I joined Coursera wayyyyy back in the day, almost a year ago, and I remember
my first project was to redesign our front page in anticipation of our upcoming growth
from 4 to 17 universities. So many! How would we showcase them all?! But hey, I figured it out and we moved on.
We’ve grown quite a bit since then and we’re now up to 62 universities and 320+ courses, plus we’ve added the options for
Signature Track and ACE, all the while managing never to upgrade our poor year-old front page.
By the time we realized it was high time for renovation, it was quite the “fixer-upper.”
With the combined efforts of our designer Payam, our prolific intern Marc, and our newest
full-time web engineer Josh, we crafted a new front page and browsing experience.
Our new front page includes:
• A prominent
search box, which takes potential students directly to our new course catalog.
• A showcase of beautiful imagery from our universities (seriously, have you seen École Polytechnique? I know where I’m traveling for next vacation).
• A highlight of the courses that are starting soon as well as recently added courses.
We hope that we can help students find what they’re looking for faster, because
that means more students to learn alongside all of you. ☺