UX CRAIGSLIST REDESIGN
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> Redesign Craigslist with focus on usability.
> Secondary focus on security, legitimacy and accountability.
> This project was for a UX design class.
> I was the lone ranger on everything from start to finish.
> Modern design elements and a different layout will improve the usability of Craigslist.
> Providing a list of benefits to encourage users to create an account will lesson their apprehension of dealing with strangers.
> I wonder if the site can be updated for better usability via function and visual design? In order to understand this query better I will create a digital prototype for a minimum of 3 volunteers. This prototype will be tested by users alongside the original site. Users will be asked to give feedback about the prototype and original site so that I may compare and contrast the qualities they found successful or unsuccessful. I am hoping to discover that visual and functional changes will improve the usability of the site, encouraging active users to visit more frequently, create trust for those skeptical about the current site, and prompt nonusers to visit the site and use it successfully.
> Create an account on both Craigslist and the prototype.
> Find a lawn mower for $100 or less and contact the owner expressing interest in the ad.
> Initially there was a weakness on the Craigslist international homepage. No option to type in a location/zip left users having to find the link to a specific location.
> Creating an account contasted on the sites because Craigslist sends you a link and you have to check your email to complete the process .The prototype had a secure server and allowed users to instantly join.
> After searching for “lawn mower” on Craigslist, all 4 users scrolled through the gallery images looking for a price. No one attempted to refine their search until getting frustrated with scrolling. Finding the filters wasn’t easy either. The only filter any users filled was the price filter. All others were glanced over as if they weren’t filters.
> All users agreed the layout and style of the prototype was more modern, clear and trustworthy.