[ECODP-dev] Feedback on proposed designs

Darwin Peltan darwin.peltan at okfn.org
Tue Jul 23 13:11:31 UTC 2013

Dear Norbert,

Thank you for sending the revised designs last week. John (our user
experience specialist) and I have been looking at this and have some
suggestions for slight changes that we feel will make the designs clearer.

With this is mind please see some revised versions attached.

I have described the main changes below.

Dataset page
* Separated the visualisations from the other resources.
* Removed format labels from visualisations
* Added an explicit download or visit page button next to each resource as
appropriate for the type of resource
* Made the resource box the same width as the rest of the content

Publisher page
* Reintroduced the count of the number of datasets from this publisher
* Moved the title to be above the search box so it's more obvious that you
are searching this publisher

Search results page
* Reintroduced the number of search results
* Included search term next to count of results

Thanks also for the suggestions on the homepage. Unfortunately even with
those suggestions we are still going to get quite big variations in the
lengths of the columns meaning that things will not line up exactly as
shown in the mockup. We have no control over the content in the
introduction and the same content will obviously be different lengths when
translated into different languages. The same issue applies to the dataset
titles, some of which will wrap onto two lines etc. Whilst we could
truncate these after one line I think this is bad as the dataset name is a
key bit of information when you're scanning the page.

One approach would be to make the boxes a fixed minimum height to allow for
some variation. However this would mean that there could be quite a lot of
space between the last item and the border at the bottom. Having the
borders around each box will emphasises this so our recommendation would be
to remove the borders.

John and I Look forward to your feedback.



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