Heuristic UX Evaluation - Gary & Barbara - March 10, 2008
Comments/Suggestions for Filtering (affect all the pager designs)
- Not sure the color change under the headers indicating the a filter has been applied is enough of a change to indicate this to the user. This may need something additional.
- Find button --> Search button - Search is a more recognizable term and used throughout the Internet
- Number of items / total number of items: Having this at the bottom right corner of table seemed less noticeable for user. We felt this should be moved above or near the Show # of items on page drop-down, see this image idea:
- "Back to All" - we felt this was adding the wrong cues in that the user might confuse it with the Back button on a browser. When in fact this button take them out of their filtered list to the original full list.
- Another idea is similar to what Google Mail does. Under the Search text box display the following:
- Filter: All, None, Name, Email, Role
- Black one indicates the current filter in use. Some Color change would be needed here to indicate the current one being used
Selecting a Pager design that has the most UCD properties
- a combination of design 1 and design 2
- where you have last, previous and next, last links as text over showing the first 2 and last 2 page numbers.
- The words place less cognitive load on the user when processing where they are in the pager. Easier to get to the first or last page with less thought involved.
- Also we felt that the page numbers shown should be a few before and a few numbers after the current page number. Current page number bolded.
UE Concerns - Design 4
- Design 4
with the where the user types in the page number we felt was not as user friendly a design as the other designs.
- First showing the page numbers instead of the input box is less clicking for the user, and seeing visually the page numbers gives a better sense of total scope.
- Seeing the numbers helps the user determine the scope in a more straight forward manner and less abstractly than the input box.
- We felt the Slider
was intuitive for users with alphabetical data.
- Including a filtering list below the slider
for the various alphabetical columns, would help the user select and know which filter is currently applied and a quick way to change filters.
- We also were thinking there might be a way to toggle between a conventional pager and the slider
- Default perhaps tot the conventional pager and have a link just after the pager "search by alphabetical" or something that if the user clicked, the slider control would replace the pager control.
- This would obviously need user testing to see if even desirable to users.