- Comparative review
- Rapid prototyping
Two phases were conducted for the study:
Phase 1. Technology/System Review & Needs Assessment:
IE Lab compared Dr. Ferrier’s Media Innovation Space system requirements with existing systems functionality, interaction design, navigation, layout and aesthetics.
Phase 2. Sitemap & Wireframe Prototype Development
With direct input from Dr. Michelle Ferrier, IE Lab:
- Created workflows for the site: graphical representation of actions and activities of users on site
- Developed a basic sitemap for the site: important for understanding the content organization
Developed low fidelity wireframe prototypes for the site: generated wireframes to show page structure and content requirements for individual pages. (Design tools: Axure RP and Balsamiq software)
In Phase 2, the workflow and basic sitemap for the site were provided. Also, a low fidelity wireframe in Axure RP and Balsamiq software for five main pages were created.