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GE - OneHR Portal UI Design Concepts Challenge

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Welcome to the GE - OneHR Portal UI Design Concepts Challenge! In this challenge, we are looking to rethink, redesign and reimagine the GE employee experience. We are rethinking how we do things at GE and listening and learning from our employees on what matters most to them. This challenge is focused on new "design concepts" for our OneHR portal. We want to make sure employees are able to quickly find the right level of information, in the right context, at the right time, on the right device.

This is a rethinking of the OneHR portal, and with this redesign, we are not looking for just a new “employee portal” but to continue to be an industry leader in the employee experience!

Good luck and we look forward to your design concepts!

 

Round 1

Submit your initial designs for Checkpoint Feedback.
We would like to capture the design and interactions of Use Case A for feedback
This includes:
- Navigation Concepts
- My Compensation

IMPORTANT
- You MUST upload your submission to InvisionApp so we can provide direct feedback on your designs.
- If you already have access to Topcoder's InvisionApp account, then please feel free to create prototypes as required, If not please request an invite to the Topcoder InvisionApp account from the Copilot through challenge forums!

But please feel free to provide any additional screens necessary to explain your concept.
Notes.jpg: Please note any comments about your design for the Client

Round 2

Your Final designs for all required use cases, with all Checkpoint Feedback, applied.
- Navigation
- My Compensation
- My Benefits
- My Life
- My Career

IMPORTANT
- You MUST upload your submission to InvisionApp so we can provide direct feedback on your designs.
- If you already have access to Topcoder's InvisionApp account, then please feel free to create prototypes as required, If not please request an invite to the Topcoder InvisionApp account from the Copilot through challenge forums! 
- You can reuse the Invision prototype that you shared for the checkpoint

Please feel free to provide any additional screens necessary to explain your concept.
Notes.jpg: Please note any comments about your design for the Client

Challenge Description:

What is OneHR?

OneHR is a human resources portal that has three user views:
1) Employee View
2) Manager View
3) HR Support View

This project addresses the Employee view. Which is global, available to 300,000 employees in 200+ countries and in many languages. 43 distinct portals exist (some are regional and can be viewed by multiple countries). The portal is mobile responsive, available anywhere, anytime, any device!

Challenge Assets:
Please find all files required for the challenge in forums:
https://apps.topcoder.com/forums/?module=Thread&threadID=895526&start=0
GE Brand Core Guidelines: You will need to follow GE Brand Core Guidelines (Sketch File, PDF, Fonts)
Persona & Screen Reference: Project Background, Navigation, Persona and Data Information Available PDF's

The Problem:
Within the Employee View of the portal, we have multiple tools with different “slices” of personalized information and data that employees use to manage their work, life, and benefits. Having multiple tools has led to an inconsistent experience that employees say is difficult to navigate. We are not sure how to bring it all together in a meaningful view that is easy to use and allows for multiple paths to take action and understand all they have as a GE employee.

Solution - OneHR Portal Employee View Reimagined:
We want to stop and conceptualize what the future employee experience as a part of the continuation of the GE evolution to enable and empower the employee with actionable information, predicting what they need when they need it, giving them what they need to control their success in career and easy access to the key essentials for taking care of themselves and their families today and in the future. We need to bring the multiple slices of data and information to tell a single story depending on what they are trying to do or learn and consider how we can use it in a predictive way, without crossing the cool/creepy line.

Learnings from Employees (expectations):
Findability: "I don’t want to take forever to find information."
Personalized: "I want to see information that pertains to me."
Contact Info: "If am stuck, give me a way to reach out for help."
Missed opportunities: "Based on what I have today, I want to understand my options and what else I can do."
Readability: "I am turned off by all the words on this page. I won’t even read it."
Context: "I don’t understand when I am supposed to use each tool. Give me the information I need in the context of what I’m doing at the time."
Expectations: "I want to know where my click will take me before I click."

Challenge Concepts and Screens
Challenge Persona: Sally
See Persona.pdf
- Read about our user
- Plan for her experience!

Navigation:
See Navigation.pdf
See Data-Information-Available.pdf

- Review our current navigation and categorization.
- Current Structure: Review page (1) to understand the current structure and how it is not consistent.
- Recommendations: Review page (2-3) for potential navigation hierarchy.
- Think through these options and where the fit into your user experience.
- How should this information be broken down (ease-of-use) for this user?

My Compensation:
Use Case A
Sally just received an increase in pay, and she wants to check what the impact is to her current paycheck. While she is in the Portal, she decides to explore what her total compensation will end up being. She also sees a suggestion that maybe she would like to increase her contributions to retirement since she has received a salary increase which would also increase the company match. (missed opportunity) She starts to explore adding more to her 401k and what the impact would be to her paycheck in the future. She also wants to understand if she added 1% in her contributions how much would that grow to in the future. 

Data to display:
- See Data-Information-Available.pdf to understand the information that will be displayed
- This crosses two categories Compensation and Benefits, sub-category Retirement
- Note: While all this data is available, different employees receive different types of pay.  Not all of this would display for each person.

Actions I can take (not all inclusive) :
- Update my direct deposit
- Log my time and attendance
- Defer my incentive pay

Note: these are not the actions you would take in the Use Case A scenario…. this challenge is to capture more of the realistic interactions/views Sally will see (based on what she and others frequently WANT to do).

My Benefits:
Use Case B
Sally’s son has an asthma attack and needs to find an urgent care facility that is covered by her insurance.

Data to display:
- See Data-Information-Available.pdf to understand the information that will be displayed
- We can see the list of information that will be displayed.
- Make it simple for users to understand the benefits specific to them and their family
- This will include the subcategories Retirement, Healthcare, Income protection, discount

Actions I can take (not all inclusive)
- Elect/change my benefits
- Change my retirement elections
- Update my beneficiaries
- Elect to receive my benefits communications through email

My Life:
Use Case C
Sally is planning for a family vacation. Wonders what her bonus will be next year and if it will be enough to go to Hawaii, and what kind of discounts GE can help with for car rental, hotel, etc.

Data to display:
- See Data-Information-Available.pdf; it shows the list of information that could be available on this page.
- This will also cross categories -  Compensation, Benefits, and Work/Life

Actions I can take (not all inclusive)
- Request a day off
- Find discounts
- Apply for reimbursement on commuter costs
- Apply for a scholarship

My Career:
Use Case D
Sally’s friend left for a new job role. She wonders if she should be thinking of moving on too, either within GE and outside.

Data to display:
- See Data-Information-Available.pdf; it shows the list of information that could be available on  this page.
- This is a cross-over across the whole 5 categories to see her total set of offerings from GE (What would I lose out on if I left the company?  Would a new company offer me all this?) as well as more specifically My Career (What other opportunities exist for me in GE?)

Actions I can take (not all inclusive)
- Apply to have my donation matched
- Donate to the United Way
- Find a network to join
- Log volunteer hours

Staying Connected!
Data to display:
- See Data-Information-Available.pdf; it shows the list of information that could be available on this page.
- This will include the subcategories

Actions I can take
- Apply to have my donation matched
- Donate to the United Way
- Find a network to join
- Log volunteer hours

GE’s Difference:
- This is a renaming of "Staying Connected". Please use this and find ways to convey the sense of "GE’s Difference"

Important:
- Keep things consistent. This means all graphic styles should work together.
- All of the graphics should have a similar feel and general aesthetic appearance
- Focus on the user experience! Focus on the navigation experience. Keeping consistent visual elements.

Stock Artwork:
We are allowing stock photos and stock icons for this challenge. Please see the provided GE Brand Guidelines.
- Stock Artwork policies: https://help.topcoder.com/hc/en-us/articles/217481408-Policy-for-Stock-Artwork-in-Design-Submissions   
- Latest Design Policies: http://help.topcoder.com/hc/en-us/categories/202610437-DESIGN

Target Audience
- GE Employees! (The GE Employee experience!)

Judging Criteria
We will be judging on:
- Future thinking Design Concepts around Employee Experience
- Cleanliness of your graphics and design
- Simplicity of design and strong, clear design concepts

Submission and Source Files
Preview Image
Please create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024px JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place a screenshot of your submission within it.

Submission File
All requested contest requirements/screens as JPG or PNG files at 300dpi.

Source Files
All original source files for the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Illustrator and saved as layered Ai file OR in Adobe Photoshop as a layered PSD file or Sketch.

Final Fixes
As part of the final fixes phase, you may be asked to modify your graphics (sizes or colors) or modify overall colors. We may ask you to update your design or graphics based on checkpoint feedback and instructions.

Please read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. It is important that you monitor any updates provided by the client or Studio Admins in the forums. Please post any questions you might have for the client in the forums.

How To Submit

  • New to Studio? ‌Learn how to compete here
  • Upload your submission in three parts (Learn more here). Your design should be finalized and should contain only a single design concept (do not include multiple designs in a single submission).
  • If your submission wins, your source files must be correct and “Final Fixes” (if applicable) must be completed before payment can be released.
  • You may submit as many times as you'd like during the submission phase, but only the number of files listed above in the Submission Limit that you rank the highest will be considered. You can change the order of your submissions at any time during the submission phase. If you make revisions to your design, please delete submissions you are replacing.

Winner Selection

Submissions are viewable to the client as they are entered into the challenge. Winners are selected by the client and are chosen solely at the client's discretion.

Payments

Topcoder will compensate members in accordance with our standard payment policies, unless otherwise specified in this challenge. For information on payment policies, setting up your profile to receive payments, and general payment questions, please refer to ‌Payment Policies and Instructions.

ELIGIBLE EVENTS:

2017 TopCoder(R) Open

CHALLENGE LINKS:

Screening Scorecard

SUBMISSION FORMAT:

Your Design Files:

  1. Look for instructions in this challenge regarding what files to provide.
  2. Place your submission files into a "Submission.zip" file.
  3. Place all of your source files into a "Source.zip" file.
  4. Declare your fonts, stock photos, and icons in a "Declaration.txt" file.
  5. Create a JPG preview file.
  6. Place the 4 files you just created into a single zip file. This will be what you upload.

Trouble formatting your submission or want to learn more? ‌Read the FAQ.

Fonts, Stock Photos, and Icons:

All fonts, stock photos, and icons within your design must be declared when you submit. DO NOT include any 3rd party files in your submission or source files. Read about the policy.

Screening:

All submissions are screened for eligibility before the challenge holder picks winners. Don " t let your hard work go to waste. Learn more about how to  pass screening.

Questions? ‌Ask in the Challenge Discussion Forums.

SOURCE FILES:

  • Layered PSD files created in Adobe Photoshop or similar
  • AI files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Sketch

You must include all source files with your submission.

SUBMISSION LIMIT:

5 submissions

ID: 30055850