guidance to find a job because he feels insecure about his work experience.

Jamal is a student who needs guidance to find a job because he feels insecure about his work experience.

Competitive Audit

Competitive Audit
Competitive Audit

A review of several competing companies helped identify areas where the Starjob website can improve and opportunities to explore further.

A review of several competing companies helped identify areas where the Starjob website can improve and opportunities to explore further.

Design Process

Design Process
Design Process

Iterating through paper drafts for each screen of the Starjob app ensured that the elements incorporated into the digital wireframes were thoughtfully designed to address user needs effectively. In the home screen design, priority was given to providing clear visibility of available mentorship opportunities and job listings, while also encouraging users to explore additional resources and guidance for career advancement.

Iterating through paper drafts for each screen of the Starjob app ensured that the elements incorporated into the digital wireframes were thoughtfully designed to address user needs effectively. In the home screen design, priority was given to providing clear visibility of available mentorship opportunities and job listings, while also encouraging users to explore additional resources and guidance for career advancement.

Usability Testing

Usability Testing
Usability Testing

Users appreciated Starjob user-friendly interface, emotional support, and potential for both career advancement and cultural integration. The findings also pointed out areas for improvement, especially in terms of streamlining the platform, enhancing accessibility, and introducing additional features to elevate user satisfaction and engagement.

Redefining the Design

Redefining the Design
Redefining the Design

Accessibility
Considerations

Accessibility
Considerations
Accessibility
Considerations
  • Ensure that all elements and functionalities within the Starjob platform are compatible with screen readers, allowing visually impaired users to access and navigate the website effectively.


  • Implement keyboard navigation functionalities to enable users who rely on keyboard inputs to navigate through the platform seamlessly without relying solely on mouse interactions.


  • Provide descriptive alt text for images and multimedia content to assist users who rely on screen readers or have visual impairments in understanding the context and purpose of visual elements throughout the platform.

Next Steps

Next Steps
Next Steps
  • Conduct research on how successful the app is in reaching the goal.


  • Add more educational and guidance resources for users looking for jobs and to prepare them for future interviews.

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Nicolas Sanabria ©️ 2024

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Say hey! 👋

nicksanota@gmail.com

Nicolas Sanabria ©️ 2024