Working hard through this week, generally team ArchiTek is keeping iterating and polishing the project.
Here is our URL: architek.etc.cmu.edu/
In detail: We met with John on Monday morning and designed a questionnaire for him. John gave us some suggestions: We'd better unify the style of navigation buttons Adding feedback such as audio or visual elements can be helpful, but it doesn't have to be audio. The buttons should be the same under different devices and resolution. Texts might be too small on mobile devices. We'd better add page numbers for the tips. Generally, John said that we were doing our best and had made a bunch of progress since halves.
Also, we met with Kristen this afternoon. After discussion, we plan to use a map of Pittsburgh instead of United States so that players will not focus on the same map for too long. Kristen offered us data about the number of children and the usage of fuel in Pittsburgh area, which is extremely useful for map three. In terms of map two, we attempt to provide three different choices for players based on various relationships between colors and classifications. Kristen allowed us to conduct a playtest at the end of her class on Tuesday. We plan to bring our new questionnaire and get several students after test to collect their opinions orally as well. Below is feedback from the class: Pros: Most students like our interface. Most students like the tips once they clicked on it. The story is creative. About 70% of the students agreed that this tool would helped them design better maps in the future. Most students understood the story in detail. Cons: The icon of "tips" , which is ignored by over 60% of the students is still not obvious. Several students consider the story took too much attention. Map design parts need to be optimized. Some students did not like the bouncing effect in storytelling part. Currently, some questions in map design part are vague. Some colors of maps look similar to the white background. The data of map 2 and 3 was not conveyed clearly.
Anthony dropped by and helped us with the context, which was an extra help more than we expected. We basically have finished building the whole function in this week. After week 13 we will get involved in soft opening. Good luck ArchiTek!