The educational platform YouTute allows users to enhance their learning by making connections from one video to another. YouTute was designed and developed by Professor John Lee at the University of Edinburgh to offer an enriched interaction with videos that allows students to leverage their vicarious learning experience through the creation of new learning resources. YouTute is much like its sister website the video sharing website YouTube. However, unlike Youtube, YouTute focuses on delivering to its audience ”tutes,” short tutorial-like sessions, to students.
During my time at the University of Edinburgh, I redesigned YouTute’s innovative way of enriching one’s online educational experience to minimize the level of distraction users have when engaging with the system. I proposed a new paradigm to increase the overall usability of YouTute. I went through the Design Thinking process, first performing a Heuristic Evaluation, then creating prototypes of varying fidelity, and finally user testing.
Low-Fidelity Prototype: https://invis.io/7H7Q8DC69
Final Research Paper: https://puu.sh/tdUYj/f850f3a79e.pdf