The Project

Sunzu was the reworking of ecademy which was a social network for business people with 600,000 registered users. It allows paid users to build a profile, network, share and discuss business in a closed network.

Articles

Logged in users can browse thousands of user published articles about business. Other type of content was introduced including Alliances(Groups), Events, Market (Business directory), STrade (Auction bidding for work) and Chat (open discussions amoung members).

Cards for different sections

Navigation

Alliances

Alliances are groups of like minded business people

STrade

Alliances are groups of like minded business people

Events

Users could start and manage events through the system.

Profile

Flashboard

Dashboard displaying user statistics.

User Review

“The interface is clean almost fluidic, every button and section is easily visible and usable. Its clear after a few minutes of browsing that a lot of time has gone into User interaction and the general structure of the site. Each user is given their own profile page, space to add a logo, Picture, a bio section and various links to their friends, contacts and communities which are called alliances. This is all neatly laid out on persistent menu on the left side which is similar to Google Plus.

Your landing page presents you with all the latest news from the network as well as topical and featured items. This is presented in way similar to pinterest and the new windows grid design. Again the design is subtle which gives greater focus on the content. All in all its quite an enjoyable site to navigate. From the brief few days Ive been on it Ive found the content to be insightful and educational. I haven't really noticed any subtle attempts of people trying to make a sale. In fact its the opposite. People seem happy to leave their articles up for discussions as statements or stories of their own experiences. All in all i find this a much more cleaner and enjoyable experience then Linkedin.”