New Font, Icons, and Color Adjustments (Fall 2018)

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As we continue to improve the quality of our product, we will be iterating on the visual design of our UI to feel more intuitive, fresh, and credible. Through the 2018-2019 school year, we're going to invest a lot of our design efforts on the student experience. We want them to know that Handshake is a fresh/modern career platform, an alternative to old job boards. We're here to support them and provide them with credible information and recommendations—in short, really echo what career services do for students. This shift in typeface is a first of many important steps towards that effort. After extensive research and we've received feedback that the new font makes Handshake more approachable, readable, and trustworthy. 

Previously, we have rolled out the new font (TT Norms) across the Handshake platform for all Career Services, Students, and Employers. 

We've also rolled out new icons resulting in a more consistent result across browsers and platforms. This upgrade will provide us with over 3,000 more icons to choose from that have a fresh, refined feel, optimized for all types of displays and resolutions – providing the best possible experience for our network! 

Next we are making updates to the colors used in Handshake. These updates will improve the legibility and accessibility of our UI. Our goal is to not only help users with low vision, but make it easier for everyone to use Handshake. 

Previous colors on student profile


New colors on student profile


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