During the years we have used a questionnaire to get feedback from prospective students with the purpose to get a good understanding of their needs and use that information to improve the part of the web that inform these students about the range of the programmes KTH provides.
Every year we have gotten feedback and questions about ”an easy way to compare and filter out programmes” as a first step before to diving in to the details of the selected / interesting programmes based on the students interests.
With this information in mind, we have now build a programme comparison application as a first step. This application let you choose and compare two programmes at the time.
The data included in the comparison is the degree, length, campus, subjects, and the master programs.
It’s easy to switch one of the programmes to compare with another programme and when choosing, you can also do a search filtering to find what you need in the search box.
API first for the win
We also make use of the build in API to make use of the information in other systems as well. Now each programme section on the web site of www.kth.se has the possibility to show a block of information with the information from the comparison application.
You find the application: Compare programs at KTH
This is the first step, let´s improve this further
When this project started we knew that the actual comparison was one of many good features this application could hold to help prospective students on their way and now when it’s released we can lock forward and start improving and adding new requested features from the feedback we get. Maybe facetted filtering could be one of those but it’s up to the students.