Checking dining hall hours -> cmueats.com

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cmueats.com

When I was a freshman, I always checked dining hall hours at Carnegie Mellon online. I felt like the most popular website to do this could be modernized a bit.

Carnegie Mellon University provides operating hours for its many campus dining locations, but this information is ill-optimized for mobile devices.

I redesigned CMUEats, whose design had not undergone any changes for over two years. I wanted to increase the density of the website’s information, so that users may more quickly identify eateries and their hours. Most of all, a redesign would encourage more users to regularly use the website, and hopefully find their dining experience at Carnegie Mellon better.

I worked with React for the first time for CMUEats, and tinkering with the existing code was a pleasant learning experience.

CMUEats began as a HackCMU submission in September 2013, originally created by Oscar Bezi, Kirn Hans and Justin Gallagher. I worked with Emily Newman, the then-current steward of the cmueats.com project, to deploy the new changes.

The original version of cmueats.com back in October 2013
The original version of cmueats.com back in October 2013
The current version of cmueats.com as of 2020
The current version of cmueats.com as of 2020

Want to see what CMUEats looks like today? Give it a look!