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The problem segments are
learnability, efficiency, intuitiveness and memorability.
The balance of text heavy & picture heavy elements
Unregulated titles of posts & messages
Alphabetical prioritization over all locations
Undefined cursor hovering interactions
Navigation in the internal website
Absence of component based hierarchy
Absence of recommended search options
to understand the users learnability on interactions.
Wizard of Oz Experiments
through paper prototypes to understand the users micro attention and navigation.
Initially felt confused whether he was required to fill in his location on the homepage, since it is an overpowering feature.
He was unclear whether he could totally skip a section or leave a value unfilled and proceed further.
He was confused on how to return to the homepage and suggested we add a cross button and show how his contact information will be displayed.
He did not particularly notice the ‘top 3’ choices feature but did not feel interrupted by them. He however suggested that we have the ‘for sale’ category first as it is the most popular one on Craigslist.
The user immediately started playing around with the filter buttons, also verbally saying that these were always the first things he would set before shopping online. He suggested we add more filters such as ‘sort by price’.
He suggested we add the exact location if available on the map. It might be more comfortable for him as a user to know which page he was currently operating within
Reiterating the navigation
Reiterating the flow of screens and navigation after the paper prototype testing. The updated flow keeps in mind the comments of the users and their observed behaviors.