Front End / UX Design / UI Design
ProtoLab @ Carnegie Mellon University
7 - 8 / 2015
Groups often face difficulty reaching consensus. For complex decisions with multiple latent criteria, discourse alone may impede groups from pinpointing fundamental disagreements. To help support a consensus building process, we created ConsensUs, a novel web application that help make decisions through a shared decision matrix and highlights disagreements in comparative decisions.
In this project, I worked with one partner (Ming Yang) and the advisor Prof. Steven Dow in Protolab, HCII @ CMU. We designed and then implemented this tool in 6 weeks, during which we conducted competitive analysis, making functional prototypes, wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes, and finally implemented by using Meteor.js frame and MongoDB when I contributed 90% of the code.
The first prototyping version was created by Google Sheet. Every participant can evaluate different mensions for the decision. They can also set the weight for each factor. The result page will show the average of the score, so as to help the group to make a decision.
Through #piloting, we found that the approach of shared evaluation matrix did help the users.