Week 9: Interviews

I did a few interviews in order to expand on the copy and started collecting precedents for my poster.

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Week 8: Feedback Pt II

The second draft was due this week. It was super helpful to get feedback, since my project centers on user experience, so I need to make sure people can go through the experience smoothly.

Highlights from my feedback:

  • start with “give or get soup” as landing page intro after
  • use darker pink
  • clickable things need to be more clear (use single color for links only)
  • copy in “give” section needs to be more clear
  • transition between “not what I wanted” and resource should allow more options

Things I want to work on:

  • edit copy to be more approachable/friendly and clear
  • work on “give” section (which has been a bit neglected so far)
  • work on resource and about pages

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Week 7: Coding

I’m finally happy with my design direction! I still have a lot of work to do, but I’m glad I have a better feel for my visual language. This week I’m focusing on coding my style changes for the second draft. My goal is to have everything functioning, including the introduction, which has some tricky pieces to it. I hope to play with the layout of the quiz in the future. However, I think I should focus on getting the second draft completed. I hope to user test the site over spring break without having to explain anything.



I’m creating a gif for the intro rather than having the words appear as you scroll (the way it did in the first draft). Here’s my exploration and inspiration.



Week 6: Refinement cont.

I’m continuing to work on the visual direction as well as the structure for the way I want the user to navigate through the introduction. Since there’s a lot of information and text to work with with, my current problem is finding a way to keep the viewer engaged without over-designing the copy.


Week 5: Feedback and Refinement

This week I got feedback from my classmates that really helped me move forward with my design direction and site navigation. Here are some of the critiques and comments I received:

  • needs clearer transition between intro and function of site
  • needs clearer instructions on how to navigate through the site
  • animation/gif instead of scroll for intro sequence?

Therefore, I’m currently focusing on design experimentation on the intro sequence to make sure it properly prepares the user in terms of concept and function for the rest of the site.