October 8th, 2009

Men’s Health

October 8th, 2009


Food & Wine.

October 8th, 2009

this shows the search results for our website.

tony paul hannah

October 8th, 2009

Eye-Tracking Session Schedule- First come-First Serve

October 8th, 2009

On Thursday, October 29th you will be receiving your eye tracking equipment training.  You will need to have a 4-5 images of your intended design ready for the session. Each training session will only be about 30 minutes long, and you will be in self-organized groups of 4-5 students (your tables again?).  As a courtesy, I’d like to stack  the appointments. Are any of the following 2 hour blocks resonable?12-2: Thursday: October 292-4: Thursday October 29th4-6: Thursday October 29thThese sessions replace your normal class session on 10/29, providing you ample time to work or shift your schedule.   Your 11/2 class session will be substituted with a self organized usability paper session or eye tracking session.Please respond as a comment to this thread. As a cohort, I assume most of you have similar class scheduling conflicts.  Again, it would be best if we simply put everyone in the same 2 hour block (4 half hour group sessions).  We will talk about this in class too.

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September 15th, 2009


Well… I like looking at covers of old comic books and stuff, but with image sites in general, I like it when there is an easy way to scroll through a bunch of pictures.  Like for example if  I could have clicked the first picture and continued to click “next” from picture to pictures therefore having an easy way to see these pictures.

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September 15th, 2009


I’m a big fan of because it’s easy for me to catch up on my gaming news.  They always have the newest things up on the front page, and if I want to search for content by system then that’s easy to use too.  On top of that I’ve got to say It’s pretty good looking considering the vast amount of information presented on the site.


September 15th, 2009 home page doubles as the blog so common visitors are able to see what had been added since last visit. once you access the main page there are only a few comprehensive links that bring you to thumbnail galleries. although nothing amazing this site gives its users what they want easily  with out having to search thru artsy crap.


September 15th, 2009 artists website. the work is amazing but the website presents the information in an odd way. it is hidden to the far right, 70% of the page is empty. the work is organized by when it was posted not categorized or present all at once.

Caitlin-bad link

September 15th, 2009 is a good site in that you can get a lot of information from it. However, the side has tons of different links and there are so many that what you are looking for might fall under many options, making it hard to find what you’re looking for.

Caitlin-Good Link

September 15th, 2009 site is nice because it carries a wide range of designers and links you right to their site. You can choose a category or shop by price, color, brand, etc. It makes shopping more simple b/c you can hit many stores in just one stop.

Bad Link – Anne-Marie

September 15th, 2009

The website I chose as a bad link for information architecture is called I’m not positive really what it is, however i know that sometimes when i am searching for something online, it will pop up and it says that it has what i need and then i click on it and it is really confusing.

Good link- Anne-Marie

September 15th, 2009

The good link that I chose for information architecture is a Pepsi website. Each section is labeled very clearly and it is east to find your way around the website.

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September 15th, 2009 hard to tell what the best website I’ve ever come across would be.  So this is the best one I’ve found today.  It is simple, but an interesting idea portrayed in an innovative way by an unlikely group of people.  Unlike most creative/design inspired sites, this site is about economics and economists.  How they get their ideas and where they do their pondering.  Interesting to think about what inspires me verses what inspires an economist.

Amy: good link_3

September 15th, 2009 History is like an art history textbook on the internet. It’s information architecture is very easy to navigate and lets you search by time, style, artist, themes, or you can search by key word in the search box. There is also a nice timeline on the home page where you can “explore smarthistory” and view images of artwork. I think this site is easy to navigate and does a good job communicating it’s information.

Amy: bad link_3

September 15th, 2009 site attempts to inform users about world history, however is unsuccessful because it’s information architecture is extremely confusing. There is a question mark button on the home page that tries to help you navigate and inform you where you’re supposed to click to find information. Even this is confusing.

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September 15th, 2009 chose this website because it makes it near impossible to find or buy any of their products.  When you first enter the site, it asks what language you would like: French or English.  Because of satisficing, I chose English and thought that I would be fine.  However, when I looked back at the very first page again I noticed the “country” option underneath the initial language bar.  “USA” was an option, but it was already too late for me as a user.  Not only was that not clear, the English website was littered with tons of French, and none of the links were showing in  my browser because I don’t have the latest Flash player.  Not even the contact page! You can not only not view the items, but purchasing, contacting, etc just seem out of the question.

Jen – Bad Link

September 15th, 2009 is a bad example of informative architecture.  There are links everywhere and it makes it difficult for the user to chose which way is the best to go in order to fin something.  Everything is the same color and size, which gets really difficult to look at sometimes when your trying to find what your looking for. 

Jen – Good Link

September 15th, 2009 This is a good example of informative architecture because it allows users to easily travel from one page to another with ease.  The information provided on each page is located at the bottom of the website, while still allowing each of the tabs for the pages to be viewed.  This allows for the user to easily return to the previous page they were on. 

Mike – Bad Link 3

September 15th, 2009 I chose this as my bad link because it is for an advertising agency I believe and the whole functionality and interactiveness was very frustrating for me. It is pretty cool that they have the entire idea of a grid structure that expands and contracts but is also frustrating because you can click on some images and then slightly move you’re mouse and then the image will shrink again. I think that it is also a little cluttered with too much imagery. There is also a navigation on the bottom of the screen…out of the way and hard to see. But they aren’t even links all they do is highlight the material that relates to that category on the screen. I wish they would link to another page where it just had that material. Overall its very creative but not so successful.