Creative Direction, UX Strategy, Architecture, Data Visualization
The Michigan Department of Education uses software and websites to communicate primarily with parents, educators, policymakers, businesspeople, researchers and the citizens of Michigan.
The Department of Education required its first parent-focused dashboard to help parents make important decisions for their children, community and schools. Data was collected and shared in the past through multiple channels, but many parents were unaware or unable to understand the information.
Research and Requirements: Understand the vision and complex data requirements of the State of Michigan Department of Education and other parties involved including the State Board of Education and the Federal Department of Education.
The Parent Dashboard website was highly successful with a much wider group of stakeholders than expected such as businesses, legislators and policymakers. It was one of the first state parent dashboards in 2017, reaching millions of parents that want to help their children, improve their schools, and make decisions in their community. I presented the dashboard to the Michigan Board of Education several times and received high marks!