The aim of this module was to carry out Heuristic evaluations of existing products, which includes website, interfaces etc, come up with some re-design ideas and finally build a prototype.
For our group assignment, we selected the FAS website. This is an Irish jobseeker database website and we felt that a few areas could be improved. We focused on the areas including jobseekers and the process of search for and applying for a job from when the user landed on the FAS website.
When we had our requirements gathered, we started to paper prototype some design changes. This process let us choose the best layout and fastest route to get the user from the landing page to the jobseekers page and also create a quick escape route if the user clicked in the wrong place.
Our final screen based prototype was created using Drupal CMS. We then carried out Cooperative evaluations with 6 users of different comuter skills backgrounds to test out design.