Design 1:



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Evaluations and Critics:

  • There is no navigation bar/menu which users can use to easily navigate to and from different categories of a resume.
  • The video tutorial on the main page is a wonderful idea.
  • A central home/account page takes account users that may want to create different versions of a resume for different types of jobs. This user account page also gives a user feedback that there information was saved in different formats.
  • This prototype appeals to different users: users who want one resume, users who want a CV and resume, users who want different types of resumes with different templates.
  • The biggest problem we discussed with this prototype was the ease of navigation.



Design 2:



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Evaluations and Critics:

  • From the implementation point of view, this prototype is not difficult to implement. The structure of the prototype and the order of the tasks selected by the user is efficient, and is not confusing to the user. It is consistent with the original design idea and its tasks assigned earlier. Meaning, that the user is able to create a resume/CV, do a search and publish the resume through Terp Connect.
  • The obvious problems with this prototype is that the users hate to enter their major, GPA and information every single time, and even with the option to save that information and retrieve it was not accepted by the users. They would rather just enter that information when they first sign up.
  • Another issue was in the process of creating a resume and entering the information, the only option available was ”next”, which can be annoying to the user. The solution to this problem is to add a “back” button for the user to be able to go back and edit some information, rather than just continuing to the last page to edit.
  • When a system walkthrough was performed, this prototype was not hard to follow and each task was clearly labeled. The prototype offers easy reversal options, like the option of editing the resume if the user would like to change anything. Moreover, the option for deleting the resume/CV is available for the user at the main account page.

Design 3:



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Evaluations and Critics:
  • Good combination of log-in page and registration page. Users will not need to navigate to another page to register.
  • Navigation bar on every page allows user to find every page easily.
  • Extra page included for uploading an current resume (option not included in project scope).
  • Limited or extra fields for majors, minors, activities, or skills. This will confuse system users not know if they are required to fill all boxes or will not be sufficient enough for one seeking more fields. Allowing a "add another" button will solve this problem and give users flexibility.
  • Overall, there is good design and page flow but no page for viewing previously created resumes or saved account information for future reference.


Design 4:



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Evaluations and Critics:
  • No central navigation menu to easily get back from the non main page
  • Different questions/information fields for different types of resumes is a good idea
  • Design is rather simple, no pictures or anything
  • Because of the simple design would be easy to implement
  • No username/password login system for peoples resume' to be saved or remembered.
  • Overall it's a rather simple design, but lacks some features that may be necessary


FINAL DECISION:



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Decision Explained:

  • We felt that all of the prototypes designed by the members of the group had a unique aspect, so we chose to combine these aspects to create our final prototype.
  • We added a navigation bar/menu for ease of navigation.
  • The video tutorial on the main page was a wonderful idea, especially in a time in which users want their information presented to them quickly.
  • The central home/account page on "Design 1" was a wonderful idea that we chose to keep. This will allow users that may want to create different versions of a resume for different types of jobs. This user account page also gives a user feedback that there information was saved in different formats.
  • This prototype appeals to different users: users who want one resume, users who want a CV and resume, users who want different types of resumes with different templates.
  • The "resume viewer" is on a page with the template. This results in ease of navigation.


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