Fundx Funds

Overview

FundX funds provide a simple way for users to manage their financial investments. However, their website did not communicate that simplicity. They needed a redesign to visually engage the user with their data and unify the branding between their three websites.

My Role

I was the sole UX  Strategist and Designer working with a project manager and developer.

The Problem

Informing clients and potential clients on investment activities and related articles can be challenging when users are not visually engaged in the information reported.

Challenge

Goals

FundX Homepage
Disclosure
Due to the nature of the project, only select information can be shared.

Strategy

Discovery

We initiated the project with a questionnaire to understanding Fundx’s goals for the project. We identified the stakeholders, team members working on the project, and the final decision-maker. With the FundX team, we went over their background and their company goals for the website.

In preparation for the kick-off meeting, I conduct a content inventory and high-level analysis of the website, which helps me assess the website’s quality and quantity. This is also a quick way to identify content problems and identify quick solutions.

I used the continent inventory along with Google analytics data to discover that the low traffic pages’ content was not updated, causing people to leave the page or site, hurting its SEO. The information from the audit and inventory helped map out the budget and project’s scope

Content Inventory

First Workshop

For this project, I created one to two-hour workshops of various UX exercises with the FundX team of three to four people.
I developed and led one to two-hour workshops with the FundX team, guiding groups of three to four people through various UX exercises.
In the first half we reviewed the content inventory and for the  second half of the workshop, we created personas to identify FundX’s target audience, needs, and goals. We initially created five personas which were then narrowed down to three target personas.

Personas

What is their journey?

Challenge
Developing the personas was a challenging task for the FundX team. They had a broad understanding of the users coming to their website, but they had not previously considered their users’ individual needs and goals.
Learned
Working on the personas with the FundX team was a learning experience for me. I had to identify an effective way to communicate the importance of creating personas and its value in the other UX exercises to a team that was not familiar with the process.

iterations

Creating the structure of the design

After removing old or irrelevant pages from the Content Inventory in the discovery phase, uncovering user’s pain points, and problem-solving opportunities in the define phase, we created a revised simple site map layout that helped define our redesign scope and strategy.
Card sorting
New site map

Home Wireframe

Original Design
Home Page original
Wireframe
FundX Wire Home Page

Mutual Fund landing Wireframe

Original Design
Wireframe

Mutual Fund node Wireframe

Original Design
Wireframe

execution

Final Designs

The visual and strategic progression from the original design to the wireframe and then to the final design.
FundX
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Reflections

What I learned

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