ZILLOW SITE MAP ANALYSIS

A sitemap is a way to create a graphical representation of a website that depicts its information hierarchy. They offer a way to visualize the website’s structure and the interconnections between various pages and sections (Babich, N. 2019). Creating a…

C.A.R.M.E.L HEURISTICS OF ZILLOW

Kaniasty’s CARMEL Guidelines  The CARMEL guidelines are inspired by Nielsen’s usability heuristics, but incorporate knowledge and standards that have emerged since Nielsen’s principles were published over 20 years ago, including best practices for accessibility. Consistent visual styleThe design follows branding…

BARRIERS TO ACCESSABILITY

ELEVATOR PANEL The accessibility concerns surrounding the elevator button panel are numerous. The button layout deviates from the standard, typically, elevator button panels position the “hold open” and “close doors” buttons at the bottom for easy access. However, in this…

HUMAN FACTORS CRITIQUE: ACCESSABILITY

Triptych image of a modern bathroom: left shows a toilet with white and gray tiles, middle is a closed wooden door, right displays a black backpack hanging on a hook against a bright orange wall.

Airport Bathroom A bathroom typically serves as a private space for individual personal hygiene and sanitation, it provides all of the necessary and essential environment elements for bodily functions and self-care.  Strengths Looking at the picture of the airport bathroom…

A FEW WORDS ON FRITTS LAW

Yellow background with three cursor icons pointing to labeled targets. two cursors point to "target a" and "target b" with paths labeled "d1" and "d2," respectively, and another cursor points to "target c" labeled "d1.

Paul Fitts was doing research in 1954 on human motion when he discovered that “…the time required to move to a target depends on the distance to it, yet relates inversely to its size (Interaction Design Foundation., 2023, October 20).”…

THE GESTALT OF ZILLOW

A screenshot of the zillow website featuring a map loaded with property listings marked by red icons. the map focuses on a coastal area. on the right, several property photos are displayed with prices.

Here is a little research I did about Gestalt Principles being used in the design of Zillow’s website. Turns out they did take a lot of the principles into consideration and here are some examples: Figure Ground: The listing photos are…

SNEK WEEK #6

WRITING EXAMPLE: SNEK WEEK #6 Snek Week Vol. 1, Issue #6 is out now. I wrote this one as well as part of working on Snek Week. You can read it here.

SNEK WEEK #5

WRITING EXAMPLE: SNEK WEEK #5 Not only can I draw, but I’m also not that bad of a writer. Here is an example of some copy writing, the Snek Week Newsletter #5. This week Snek investors should be excited as…