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Re: [ia-55] Feedback on site please

From: user 2.
Sent on: Saturday, June 9, 2012 10:20 AM
I uploaded some poor quality video of the June 7th 2012 UI/UX presentation The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at UCLA Moore Hall 100 to my YouTube channel [address removed].

If someone has better quality video, I'd like to see it. But the audio is audible and is better than nothing.

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Eduardo Favio Angeles <[address removed]> wrote:
wow! Thanks Matthew for your valuable feedback! I'll share with you my
ending results for sure! :-)

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM, Matthew Hately <[address removed]> wrote:
> Eduardo, just a couple quick things (more than a couple of quick things and
> I'd have to send you an invoice :)
>
> Echoing what Aaron said, you need a clear, simple description of what CRMLS
> is and who it's intended for. The simpler the better. There are a bunch of
> great examples out there, like Square (squareup.com) or Getaround.com that
> are super clear about what they are about.
>
> More fundamentally, in the absence of working with a UX designer, which
> sounds like is out of budget for your non-profit customer:
>
> think first about who it's for - step back and create a quick persona for
> your top 2-3 users (there are plenty of examples of personas on the web);
> try to think about how and why they are using the site, and what they want
> to get done (their key tasks)
> reorganize the information architecture (ie. the site structure) so that the
> key things they want to get done are at the top level; try to collapse and
> simplify the info architecture a bit if you can - there are a lot of layers
> for such a small site
> redesign the home page around the key tasks that your audience/customer will
> want to achieve. There's a lot of screen real estate tied up in the main box
> not really doing anything - think about the top 2-3 things that people want
> to achieve with your site, and put that front and center
> use labels that are more descriptive and relevant to your audience - I
> suspect that things like "CRMLS Matrix" are internal terms, but will an
> external customer know what they mean?
>
> and a couple of layout and visual design things:
>
> If you want people to see the Hot Pages, try to bring them above the page
> fold, or at least closer to the fold.
> try to keep elements aligned on a grid - e.g. the boxes below the main box
> aligned right and left with the box above, titles left aligned rather than
> centered, etc
> choose one font for titles and one for content - you could keep the serif
> font for the titles, and use the one you have below under Hot Pages for the
> content (so change the content in the Public Search/MLS.. boxes to use the
> same font as below)
> use a drop-down menu scheme that doesn't involve the content moving around -
> it doesn't add anything to the usefulness or usability of the site
>
> Hope that helps,
> Matt
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> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Eduardo Favio Angeles
> <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> So sorry... The link is
>>
>> http://75.5.31.10/staging/Demo4
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On May 31, 2012, at 5:00 PM, Aaron Yoshitake <[address removed]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Eduardo,
>> I took a quick look at your site - at least, I think I did; the link you
>> sent (http://75.5.31.10/staging/Demo/) shows an Apache-style directory
>> listing, while http://75.5.31.10/staging/ looks like it contains the site
>> that you meant to send out (if not, the comments below probably won't
>> apply).
>> Anyway, I have a few notes:
>>
>> Depending on your use cases, the landing/Home page should probably
>> describe what CRMLS is (beyond what that stands for) and how the user can
>> use this site. There are probably many guides devoted to landing page
>> design, but I don't know of any to link you to.
>> The "Go" button next to the "System Login" dropdown doesn't appear to do
>> anything - a new window opens up when I change the dropdown value, but "Go"
>> never does anything.
>> Only the first link in the "Download Center" on the "Support" tab turns
>> blue when I hover over it; the rest of the links stay the same color.
>> The "News" and "Public Property Search" tabs probably shouldn't open up a
>> new page; the rest of the tabs link to different pages with the same layout,
>> but these two tabs open entirely different pages. Not what I (or other
>> users) would normally have expected.
>> The "Services" listing shouldn't space out services so much - it requires
>> a lot of scrolling to see all of the services. There's gotta be a better way
>> to fit that content on that page.
>>
>> Hope this helps. I'm interested in hearing what other people have to say
>> about your site ^^
>>
>> -Aaron
>>
>> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM, Eduardo Favio Angeles
>> <[address removed]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear UX group,
>>>
>>> Sorry to blast you, but I noticed you guys usually provide some sort
>>> of feedback to other folks... so I'm daring to send this your way,
>>> asking for feedback.
>>>
>>> Basically, we don't have a UX person, I'm a DBA (Database
>>> Administrator/Engineer) and we have been tasked to do some sort of
>>> website... We are a non-profit so they can't hire UX
>>> people/designers...
>>>
>>> It would be great if you guys could provide me with some comments for
>>> the home page and maybe pointing things out with regards to the
>>> overall look and feel...
>>>
>>> http://75.5.31.10/staging/Demo/
>>>
>>> I greatly appreciate it!
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