To create a design proposal for a completely new UPSers portal.
UI / UX Designer
Technology agnostic. Desktop view focused, mobile second.
We interviewed 6 UPS Content Authors (4 from the U.S. and 2 international authors) to gather their input about the current structure of the portal and the inner workings of the CMS. Learning about their experience was necessary to develop an all-inclusive portal experience for both authors and readers.
- “(CMS) it’s big and cumbersome.”
- “so many things to nitpick”.
- “I’m comfortable.”
- “… the whole technical side is foreign to me”.
- “(There’s) no room to be creative”.
- Authors do their own researching, writing, editing, and publishing.
- Copy/paste text from Microsoft Word to the CMS before publishing.
- Manage to create and edit several articles at the same time.
- The platform should work more like an image or word program (like Wordpress, InDesign, etc.).
- It’s difficult to edit the visual style of the articles and adding media.
- There is a need for an onboarding process for newcomers.
- The platform has gotten better, but there is a lot of room for improvement.
- The publishing platform requires a long time to learn and to get used to.
- Frustration when learning to use the platform.
- The authoring process should be simple.
The objective for this research effort was to gather general impressions about UPSers.com, top needs and top pain points. We send a survey to 611 participants (288 in management positions and 323 in non-management positions).
This survey was divided into two efforts, first to 421 participants in the U. S. and then 190 participants around the world (limited to three languages due to time-constraints).
Level of satisfaction with UPSers.com is acceptable, although there are areas that frustrate users.
There is a need for customization of quick links as well as types of news, images and stories that users want to see.
Users would like to have easier access to more information like company directories, policies, and retirement plans.
UPSers want access to relevant and up to date content, in their language, and personalized to their job role.
- Search performance
- Login process and password reset
We made a card-sorting exercise where we were looking to understand how UPSers group topics together. This exercise was applied to 217 participants based in the U. S.
We used Userzoom to gather the results and to create a dendogram.
The average number of categories created by users was 6, the maximum was 8.
- Departments, regions, and business units
- Company – About UPS
- Human Resources –HR
- Help and Support
- Human Resources (some topics)
- Help and Support
We performed high-level user tests to 6 U. S. based employees.
The favored navigation model was the Consolidated menu and it was approved by our client.
The mockups were presented in a clickable prototype in the platform Invision (available only for the client).