At the end of every semester, CU students are asked to fill out FCQ's (Faculty Course Questionnaires). Though well-meaning, the data that comes back from these is hard to react to. Having a couple numbers that sum up an entire semester of work just doesn't paint anything close to a complete picture of the course. That's why I came up with the idea for FCView, an effort to make insights more immediate and actionable for students and teachers alike.
For this class, we spent the first half of the semester learning how to create effective interfaces, including paper prototyping and user testing. Then the second half applying what we learned toward designing an app that addressed a real issue.
FCView was supposed to consist of quick surveys that could provide teachers with a better understanding of student comprehension and help students see how they were doing compared to their peers. Teachers could see student's self-reported (anonymous) confidence going into exams and students could see if the feeling was shared by the rest of the class. If not, it might be an indicator that the student is falling behind.