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    Week 5 - Toward A Better Design - 1 Week 5 - Toward A Better Design - 1 Presentation Transcript

    • Observing and
      Critiquing Existing sites
      Toward a Better Design
    • Lecture Concepts
      Focus on designing a web site
      Observe and critique existing sites
      Develop key design concepts and guidelines
      Provide important details on designing readable text
      Sketching and prototyping a site design
    • Lecture Objectives
      Understand how existing sites incorporate key design concepts
      Learn how to apply guidelines for good site design
      Learn to use the following tools to create eye appeal:
      Color
      Balance
      Alignment
      Other tools
      Become aware of the process of sketching, prototyping and testing your design
    • Observing and Critiquing Existing Sites
      Before designing a site – look at others
      Analyze how they achieve the objectives we’ve discussed
      What could they do better?
      Analyze many sites in order to be better informed
    • Observing and Critiquing Existing Sites
      Sites to analyze:
      An existing site from the organization (the one you’re designing for)
      A site from a competitor
      Site from a parallel organization (if you manufacture boats, look at autos)
    • Observing and Critiquing Existing Sites
      Analysis of each site should focus:
      Display of information
      How does the site display text, images and video?
      How does it incorporate sound?
      How does it display lists and tables?
    • Observing and Critiquing Existing Sites
      Analysis of each site should focus:
      Navigation through the site:
      Whose site am I looking at?
      Where am I in the site?
      What else is available?
      Where should I go next?
      How do I find what I am looking for?
    • Observing and Critiquing Existing Sites
      Analysis of each site should focus:
      Choosing and finding:
      How do I select items to view?
      How do I search the contents of the site?
      What kind of site map is provided?
    • Observing and Critiquing Existing Sites
      Analysis of each site should focus:
      Communicating the organization’s identity:
      How does the site use color?
      What kind of distinguishing font is used?
      How is the company logo displayed?
      What design features are included?
    • Observing and Critiquing Existing Sites
      Analysis of each site should focus on:
      Feedback and interaction:
      How are forms used?
      Are discussion forums provided?
      Are chats available?
      Are there other forms of feedback and interaction?
    • Observing and Critiquing Existing Sites
      After you’ve answered these questions for sample sites, use them to determine how you will handle these issues in your site.