User Interface Design: CanTeach Volunteer Handbook

The final result of the group project for class, DAC 300 (Special Topics in Digital Design: User Interfaces). We created a Volunteer Handbook for CanTeach International, a Waterloo-based organization that sends volunteers to Central America to assist Teachers in schools.

The aim of the project was to design, prototype and test an electronic handbook to be used by volunteers new to the CanTeach program. The expectation was for volunteers to use the handbook throughout all phases of their journey (before, during, and after) as a learning and information gathering tool. The handbook was also to act as an electronic scrapbook of sorts, with tools for volunteers to capture their experiences in text.

The final prototype is below along with various supplementary materials related to the project.

CanTeach Volunteer Handbook (~3MB file; requires TK3 Reader)

Note: Since the prototype requires TK3Reader to be installed, I have included sample screenshots of the eBook as well.

eBook - Intro PageeBook - Intro Page eBook - Table of Contents eBook - Chapter Title Page eBook - Internal Content Page

Tools used: TK3 Author, Adobe Photoshop

Supplementary Materials:

Architecture diagrams
CanTeach eBook - Architecture (initial draft)
Initial Draft

CanTeach eBook - Architecture
Final Architecture

Strategy and Scope Document: