user experience

Ripening FreshDirect

desirabilityQuick-UX provides for the rapid, simple and quantifiable assessment of a product’s User Experience (UX). In answering the question of Desirability, “Do I want to use it?” the sub-category of Aesthetics is one of frequent discussion, especially in that latest wave of online products and how they handle content presentation and interaction.

Today, in the same spirit of Quick-UX, let’s take a quick look at an Internet product with an Aesthetic value of 1.

Example: Incomplete (value = 1)

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FreshDirect, enjoying an Aesthetic variable value of 1, is faced with a difficult challenge of presenting a great deal of information in a simple and enjoyable way. The product does very well in providing for a clean, minimalistic, and enjoyable experience, but would benefit from greater interaction with the mouse (and user), as well as transitions to improve the overall Desirability of the product.

There are many sections of the website that would benefit from more-obvious, more-visual mouse-overs – the menu bar and initial navigation section being two of them.

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Over the course of this series I am providing real-world examples of Aesthetics values…

Clean, Sharp, Pleasing, and Enjoyable (value 2)

Incomplete (value 1)

Overload (value 0)

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Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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