BAPS Kids Website Redesign
UX REDESIGN | INTERACTIVE INFORMATION DESIGN
Exploring culture and values has never been so much fun! At BAPS Kids, the learning about spiritual roots is an exciting adventure! To be a part of the journey of discovery and knowledge that will stay with one for life from a young age has been a great experience.
User Research, Iterative Wireframing, Visual Design
April 2023 - June 2023
Figma, Adobe Creative Suite
Over 8000 volunteers at BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha contribute to the moral, spiritual, and physcial development of children. One of the challenges faced by the BAPS Kids website was effectively defining and catering to the target audiences. While children were actively using the website, the site access primarily targeted youth activity coordinators(volunteers) and parents/ caregivers. The existing navigation system and content organization posed difficulties, hindering the website's ability to provide a seamless and engaging user experience for the intended audience.
BAPS Kids, a community initiative by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, is dedicated to nurturing young minds and creating a strong foundation for the future generation. We provide resources and guidance to parents and children, strengthening their spiritual, moral, and cultural values.
Work they do
Service to the society
Youth activity coordinators
Youth coordinators, aged 15-21 and primarily volunteers, play a crucial role in guiding and presenting during weekly assemblies. They introduce the website to children, engage them in fun activities, and encourage family meetups for spiritual learning and educational activities together.
Once introduced to the site, kids can explore the website, read through its content, take quizzes, playpuzzles, learn their mother tongue(mainly Gujarati- Indian), and participate in joint activities with theirparents. However, one important criteria is having access to tech devices to engage with our onlineplatform.
After introducing the website to kids, coordinators engage with devotee parents, promoting it as an online resource for valuable lessons and teachings. They encourage parent-child bonding through exploring activities and readings for overall development.
Those interested in knowing or learning about Swaminarayan faith or Hindu beliefs and culture. People or donors who want to learn more about the way the BAPS Swaminarayan organization is working towards building a brighter future through child care and character development.
To gain insights into the user experience and preferences for the BAPS Kids website, I engaged with individuals who have used the platform in various capacities, including children who accessed it for learning and exploration, and previous youth coordinators who actively engaged with the website during weekly assemblies. I asked a series of targeted questions to gather valuable feedback and perspectives from these users.
How often did you use the BAPS Kids website during weekly assemblies, and for what purposes?
In your experience, how did the website assist in engaging and guiding children during the assemblies?
Were there any difficulties in accessing specific resources or features on the website while presenting to the children?
Did you access the BAPS Kids website on a mobile device? If so, what was your experience like?
How would you describe your experience using the BAPS Kids website?
Engaging Kids, Informative for Adults
Personalization for Individual Interests
Users encountered challenges with the website's navigation, leading to difficulty in finding specific resources or information. They suggested a more intuitive and user-friendly navigation system to enhance their browsing experience.
The volunteers/adults prioritized teaching over website design. However, many users expressed the desire for a more cohesive website that meets the needs of both children's learning and adults using the site.
Users showed interest in personalized content recommendations based on their interactions and preferences. Implementing personalized features could enhance the overall user experience and keep users more engaged.
Play & Learn Page
About Us Page
Story Time Page
Crafting a Seamless User Journey for the Audience
Engaging Kids, Empowering Coordinators, and Enlightening Parents.
Intuitive navigation and thoughtfully organized content ensure a tailored experience for each audience, fostering a harmonious bond between spiritual learning and interactive fun.
Play & Learn Page
Enriching Play with Purpose
Interactive games and activities thoughtfully designed to engage kids and foster their spiritual growth.
Clear instructions and engaging challenges ensure a seamless learning journey, keeping kids motivated to explore and learn.
Story Time Page
Captivating Tales for Young Minds
A carefully curated collection of inspiring stories that impart valuable life lessons to kids.
User-friendly navigation and visually appealing storytelling elements create an enjoyable and educational experience.
Learn Gujarati Page
Embracing Cultural Roots
Interactive language learning that celebrates the richness of Gujarati heritage.
Engaging exercises and quizzes make learning fun, while a user-friendly interface supports kids in their journey of language exploration.
With Guru Page
Empowering Connections with Our Guru
By presenting this content in a simple and to-the-point manner, accompanied by images of Guru with the Kids, the page fosters a deep spiritual connection and provides invaluable guidance to children.
Enriches the user experience with profound teachings and divine anecdotes from the life of our Guru.
About Us Page
Establishing trust and credibility through a compelling narrative that shares BAPS Kids' commitment to nurturing young minds and empowering future generations.
Conducting interviews with a diverse user group provided valuable insights into the needs and preferences of youth coordinators, parents, and children.
During the redesigning of the site, I learnt how to create a harmonious user experience while integrating the spiritual learning with interactive fun activities.
The result was a balance between intreactive content for kids and informative resources for adults in order to foster spiritual growth and character development.