Abby Cracraft

RECOVERY

RECOVERY

RECOVERY

Branding, UX Research, UI Design, Prototyping

Branding, UX Research, UI Design, Prototyping

PROJECT STATEMENT

PROJECT STATEMENT

Using a co-operative design method, a UX study was conducted to identify a potential problem that Coloradans between the age of 18-24 may have had. The results came in that they wanted an easier resource that compiled recovery information for victims of a natural disaster.

This was of interest to the demographic due to a recent natural disaster that had struck Boulder, Colorado called the Marshall Fire a couple months before this study was conducted.

SOLUTION

SOLUTION

To create a resource that can be used by any generation or demographic to help victims of natural disasters find resources for questions and concerns involving federal, state, and government programs. The website aimed to give a better experience and to simplify the process of recovery from a natural disaster.

PROJECT STATEMENT

Using a co-operative design method, a UX study was conducted to identify a potential problem that Coloradans between the age of 18-24 may have had. The results came in that they wanted an easier resource that compiled recovery information for victims of a natural disaster.

This was of interest to the demographic due to a recent natural disaster that had struck Boulder, Colorado called the Marshall Fire a couple months before this study was conducted.

SOLUTION

To create a resource that can be used by any generation or demographic to help victims of natural disasters find resources for questions and concerns involving federal, state, and government programs. The website aimed to give a better experience and to simplify the process of recovery from a natural disaster.

Due to the size of this project, the main components of the cooperative research, high fidelity design, and user testing will be focused on. The preliminary research was done with cooperation from the demographic of Coloradans from the ages 18-24.

Many of the participants of the cooperative study came up with different issues that they had experienced. The most common one (26.4%) was to have a centralized location for resources towards recovery of a natural disaster, but there were also trends in skiing or winter sport related issues (20%), such as lodging or price of gear to do these activities. The other group with more than one response was in reference to social issues such as mental health (13%) or loneliness (13%).

COOPERATIVE DESIGN

By bringing in photos, distinct colors and a strong brand identity, it brightened up the design and gave it more room to breathe. The sizing of the pages became the main area of concern before this point, but as the high-fidelity designs began to take shape, the formatting became smaller and more consistent throughout the pages.

HIGH FIDELITY DESIGN

COOPERATIVE DESIGN

COOPERATIVE DESIGN

Many of the participants of the cooperative study came up with different issues that they had experienced. The most common one (26.4%) was to have a centralized location for resources towards recovery of a natural disaster, but there were also trends in skiing or winter sport related issues (20%), such as lodging or price of gear to do these activities. The other group with more than one response was in reference to social issues such as mental health (13%) or loneliness (13%).

HIGH FIDELITY DESIGN

HIGH FIDELITY DESIGN

By bringing in photos, distinct colors and a strong brand identity, it brightened up the design and gave it more room to breathe. The sizing of the pages became the main area of concern before this point, but as the high-fidelity designs began to take shape, the formatting became smaller and more consistent throughout the pages.

USER TESTING

USER TESTING

There was user testing conducted after the prototype was finalized that included users in the same demographics as the initial cooperative design form. This was done in person and had them follow a set of instructions to gauge how quickly they were able to navigate the page. After the test was finished they were asked their opinions on the design, layout, functionality and information presented on the pages.

The results commented on how logical the layout of the navigation, and the simplicity of the interface. Th

USER TESTING

There was user testing conducted after the prototype was finalized that included users in the same demographics as the initial cooperative design form. This was done in person and had them follow a set of instructions to gauge how quickly they were able to navigate the page. After the test was finished they were asked their opinions on the design, layout, functionality and information presented on the pages.

The results commented on how logical the layout of the navigation, and the simplicity of the interface. Th

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