Capstone Blog: UX Design Improvements | Progress Report #2
Posted on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 19:49
Most recently, I've been hashing out a plan for some sort of guided walk-through tour of the Open Eggheads website, as one simple, yet effective, means of improving the user experience (UX) design of the site.
Sites that implement such walk-through tours often have more in-depth documentation available elsewhere on the site, either contextually and/or in a centralized "Help" section. However, the walk-through tour provides a much-needed defense against users who may be initially unclear on how to use certain features, but who don't yet want/need to delve into a more verbose "Help" section on the site.
For the Open Eggheads site, users will make heavy use of the easy-to-use, yet potentially initially unclear, Panels in-place editor (IPE) that comes bundled with the Panopoly base distribution upon which Open Eggheads is being built. This IPE is first and foremost visible via its primary toolbar that appears on the bottom of any given page.
IPE toolbar, as it appears on the Open Eggheads site