In the spring of 2018, I redesigned and worked with a team of other
students to develop a new website for Brown's Critical Review,
a course review publication which was established in 1976.
The site's development incorporates Node.js, Express, MySQL, Passport.js, EJS, D3, HTML, CSS, and Shibboleth authentication.
Updates coming soon, but for now, check out our GitHub documentation.
The use of this site peaks twice a year, when it's time to choose classes.
The CR team requested an "approachable and friendly" visual identity, to minimize
the stress that often accompanies course selection.
In planning the new art direction for the Critical Review,
I wanted to centralize Brown University, as the publication is specific to this school.
I've included examples of screens from the former site for comparison. It was less inviting, the data visualizations were difficult to interpret, and the interface was outdated and hard to navigate.