This is a reasonably open-ended and broader project with multiple possible solutions.
One of the core ideas behind Commonlounge was to let students interact and learn from each other. To give students mini-forums around specific topics, we set up the community pages. For example, here's one of the community pages: Artificial Intelligence community
With this background, here are your tasks for this project:
- Suggest improvements to the community page. What is working? What is not working? How would you redesign the non-courses experience of Commonlounge?
- How would you increase the virality factor of Commonlounge (i.e., so that on average, a user invites more of their friends) and at the same time, make learning more fun and social experience between a group of friends?
- Run a few user research interviews, or usability tests on your mockups to validate your assumptions.
Feeling stuck? Here's something to get you started:
One idea that our team discussed internally was of introducing study groups, and having a table of who has completed how much within a study group — much like how a real life study group would work in colleges. Hubspot Academy’s learning center leverages this too, with students on the Y-axis, and the status of lessons in a course on the Y-axis. See below: