Teach For America
Teach For America came to Blue State looking for solutions to several challenges. A large nation-wide nonprofit organization, TFA’s ethos is to improve educational disparity by mobilizing recent graduates to teach in one of over 50 high-need areas across the U.S. Every year, they evaluate 56,000 applicants and then prepare around 3,000 corps members for their first year of teaching — but this application process and training was made difficult by the fact that every year, corps members, applicants, and TFA staff had to find their way around a very fragmented online experience, spread across multiple platforms and not integrated at all.
Designing an integrated experience
The first experience that a potential corps member was likely to have with TFA was visiting the public site and signing up to start an online application to be considered for a place in the corps. The public site and the logged-in application site were hosted on two different platforms — and other than the moment when public site visitors were sent over to begin their application, the two sites felt completely unrelated.
Senior Designer in a team of other designers and UX designers.