I showcased some of the sites that they were in the field with. I pointed out most of the conventions and tried to find the best way (UX wise) and aesthetically they could stand ahead of the rest. Here are some of the conventions I found.
I studied abroad at the Bauhaus Uni for a semester and was asked to stay an extra semester by the communications chair to help finish developing this app for 60% of the college’s population (English Speaking International Students). I Accepted.
Miteinander Studieren in Thüringen AWARD
Thuringia Ministry for education, science, and culture (TMBWK): If you know German, here is the website explaining the award.
About Bauhaus International App
Together with the International Office, Bauhaus Internationals and The Weimar International Network we developed a digital platform that is a meeting point for all international students.
We developed an Application that turns the place of the Bauhaus-Universität, in Weimar, into an internationally and digitally connected space.
The App is intended to support international students during their first, busiest days in Weimar by facilitating an easy transitional experience. There is everything from registration to housing to using the German washing machines. This acts as a continuous companion during their stay in Weimar.
Students’ experiences, stories, networks, images, talks and information related to international studies at Bauhaus-University Weimar and worldwide will be accessible via the App.
No longer will students have to worry about not being able to find street signs or not making the Visa Office appointments. We included everything we learned by listening to current internationals’ personal experiences. We learned of the simple but annoying problems people encounter when moving to a completely new environment. We understood that there are so many different issues other than just the language barrier.
With this App, a student should now be able to enjoy their transitional experience, instead of worrying if they are missing something.