Resume Builder Redesign

Sloppy, non-intuitive layout is revamped into an easy-to-use product via UI and visual design best practices.

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Vision Over Details

Wireframing first lets me iterate fast on feedback and take a step back to focus first on layout, use cases, and other foundational concepts.

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Enhanced hierarchy, readability, and findability

Multiple equal columns confuse, but a "two-thirds, one-third" layout gives the user a focus. The Interaction Design Foundation calls it choosing what's "center stage."

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Low scope and minimalist by design

A PDF embed, an accordion list, and some text. The UI is minimalist and not doing anything complicated or unconventional. I live by Steve Krug's “Don’t Make Me Think” mentality.

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Immediate, automated, live feedback cuts unnecessary contact shifting

When users wanted to see their progress they'd, generate and download a PDF. Today, it updates live as they change it.

Original Webpage
2+ min
to generate and download the PDF
Original Webpage
11 sec
to open the PDF document
~1 sec
and zero contact shifting
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Closed accordions allow for progressive disclosure, thwarting information overload

Now, the user can take the process one step at a time.

Modernizing more than just aesthetics

I didn't have the resources to dig into UX research, but this project proves that UX/UI and visual design best practices can go a long way on an experience that needs some love. Stakeholders immediately wanted to turn this layout into a template for all their custom document buildning needs.

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