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CMU IDSA: IDSA.org redesign proposal!

Postby tarngerine » October 28th, 2010, 1:23 pm

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This is a digital short done for HIX and West Penn IDSA by Carnegie Mellon University's student chapter of IDSA. We look at the current IDSA.org and opportunities we see, and we move into a quick redesign proposal.

On October 22nd, CMU IDSA held a Critique Clinic for IDSA's website. 14 of us met in a room, threw the website up on the projector, and critiqued the design of the IDSA website. We then came up with a new navigation flow that we felt better organized the content, and drew up wireframes to explain our designs. Then, we created Photoshop mockups and compiled this video to explain our thoughts to you guys and IDSA!

The criteria of the competition was that the video was under 10 minutes, so we had to condense a lot of information. The deadline was also rather tight, so we weren't able to flesh out the design as much as we wanted to. However, we feel strongly that IDSA needs a new look and better organization of content, and hopefully this video will inspire some action.

Watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/16287171

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Thanks to:
Linda Dong (Pres, IDSA / Photoshop mockups)
Julius Tarng (VP, IDSA / Video editing, running the event)
Rachel Inman
Luther Young
Michelle Guarino
Eunice Chung
Ethan Frier
Brad Wong
Jason Wilkins
Joel Manalo
Vishnu Anantha
Sabrina Li
Jonathan Ota
Matthew Finder
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Re: CMU IDSA: IDSA.org redesign proposal!

Postby Sain » October 28th, 2010, 1:49 pm

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Wow, really impressive. Good initiative on your students chapters part.

We tried to get a submission to the HIX for our student IDSA group and it fell through. Maybe this'll give a bit of inspiration to our group and get us up and moving a bit more.

Thanks for sharing this.
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Postby IDiot » October 28th, 2010, 4:36 pm

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Nice initiative CMU IDSA!
Well done

Re: CMU IDSA: IDSA.org redesign proposal!

Postby tarngerine » October 28th, 2010, 7:04 pm

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Thanks guys! It was quick and unfortunately we're all super busy with schoolwork so we couldn't take it further. But it was fun!

Any suggestions for future Critique Clinic topics?

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Postby PackageID » October 28th, 2010, 8:58 pm

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Great job guys!!! This is the kind of action we need to change the way things are being done. We (myself included) complain a lot about IDSA, but how many of us actually do anything to change it.....Not many. My hat is off to all of you!!
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Postby MasterBlaster » October 29th, 2010, 8:14 am

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AWESOME! Listen to these guys IDSA..

Re: CMU IDSA: IDSA.org redesign proposal!

Postby NURB » October 29th, 2010, 8:21 am

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Overall, great work guys. Any chance of mocking a test site up for a closer look at the interaction? (I'm sure you guys don't have anything going on, right? :wink: )
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Postby linda_dong » October 29th, 2010, 8:31 am

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NURB wrote:Overall, great work guys. Any chance of mocking a test site up for a closer look at the interaction? (I'm sure you guys don't have anything going on, right? :wink: )


Haha yeah. The photoshop mockups were super quick due to the deadline, but I think doing a quick prototype using Keynote would be beneficial to explain the more specific interactions for the actual website. Stay tuned on that one.
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By the way, this was in this week's IDSA members newsletter:

• IDSA.org 2.?: Last week, a group of students from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) unveiled the results of their critique of IDSA’s current beta website. Their work focused on usability and navigability. It provides what we think is some great inspiration for the next steps of the site’s development. It also appears to be the first of a number of crits being generated via IDSA’s HIX section and some of our chapters. Following the lead of the Western PA chapter—who joined the HIX section to support the CMU project—IDSA’s Southern Ohio chapter is working on generating more input from ID students.

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Great Job, Very nice to see a strong proactive and helpful approach.!

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Postby tarngerine » November 4th, 2010, 9:27 pm

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Some of my fellow students were looking for the front page posting... but it's gone now? http://www.core77.com/blog/videos/carne ... _17746.asp

What happened?

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Postby yo » November 5th, 2010, 6:11 pm

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I'm not sure what happened, but I put it back.

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Postby tarngerine » November 5th, 2010, 6:27 pm

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Thanks yo. People were cooking up conspiracy theories over here.. haha

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