For semester 2 in User Centred Design, I have been grouped up with a class mate to re-design a website considered bad user centred design, to make it user friendly. This project is based more on the usability and the utility of a sight, that makes it user friendly over the actual design itself. The usability of a web site is important when it comes to making profit and marketing you’re company. This project will benefit me greatly, because it will teach me how to think deeper about the usability of a site, and how to make it friendly for the user/target audience. It will also make me understand the importance of working with others when it comes to creating a web site.
The class mate I have been grouped up with is Alistair Kenyon-Brodie, his blog and work is linked into his name.
On the first day when me and Alistair received the brief, we used Tom’s planner to plan out how long this project is going to take us to finish and also break up the brief and decide which areas we would individually cover, we also decided that each Monday is a feed back day, so we could talk about our ideas and talk over our research.
And here are the areas I will be covering during the research period of the time scale.
To Be Finished By The 9th
(Read) Steve Krug – Dont Make Me Think
(Read) Don Norman – The Design Of Everything 1& 2
Look into good and bad websites
To Be Finished By The 20th
Look Into Anti Gun Laws
High Noon Holster Background Research
Look into other Southern American Thematic Websites
To Be Finished By The 23rd
Southern Fonts Research
27th – Feed Back To Each Others Research
To Be Finished By The 2nd March
Designs To Be Finished By
Draw Two Designs – 6th March
Discuss and Compare Designs Based On Research – 9th March
Re-design On Discussion – 13th March
Discuss Re-design – 16th March
Wire Frame & Mockup-Final – 16th March
Discuss Final – 16th March
Write Up About Things We Both Like & Disliked About design – 20th March
Discuss Design So Far – 23rd March
Final Design – 3rd April
Correction Day – 6th April
Colors & Fonts Correction – 10th April
Discuss Final Changes – 13th April
Set-Up Invision – 20th
Discuss & Make Power Point & Evaluation – 1 Week to finish