- Recap (ppt)
- Analyze interfaces and an application walk through
- Legalities (copyright)
- Your projects
- A List Apart – why might we bookmark this site?
- Cooks Illustrated – what are some tasks that might bring someone here?
- Houzz – and why would anyone frequent this site? what are they trying to do?
- Mary’s Place – what are the tasks here?
- Metro.KingCounty.gov – why do King County residents come here?
Some task resources/readings:
- Activity-centered design
- Mind Map User Tasks
- StackExchange UX discussion
- Task Analysis
- Task Analysis Methods
Examples from other classes
- Competitive analysis – ecommerce
- Competitive analysis – news sites
- Use personas to develop scenarios (a story that details a task) and then use that to compare music (band) sites
Note: competitive analysis requires that you have identified a set of tasks and you try to complete those tasks on each site. Success or failure?
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- UW Catalyst Box (4 missing, 1 was multiple files and thus not included, 1 was incomplete and thus not included – not seeing a lot of revising! Becca is on forum.).
Accessible here (password-protected page).
Let’s look at Carol’s (NFP), Jeremy’s (bricks-and-mortar), Joe’s (virtual place), Kathy’s (portfolio/service)
- Remember: target audience is not the same thing as a persona
- In order to do a competitive analysis, you must first identify your personas and their tasks. Then you pick a set of tasks and see how easy/hard it is to accomplish them at the competitor sites.
- Important: please include your first name as the first word in the document name; please include your full name at the top of the document; please include the project name at the top of the document.
- Before departing tonight, post-class thoughts on users and tasks.
- By 6 pm Tuesday, up to three things you’d like us to cover TH or MO – comment on THIS blog post
- By 6 pm Wednesday : post a draft of your revised wireframe – still high level / low fidelity / no color.
- Pitches are on Monday : each of you has up to 4 minutes.
- Final deliverable Friday 2/14 by 6 pm. Catalyst.
- No quiz on Thursday; quiz on Monday.