Add your comments below for feedback and suggestions for the Sundance Cinemas redesign presentation.
Here are some good examples and resources for web site redesign.
Good Designers Redesign, Great Designers Realign (A List Apart)
Awesome Recent Website Redesigns (Web Designer Depot)
Top 10 Biggest Website Redesigns of All Time (Freelance Folder)
CNN Redesign Deconstructed Article (Web Designer Depot)
Blog post about the NPR.org redesign
37 Signal’s 37 “Better” Project, lays out several redesign ideas with a usability focus
Imaginary conceptual redesign of Google search
Imaginary conceptual redesign for Craig’s List (Wired)
Here are some behind the scenes of The NYTimes redesign
Redesign of the Expression Engine site
Group Site Redesign Project Milestones
- As a team, confirm final site selection for redesign project (ASAP)
- As a group, divide responsibility for researching this organization‘s site, including
- Organizational history
- Target demographics
- Include sample personas
- User needs/how visitors use the site
- Include a written scenario for what a typical user experience might look like.
- Competitor sites
- Include competitive analysis
- Strengths and weaknesses of existing site
- Visual strengths & weaknesses
- Functional strengths & weaknesses
- Basic site map for existing web site structure
- This is a simple diagram showing how site content is organized
- Begin working on wireframes for a redesigned version of the site
- Create wireframes for 3 page types including home page
- Wireframes are simple depictions of how page content is blocked out, but don’t show what the actual design will look like
- Group research presentation and wireframes due Thursday 4/24. You will have 10-15 minutes as a group to present your research and proposed wireframes.
Groups for Final Project
Please make sure you have contact information to coordinate with your fellow group members!
Group Site Redesign Project
For our final project for this class you will work in small groups to redesign a website for an existing company or organization. Before being assigned to a group you will individually research at least 3 existing sites that you think would make good candidates for this project.
Criteria for potential client sites:
- May be either a non-profit organization or a for-profit company.
- Must be a site for a mid-size to large organization (annual revenues of around $1M or more)
- Must include a shopping cart/e-commerce function (either for an online store, donations, etc.)
- Home page includes some kind of dynamic/constantly updated content
- Current site has at least 10 pages.
Prepare a PDF file with screen shots of each and a paragraph for each site explaining some ways you think the site could be improved. Also include a link to each site from the PDF file.
Due Thursday, April 16.
Project 2 Milestones
- Final chance for in-class feedback Thursday, 4/10. This class will also be a tech session for
- Final presentations of mobile apps Tuesday, 4/14. Please refer to the PDF file below for details of final deliverables.
- Project 2: iPhone App Final Presentation
Happy Spring Break!
iPhone App Project milestones due Tuesday, April 8:
Revised digital comps due for on-screen critique, including
- Revised App Icon
- Splash Screen
- Home Screen
- Minimum of 2 Additional Screens
Combine into a single PDF file for in-class critique.
Project 2 Milestones due Tuesday, 3/25
- Complete first draft of app UX diagram (using “Gliffy” or similar tool)
- 5 “tight” icon comps (in color)
- Prepare to present on-screen in PDF format