UX DESIGN SURVEY: NACHO LIBRE

STRATEGY

1. What do you want to get out of your project?

Through this project I want to gain a better understanding for designing interfaces. I want to design something that is easy to use. I want to design a game that is simple yet well designed. And when I say well designed I mean that I want for my project to be effective. I want people to be able to recognize what it is. I want them to want to play my game and get excited about it. Through this project I also want to improve my illustration skills.


2.  What do your users want to get out of your project?

Entertainment. A good laugh. Something they will remember. Something that will make their day. Something that they will download on their phone… I want for them to enjoy playing the game. I want for them to get excited about the game and to keep wanting to play it. I want for them to tell their friends about the game.
3.  Who are your users?

My users are Nacho Libre fans. People who have seen the movie. People who appreciate the movie. People who can quote the movie.
4. How would you measure the success of your project?
The success of my project would be based on whether the user completes the quiz. If they do, that proves that I succeeded in my design. It shows that the app (the game) was easy to understand, they knew how to navigate from page to page.
STRUCTURE:

1. How can you divide your content into categories?

I will be dividing my content into categories by character interactions and relationships between characters. I will also touch on their physical features, beliefs and likes and dislikes. I will show all of this content as the game progresses and as each character goes through each round. Each round will relate to the film, Nacho Libre.

2. What sort of meta information can unite some or all of the content?

Most of my content can be organized through my character’s relationships with other characters.

3. Does your structure facilitate exploration?

Yes! My Lucha Game explores my characters and how they make decisions.

4. Would your structure support only 5 people? 100 people? 1 million?
I would hope that my structure would support about 100 people. I would hope that my game is successful and many people would want to play it. Whether that’s one person or 1 million.

SCOPE
1. What sort of functionality would your project need to be successful?

To be successful my project will need to show my character’s interactions between each other and their involvement with the film, Nacho Libre
2. What functionality would be nice to have?

Perhaps some light animation.
3. What is the primary content of your site?


The primary content of my site will be the text and visuals. The visuals of the characters and the text which will include questions relating to the characters and movie, character descriptions, character connections and relationships, and character similarities and differences.
4. What is the supplemental content?


Supplemental content may include character bios and the progression of the game (which will be relating to the story in the film).

 

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I don’t wanna get paid to lose. I wanna win!

The Six Degrees Of Nacho Libre

For this project I want to create a trivia game about the film Nacho Libre. I want for it to be humorous. The trivia questions will talk about the movie, movies facts, quotes from the movie, the characters, synopsis and other details.

Here are some screenshots of Nacho Libre in case any of you are unfamiliar with the film.

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Sketch Illustration Style VS…

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Flat Illustration Style

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& Typography!

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Similarities Between the Characters:

Many of them are religious

Each character stays through to their beliefs throughout the film

The character’s quirkiness

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Or instead of the question above, “What advice would you give to the orphans?”

Pinterest VS. Reddit

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Corinne Kunz, Ashley Turner, Eric Langs, Chris Lopez, & Sally Lopez

PinterestReddit

Reddit is made up of hundreds of sub-communities, each focused on a specific topic. It’s a communication site. It’s a news site, forum, discussion board. Whereas Pinterest is more for inspiration. Pinterest is where you go to discover new things and collect stuff you love.

Reddit has everything from politics to cute puppies. Pinterest includes Art, Recipes, Wedding inspiration, Fashion and much more.

The user experience is more pleasant on Pinterest. Where Reddit is more about the content.

There is so much content on Reddit that it is overwhelming and hard to navigate.

Reddit has it’s own jargon. Where Pinterest users go in looking for a certain topic. Whether it be inspiration for their wedding, a new recipe, or how to wear mint colored pants.

Reddit has a strong sense of community.

Both sites are about finding things and sharing them. Pinterest uses recycled images, things that already exist while Reddit uses content created by the users. On Pinterest folks are re-posting photos. Gathering and organizing them in their own way. And on Reddit it’s original content.

Both websites serve different purposes. On Pinterest you are required to make an account. They want you to follow people and have friends. They want you to gather photos and organize them and share them with the world. And on Reddit you are not required to make an account or follow people. Content is available for everyone to see.

Pinterest is more grandma friendly.

RATINGS FOR REDDIT:

Hierarchy:  4

Navigation: 6

Aesthetics: 5

User Experience: 8

RATINGS FOR PINTEREST:

Hierarchy:  7

Navigation: 8

Aesthetics: 8

User Experience: 8

Successful Designer Not So Successful Website

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Marc Eckō

http://www.marcecko.com/#/

Marc Eckō is the founder of a billion dollar global fashion and lifestyle company named after himself, Marc Eckō. He is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, investor, artist and philanthropist however his website (although it tries) does not reflect all of this.

1.  Diggin’ For Gold

There is too much to look at that one doesn’t know where to begin. There are lots of links and lots of images. There is tons of good information on his website, but it will take some time to find the exact information you are looking for, unfortunately.

2.  No Hierarchy

There is no hierarchy. When I first landed on the website I wasn’t directed to what I was supposed to click on first. And well yes, freedom is nice. in this case though, it was overwhelming.

3.  Limited User Control Over Scrolling

The interaction is not one-hundred percent responsive on the landing page. The horizontal scrolling feature on the landing page is bizarre. Taking screenshots was hard enough. More than anything, it was frustrating because the content would shift from place to place as I scrolled over the page to select the area of what I wanted to screenshot.

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4.  Hovers vs. No Hovers

There are no hovers on the images of his work but there are hovers in the footer. This seemed odd to me since the footer is less important than the images. The images (his work) should be the most import content of the website.

5.  No Coherency Between Links in Nav and Images

The white links that are on the top center underneath the home button don’t relate to the images below in any coherent way. Yes the links make note of what we are seeing below like how there is a white link for graffiti up top and we see the graffiti image further down.

6.  No Order Of Links

The links are in one order and the images in another. The white links begin with his Cut & Sew Fall Holiday collection and the images begin with the Fight For Your Rights campaign. That is, if you’re looking at the images from left to right.

7.  The Placement of the Home Link is odd

Next to Marc’s Logo you find the home link. I don’t like the placement of the link. I feel as though the designer should have spent more time thinking about other placement possibilities for the button. It just feels awkward to me. Especially since when you click on the links below the home link they take you to other websites, you never see the home button again. Maybe those links should open in new tabs instead of directing you to other websites.

8.  Missing Favicon

The website doesn’t even have a favicon, which I don’t know about you guys, but it bothers me when websites don’t have favicons. Favicons are extremely important for site recognition and branding. I was shocked that this website did not include one. Especially because of how successful Marc Ecko and his brand have become.

9.  Hard To Read Text
This is never a good thing. The text in the footer is crammed together which makes it hard to read. It needs more kerning. The text in the About Me also needs some work. It’s not pleasant to read.

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10.  Broken Links & Old Links
There are some broken links on the site which is no bueno. The Press link on the upper right hand corner is broken. And the Shop Ecko button (also on the right hand corner) needs to be updated.

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