Monday, July 26, 2010

Week 2 Homework

MM2201 Assignment for week 3:
You will begin with your example of a difficult interface. Make sure it is a three dimensional object, not a digital or screen interface. If you need to, you can find a new object.
Redesign this interface to make it more easily usable. Utilize the feedback from the class when possible; analyze where the assumptions were made in the original design that made the interface a difficult one; try to minimize the number of steps required for completion; try to make the interface self-evident where possible, or at least self-explanatory.
· Begin by analyzing the goal(s) of the interface. What is this thing supposed to accomplish for the user?
· Then on to thumbnail sketches (of course).
· After sketching out several concepts, then take your strongest idea into Illustrator (or Photoshop if you’re more comfortable in that program, but Illustrator is recommended) and draw up a comp of your new interface idea.
· In a Word document, write the steps required by the old interface to accomplish the goal(s), and the steps required by your new interface. If there are particular assumptions that made the old interface difficult, then include how you addressed those to make the interface easier to use.

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