TeachConnect

TeachConnect is a free service for Queensland teachers. The online platform allows pre-service, current and experienced teachers to share their experiences and knowledge with each other. It also helps University graduates transition into the teaching community.

Universities part of the TeachConnect community include:

  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Griffith University
  • University of Queensland (UQ)
  • James Cook University (JCU)
  • University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
  • Central Queensland University (CQU).

How We Delivered Value

The Hunted Hive created a friendly and social brand package for TeachConnect. Part of the challenge was to take the ‘fluff’ out of the online platform and really portray it to project it as ‘Teacher owned.’

Our talented UX and UI designer created a clean aesthetic that still retained the fun elements of learning but portrayed wisdom and maintained professionalism.

The team improved end user experience (UX design) by making the system simpler to use by using functional designs that Teachers were already familiar, for example: we designed the ‘chat’ area to function similar to most chat areas with features they used in their day-to-day lives.

TeachConnect has achieved great success. The platform was officially launched by the Minister for Education Kate Jones (Qld) on the 29th of October, 2015. Since then, the platform has featured in blog posts on the ‘Set Up’ website and was mentioned in the Queensland based newspaper, the Courier Mail. 

 

Our Role

Our primary roles included:

  • Creating the branding and designing a company logo that accurately represented the company and what they company do.
  • Designing the public facing homepage.
  • Undertaking UX design audit of humhub and providing suggest improvements from the results.
  • Implementing UX changes and updating the design to a humhub system.

“The Hunted Hive did a great job providing the branding, design and user interface (UI design) for our statewide website for teachers. I was particularly impressed by their design approach. The team spent time to understand our needs and produced something that surprised us. We were impressed with how well the design fit as it matched the look and feel we were hoping for. The team was accurate in their time estimates and reliable in delivering what they talked about. We'll be sure to use them again for future projects.”

- Dr Nick Kelly, University of Southern Queensland and Queensland University of Technology.

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