Quizzes · 2016
Google Forms has existed for several years primarily as a simple data collection product. As Google has expanded into new industries new opportunities have surfaced to convert Forms to a platform that can be extended for a variety of purposes. One of the obvious directions was to utilize Forms as a platform for quizzes and assessments, which could be integrated with Google Classroom.
K-12 teachers would be the primary users for the administration and quiz creation portion of the product.
K-12 students would be the primary users for the viewing and quiz completion portion of the product.
The first step was to work with the Project Manager to outline the initial project requirements in a PRD. Examples of requirements:
After establishing the PRD it was important to map out the possible user journeys to ensure all the requirements could be captured in a cohesive flow.
I later used this journey map to help define the specific mocks needed for user testing.
The original proposed journey map was designed around an inline quiz creation process. Essentially, a user would define correct answers and point values at question creation time. This would streamline the creation process and reduce the number of overall steps.
Unfortunately the combined steps were not technically feasible within the Forms front-end infrastructure.
Correct answers and points would need to be a separate step
To address the technical constraint, the proposed solution would be to flip the question card over and allow for correct answer and point selection on the reverse side.
Multiple rounds of user testing were conducted with slidedeck style prototypes to test the complete journey from quiz creation to Google Classroom integration.