Mockup of the homepage for Altitude

Altitude career mentorship

Altitude is a career mentorship web app, focused on making it easier for students to find the right fit in a mentor, as well as get the resources they need to start their career.

Tools Used

Timeline

My Role

July 2019

Sketch
Marvel
‍Adobe Illustrator

Self-directed project
Product designer (individual project)

Client

This prototype is the flow for getting a mentor through the app

The Challenge

Students have a hard time connecting with mentors outside of their Immediate network.

How might we get them connected with people in their dream career field while not increasing the amount of stress involved?

What do users need from a mentorship platform?

The main starting point for this project was card sorting with the core demographic (students aged 16- 24) and usability testing of existing competitors.  
Users of mentorship sites fall into two distinct categories: mentor and mentee.

This journey map pictured below is for the path to finding a mentor, using existing competitors to identify design & experience opportunities.

The mentorship journey

Mentorship site structure

The final prototype is based on 3 different user flows to guide the experience. The web app was designed around two key experiences, the mentor's and the mentee's, which form different initial on-boarding pathways.
Finding a mentor
Mentor Search Flow

Wireframing and prototyping

The web-app went through several stages of wire framing and prototyping. During this process, screens were added and eliminated based on revisions to user flows and additional research.

For instance, an integration with external video systems (e.g. Hangouts) was added, rather than building out a system just for the app.

High-fidelity screens

The end product for Altitude is a web app. Below are some selected final screens from the app, from the mentee sign-up flow.
Home page UIMentor selection UI
Mentor matching tailored to personal goals
Mentor payment UI
Easy searching for mentors across a range of different criteria, with no commitments upfront
Payment UI
Straightforward form flows to get to the first session quicker

Challenges

Key takeaways

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