Kiel University

Moin CAU

Eine sitzende Person hält ein Smartphone in der Hand, auf welcher der Startbildschirm der „Moin CAU“ App geöffnet ist. Neben einer vektorbasierten Illustration in den Farben Gelb, Lila und Schwarz und einer Begrüßung ist eine Kachel mit Aktuellen Meldungen sowie eine Kachel mit To-Dos sichtbar. An dem unteren Bildschirmrand befindet sich eine Nvigationsleiste mit vier Icons.

Where is the lecture hall again? How does course registration work? With the “Moin CAU” app, students at Kiel University have a virtual study buddy who reliably provides them with helpful information to make the start of their studies easier.

  • 3

    months from the green field to the finished product

  • 9.432

    lines of code in one language for all platforms

  • 7.828

    first-year students say “Moin” every semester

  • 3

    months from the green field to the finished product

  • 9.432

    lines of code in one language for all platforms

  • 7.828

    first-year students say “Moin” every semester

Eine Person hält ein Smartphone in der Hand auf welchem die Artikel-Übersicht zu sehen ist. Die Artikel sind in Kacheln abgebildet. Die Inhalt der Kacheln gliedern sich in Illustrationen, die Themenbereichen zugeordnet sind, einer Kopfzeile mit dem Themenbereich (zum Beispiel „Basics“ oder „Campus“) und einer Headline (zum Beispiel „Digitale Campusführung“).
Ein Mock-Up der Themenübersicht in der App. Die Themen gliedern sich in die Bereiche „Basics“, „Campus“ und „Mindset“.
Eine Collage dreier Mock-Ups, welche unterschiedliche Screens der App zeigen. Der Aufbau ähnelt sich insofern, als dass sich im oberen Bereich wechselnde aber stilistisch ähnliche vektorbasierte Illustrationen befinden, darauffolgend eine große Headline und abschließend wechselnde Informationen in Kacheln.

Into the first semester with digital support

The core requirement for the project was the intuitive usability of the application in order to provide all students with a quick and informative overview, orientation and support. The application bundles the most important information for starting your studies at the CAU. From the most important contact persons and online platforms to important tools and tips for studying at Kiel University, the app serves as support not only for first-semester students but also for students from higher semesters.

The app feature of the interactive campus map provides all important information on relevant locations and accessibility and includes a comprehensive list of abbreviations for better orientation on campus. Another function of the app consists of ready-made to-do lists, which are designed to help students understand all relevant topics for studying at Kiel University step-by-step and discover many more exciting activities in Kiel. Students can also create their own checklists in the app.

The app feature of the interactive campus map provides all important information on relevant locations and accessibility and includes a comprehensive list of abbreviations for better orientation on campus. Another function of the app consists of ready-made to-do lists, which are designed to help students understand all relevant topics for studying at Kiel University step-by-step and discover many more exciting activities in Kiel. Students can also create their own checklists in the app.

Mock-Ups, welche die To-Do-Listen-Funktion der App darstellen.
Mock-Up, welches die Kartenfunktion der App anhand eines Beispiels darstellt.

User-centered and fast

We were able to take the project from greenfield to finished product in just three months. After a comprehensive product field analysis, we worked with our customers to develop the visions and requirements for the product during a one-day kick-off workshop. The exact user groups were determined and use cases defined. We then derived app features from these, which our project team implemented in the web app over the following weeks. In addition to focusing on the user experience, our focus was on a user-friendly content management system (CMS) for editorial content maintenance and a memorable visual language based on the university’s existing corporate identity (CI).

In addition, we conducted a user experience test in which student feedback on app usage was recorded and consequently incorporated into the final product. The special feature of the app is that future users not only actively tested it, but were also significantly involved in the development of the content.

Link to the app

In addition, we conducted a user experience test in which student feedback on app usage was recorded and consequently incorporated into the final product. The special feature of the app is that future users not only actively tested it, but were also significantly involved in the development of the content.

Link to the app

A reliable study buddy for students, a successful project for the university and UXMA: awards and user feedback make it clear that a good user experience belongs on every campus.

Tim Baasch Software Domain Lead / Authorized officer and UXMA project manager for this project

  • 3

    months from the green field to the finished product

  • 9.432

    lines of code in one language for all platforms

  • 7.828

    first-year students say “Moin” every semester

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