Custom interface re-design of the online platform “TIM – The Interactive Material” for Aalto University. TIM is an online textbook platform that enables teachers to share not only written content, but also give students interactive exercises to further explain the lessons.
With its highly readable shapes even in small sizes, and extensive number glyphs (many lessons on the platform contain complicated mathematical formulas), Source Sans Pro proved the perfect fit for the body text and additional UI elements. Headlines set in Source Serif Pro compliment the body text, and add a classic touch not often found in digital online learning materials. Source Code Pro is used for code snippets and exercises, since much of the material on the platform is programming related, as well as to clearly separate user comments from the main content.
The redesign had to be mostly cosmetical, without touching the actual underlying site-structure, as the custom Aalto University version had to stay as compatible as possible with the main branch of the platform at Jyväskylä University.
Screenshots from “Object-oriented programming in C++” and “Basic Course in C programming” courses, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Pasi Sarolahti, Essi Jukkala, Jussi Hietanen.