David Lacy
Developer + Designer in Atlanta
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Georgia Tech Dining: Meal Plan UI

In Fall 2016, Georgia Tech's Department of Dining Services wanted to introduce a new Student Meal Plan application that felt modern, fast and responsive.

My Task: Oversee all UX & UI development of this new application and deliver an experience that resonates with Georgia Tech's visual identity.

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Balsamiq, Bootstrap, Kendo UI, PS, Illustrator, .NET, MVC 

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UX: Student Currency

UX: Student Currency

While simple in theory, declining balances in higher education are inherently convoluted. To tackle this user experience issue, I thought, "What else revolves around money and confusion? TAXES!" I began analyzing popular tax programs and their methods of explaining complex ideas and processes.

Break it down. Step by step.

Break it down. Step by step.

I made the introductory screen (pre-authentication) explain the basic transaction process in 3 steps. After a user's first experience, they tend to bypass the introductory screens and proceed directly to their destination, so I placed the primary call-to-action near the top of the page.

UI Design

UI Design

Student meal plans can be whittled down to three separate declining balances. For the user interface, I emulated popular point-of-sale applications, so users would have an immediate sense of familiarity.

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My UI design is currently being used at Georgia Tech.

My UI design is currently being used at Georgia Tech.

A Georgia Tech account is required to view the Meal Plan application at mealplan.gatech.edu