Emily Chan
WORK ABOUT RESUME

PROJECT TEAM

Cornell CoursePlan

Helping students plan their four-year journeys at Cornell.

DURATION
August 2019 to Present

TEAM
Emily Chan, Shane Yun, Ein Chang, Chris T.S. Lee

FOCUS
Product Thinking, Visual Design, User Research

TOOLS
Figma

CONTEXT

CoursePlan is a product that has been a few years in the making. I helped my friend Boon Palipatanna kickstart this product in a hackathon, where we won for our very simple prototype of the product. Last year, we pitched the MVP to our project team Cornell Design & Tech Initiative where it grew into a full team of 10 designers and developers!

PROBLEM

Students want to plan what courses they take in advance so they can graduate on time while fitting in fun electives, getting a minor or two, studying abroad and/or graduating early but they can't do that without having to navigate several confusing university websites for information about courses and school requirements.

SOLUTION

Our solution was to create a webapp that has two main features:

Here is our current progress built by our talented developers:

See it for yourself at https://courseplan.io/

MY ROLE

In this project, I have mostly been responsible for designing the UI palette.I have collaborated on my amazing co-designers Ein Chang and Shane Yun on the detailed course unit and the requirements sidebar. Being on a team with a relatively large design team has had its challenges but it's been such a privilege and I could not have asked for a better team to learn and grow on. I'm excited to see what we come up with moving forward!