The Officeium (mock company) website was created to be a more a more efficient job recruiting website. Think Indeed, ZipRecruiter, and monster, but without the pain points that these sites have. I ended up using a few known UI patters from these sites, however, I made them more user-friendly by cleaning them up. I also used several personal design elements to being the page to life.
User-centered design played a big role in designing this website. I tried this approach in effort to optimize the service around the users needs rather than forcing them to change their behavior to accommodate the service. Most websites out there don’t service the needs of the user; companies often design what they think is best for the company as opposed to designing for their target audience. The design of this website focused on user experience, specifically trying to create one where the user feels as though they are having a conversation with the website (i.e. search boxes auto populating key search terms). This will humanize the website, thus gaining the trust and loyalty of the customer. Because the website will be designed with the user in mind, it will be easy to use and feel convenient; the potential job seeker will feel more inclined to return to the website when faced with another home issue, thus creating a life long customer for the company.