MATCHUP

PROJECT BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW

MATCHUP is a mobile app that matches incoming freshmen or transfer students to upperclassmen from the same school in order to form a mentee/mentor relationship.

CHALLENGES

MATCHUP should be user friendly for incoming students and upperclassmen. There should be a distinction between searching for a mentor compared to searching for a mentee. In order to be a mentor, some sort of validation should be made. Students can only be matched with people from the same school. MATCHUP should be seen as a casual networking app.

STYLE GUIDE

CONTENT ARCHITECTURE

In order to respond to the challenge, I created 3 nav options: home, messages, and profile.

ONBOADING

Users must select which institution they are a part of. This verifies if their school is partnered with MATCHUP

Users must verify whether they are an actual student at given institution by providing their school email. This prevent other people not from given institution to create an account.

Users can choose whether they wish to be a mentor or a mentee.

A user can only be a mentor if they have been at given insitution for 1+ years.

PROFILE CREATION

Users create a profile by providing their name and a password. They already provided their email earlier.

Users provide additional information, like their school year, major, and other interests to help the matching process.

FINDING A MENTOR OR MENTEE

Users can filter other students by choosing whether they are looking for a mentor or mentee or what their interests are.

When they tap on another user, they are shown that user's profile where they can message them.

Messaging allows them to commmunicate where to meet and other advice.

USER'S PROFILE AND MESSAGES FEATURE

A User's profile is the same as any other user, sans messaging icon.

Users can view all active message threads with other users.

USER FLOWS: MENTOR AND MENTEE

I created two user flows for both mentor and mentee.

MENTOR USER FLOW

MENTEE USER FLOW

INTERACTIVE PROTOTYPE