Checking dining hall hours → cmueats.com

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cmueats.com

As a freshman, I always check dining hall hours online. But CMU’s dining hall page is clunky and ill-optimized for mobile devices. To remedy this, CMU students created their own third-party website to tracking dining hour hours: cmueats.com. Though faster to load and easier to read, cmueats.com was still hamstrung by its dated design.

So I went and redesigned cmueats.com, whose design had not undergone any changes for over two years. To begin with, I wanted to increase the density of the website’s information, so that users may more quickly identify eateries and their hours. But most of all, I wanted a redesign that would encourage more regular users and improve the dining experience at Carnegie Mellon.

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!

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