What it does

We've built a prototype for the 2016 Federal School Lunch Program Application for the desktop. The form incorporates multiple elements of visual design and interactivity that helps applicants fill out the application effectively and efficiently.

How we built it

We used the UX design process to build the prototype, with multiple rounds of usability testing. Our general timeline included:
1: Kickoff meeting
2: User interviews (4 participants)
3: Create prototype
4: Usability test 1 (4 participants)
5: Update prototype
6: Usability test 2 (4 participants)
7: Visual design and development
For each round of testing, we recruited participants who match the average demographic of individuals who fill out the Free Reduced Lunch program form. Each new iteration built on findings from our research.

Challenges we ran into

Finding the right participants for research and the timing of project deadlines were challenging, because we all have very different schedules.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Our team was very flexible and tried to adapt to the changing needs of the project.

What's next for Chicago UX Lunchables

Integrating more robust interactive features to the application prototype!

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