Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Organization Task Analysis

Organization: Windex - Glass cleaner - SC Johnson

Definition

Windex is a SC Johnson company and it's a line of products for cleaning glasses.

Goals

With the product line of Windex, SC Johnson is placing its as the best product to clean any glass or shiny surface free of spot.

Services

Windex is provided under different fragrances and embedded into some other material like sponges and wipes in order to provide versatility in its usage. It is cleaning product, that in addition to cleaning also get rid of bacteria or germs and provide pleasant flagrance

Target

SC Johnson is looking to make of Windex as a household brand indispensable for cleaning inside and outside the house. To accomplish it objective, Windex is available everywhere and the product is created with regard to allergens so it can be user friendly to every member of family and community.

Tools for users

On the product's website an automatic process click and select to answer consumers questions can help find a specific type of Windex based on desired usage.
The company maintain its edge in the surface cleaning industry by continuing to develop Windex products and responding to every day challenges by adapting to the needs of consumers.

Website Argument

Good Design

1- Google Search

Google Search is the ultimate web search engine. Putting its efficiency aside, Google Search has a very simple and effective design with a good sense of minimalism. On the lading page, you know it is simply question to type or speak into your microphone if installed by clicking the microphone icon and your search result are immediately displayed. Anybody can use it and there is no constraint to access Google other services.

2- WordPress Org

WorPress.org utilizes a very attractive modern design of a landing page that tells visitor everything you need to know about the product. Visitors are encouraged to get the product by a strong call to action button.

Bad Design

1- Bing Search

Bing Search is a another product from Microsoft that is a great search engine as well. If you get used to it is quietly a strong competitor to Google Search. However its landing page's simplicity is over killed due to the addition of a colorful background that make it difficult to read the navigation links and is very distracting to users.

2- Zencart

Zen Cart looks simply outdated compared to similar product. It has no esthetic appeal. The main navigation can easily lead users away from the getting the main product.

Usability Report

Website to be analyzed: http://www.cssmania.com/

Introduction

CSS Mania is a gallery of Websites that separate design and content which are mostly built using XHTML/html5 & CSS without Tables. It was created in 2004 as a section for a blog and launched in 2006 as a standalone website. It is not only a collection of great websites submitted by like minded designers, but it also provide inspiration and knowledge to developers and help businesses to keep track of the online presence of their competitors by following their trends.

In despite of a group to conduct the usability report, I will do it myself by examining how easy is it to use the website and get the information it is intending to offer. All of these through a series of tasks like understanding of the site objective, depicting a product (a submitted design in this case) and learning as much as possible about it, finding and navigating through the website, etc..

Executive Summary

In general, CSS Mania is a great website that really showcases good designs as intended. Since it was practically a website now managed by league designers for other like-minded, only few links were redirected elsewhere to cover for unavailable targets and one aspect of submitted websites' link was confusing to me. In fact I was expecting the images of submitted websites and their title under to point to same page or have have something that clearly indicate otherwise.

Methodology

In order to perform the usability testing of CSS Mania, I looked at:

  • What a first timer could grasp on the landing page? - Finding information on Home page
  • How organized the website information is? - Keeping track of location on website
  • Can users easily self guide their search for information? - Accuracy of predicting which section contained the information

Examining the above questions will lead me to answer eight subjective measures bellow:

  • Ease of use
  • Frequency of use
  • Difficulty to keep track of location
  • Learn ability - how easy it is to learn to use the site
  • Information facilitation - how quickly I could find information
  • Look & feel appeal - does homepage make me want to look further
  • Site content - would I continue to visit the page
  • Site organization

Evaluation Tasks

    Landing page
    As a first visitor can I visually understand what the website is about?
    Listing of designs
    Are the designs listed with possibility to find whatever my interest is
    Submit a design
    Check out if as a designer can submit my work

Results

CSS Mania is a great website that showcases designs from other professionals. I could pinpoints the main objective of the website during my first visit. I was able to filter the design based on my interest without design limitation from the developer. The website was able to grab my attention and eager to learn more, but I was not satisfied about the full story and origin of the website.

I notice few missing information on the website and the developer did tried to hide or replace broken target, but fail to satisfied my curiosity.

Ratings

Rating on the scale of 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree).

    Intuitive design : 5
    From the landing page I could immediately understand what the website is about after due to headers and display of images.
    Ease of learning : 4
    I could learn about the website by simply visiting the different top navigation links of the menu
    Efficiency of use : 5
    It was extremely easy to perform the three advertised tasks of the website; browsing designs, learning more about each design and rating each, and submit my own design to the gallery.
    Memorability: 5
    The website has a straight forward naming of links that describe the tasks in a real world. Therefore, I could remember every aspect of the listing and navigate straight to where I need to be to my find information I am seeking.
    Error frequency and severity : 4
    Due to some outdated links was not able to find corresponding content for those links and the most annoying error was where to find the link directing me to rating and reviews instead to the design own url.
    Subjective satisfaction : 5
    I was breathtaking to see all the best design in one place and the website has become a source of inspiration where i can find every topic in timely fashion.

What I Like, Dislike, and my Recommendations

I love the website overall, but I did not like that the project was halted and crucial details are missing about on the about page. I wanted to know more about the original creator.

Conclusion

Without question this website was built by innovators in design and they have applied all trending with effective result. I like all aspect of the website to the exception keeping it up to date because no new design has been added since February 2018. I would love to see someone continue the gallery and trace the original developer.