UX / Interaction Design
UI, UX, Digital Assets
The BriefThe Credential Finder is a web-based application that allows users to search, find, and compare credential information. While fully functional, the Credential Finder is intended to serve as an inspiration for the types of custom applications that organizations, institutions, and agencies can develop. The goal for these tools is to make it easy for learners, administrators, educators, providers and employers to find and act upon the various credential opportunities available to them. Our brief was to design a site that allows these multiple audiences to see the data in action. Because each audience understands and accesses the data based on a different mental model our goal was to create a flexible tool that allowed an open exploration of the data
There are close to 1 million different credentials and countless of organizations, educational institutions and employers in the United States. The Credential Finder references a living, interconnected mesh of data based on a common description language (CTDL). Credential transparency empowers everyone looking for education and training options with the data they need to make a well-informed decision, enables employers to better evaluate the value of a credential’s ability to meet business needs, and allow organizations that service students, workers, employers and other stakeholders to provide clearer information about the value of various credentials.
Taking this complex data structure with its highly technical structure and making the content legible to the multiple audiences was the main challenge. There is no single authoritative view of the data. While credentials area good starting point, that still reflects the framing of a small portion of the intended audience.
Codename Design’s adept team uses a UI/UX design methodology that is efficient and delivers a complete package that sets up the development team for a successful implementation.
Credential Engine is looking forward to continuing our partnership with Codename Design to turn complex workflows into elegant and durable UI/UX design and development projects.
Chief Technology Services Officer, Credential Engine