We recently launched a home for the dscout researcher web app. The app had always lacked a home. Researchers would log in and arrive at their last seen project, and first time researchers would arrive at an empty first project, which was a confusing onboarding experience.
I was lead designer and Scrum Master on providing a home and an improved project page experience for researchers.
- Provide a home for the dscout web app.
- Redesign the project page with upgrated it the v4 API and new design system.
- Provide a better onboarding experience for researchers.
- Provide a useful project page.
The new home
Now dscout has a home page dedicated to housing researcher projects. Under “All projects” researchers see a combination of “My Projects” and “Shared with Me”, so they have access to projects created by them or shared with them.
On the left sidebar, there is a dedicated call to action to create a new project.
The right sidebar has account and help items: a link to account settings, the researcher’s dscout contact (their dscout research advisor), the researcher’s account owner, and help docs and help chat links.