A Hack for LA Project

Jobs for Hope

IA & Responsive Web Design



The Brief

Web design and information architecture to improve usability and job search experience of skilled community members seeking "a paycheck with purpose".

In 2017, LA County voters passed Measure H, creating a new sales tax to support homelessness prevention and support services. Measure H funding has created over 1,000 jobs at government and nonprofit agencies working to end homelessness. To help fill the new vacancies across the region, the LA County Homeless Initiative launched a job search portal and the Hack for LA team is working on an open-source solution that can be shared beyond the Los Angeles County municipality.

Los Angeles Homeless Initiative logo

THE CHALLENGE

Address the inconsistency and usability issues currently present on the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative's 'Jobs' section.

THE SOLUTION

Uncover usability opportunities on the website and simplify the job search process for skilled individuals looking to make a difference.


THE PROCESS

In this project, I was able to complete the UX process through Step 4 and have handed off the wireframes to our team of developers for preliminary builds. As we are operating in an agile framework, reiterations are expected as we further determine build-limitations from backend development.


Step 1: RESEARCH

Step 2: DESIGN

Step 3: PROTOTYPE

Step 4: TEST

Step 5: ITERATE

My Roles

C&C analysis, heuristic analysis, high-fidelity InvisionApp prototype, pitch deck

Conditions

2-week design sprint

Tools

Sketch, Invision, Illustrator, Google Slides, whiteboard, markers, Post-It notes



Development  

Our final prototype has been handed-off to development! The design is mobile-responsive, so you can view our ongoing efforts through the mobile viewport below or in-browser here.