We’re excited to share that last night, Skilljar was selected as the inaugural recipient of GeekWire’s UX Design of the Year Award, presented by Blink UX. A huge thank you to GeekWire and Blink UX for the recognition, and congrats to 98point6, Karat, Spruce Up, and Tagboard – we’re honored to be considered among such an accomplished group of PNW-based organizations.
Skilljar’s mission is to help individuals and organizations turn innovation into impact through education. This recognition by GeekWire is a testament to the thoughtful approach we take to enable effective and engaging teaching and learning experiences. In Skilljar that translates to our Admins and End Users.
A Focus on Learners
Our approach to UX starts with deep empathy and understanding of learner needs. The success of our product and of our customers depends on their learners/end users’ ability to find what they need to learn, and to engage with this content to successfully solve their problems. We understand that it’s crucial for learners to discover content efficiently, and our UX approach takes this into consideration every step of the way.
Updating the Admin Experience
The Geekwire recognition was influenced by a recently implemented visual refresh of the Skilljar Customer Education Platform that addressed learner needs. The improvements included:
- Introducing a new UI and visual aesthetic across all 125+ pages of the platform
- Implementing a revised visual design system which enables a consistent user experience across all pages
- A complete revision of the site navigation and breadcrumbs experience to help users find what they need quickly and effectively, both on desktop and mobile
We love being a part of the startup ecosystem in Seattle and to be helping Pacific Northwest companies like Outreach, Tableau, Moz, Ally, Qualtrics, Nintex, SmartSheet, Opal, and many more educate their customers and partners. To date, Skilljar’s Customer Education Platform has helped educate more than 2.6 million students, who have collectively taken more than 97 million lessons and spent more than 10 million hours engaged with Skilljar-hosted training. We’re proud of this impact and the recognition from GeekWire and Blink UX.