Before the development even started the MPC team had three workshop meetings with Bored Teachers that lasted for a week. The workshops were conducted using the design thinking method. The main objective of these meetings was to go through the resources, evaluate the project goals, prioritize MVP release, choose a technological solution, and estimate the time for development.
Firstly, the users’ behavior had to be identified, therefore a survey with actual users of the current website has been conducted to determine their needs. Secondly, the path of an average user has been checked to see how they operate. Additionally, user story mapping has been used to dissect the tasks into workable chunks to prioritize them towards MVP delivery. Bored Teachers have been putting smiles on the faces of the fellow teachers for a while now. They built a strong user base with over 2 million followers on their Facebook fanpage! However, the time for change has come and the decision has been made.
During the workshops, the team discussed the design and functionality of the website, along with the previously mentioned requirements of Bored Teachers and the solutions that the team has prepared.
Most of the Bored Teachers website traffic comes from mobile phones, therefore the first thing to do was to start working on the overhaul of the mobile version. Our development team went through creating a new menu that allows the users to easily navigate the entire website, to creation of new designs, subpages, and animations. What has been done, was not only giving the website a breath of fresh air in terms of design but also, when it comes to technology, conducting complete scrapping of their current platform and rebuilding it from scratch.