I have created the interactive data visualisation to show the movement germs.
As for this design, I wanted to keep it quite simple as the germs were the main focus.
Overall, we feel the crit went well, we were able to meet the requirements of the brief as well as have a working interface to present to our peers.
We did have a few suggestions on how we could improve the layout interface and what users may learn from looking at the way in which the interface could be improved is through the layout. When selecting an arrow on the right of the first page, it moves across the screen when selecting the next page. I feel that this inconsistent with the design and may be an annoyance for the user.
Another part of the interface we would like to change is the germs that we designed as illustrations. Both my peers and I feel that it removes a level of accuracy for the user, which stops them learning from so much. To resolve this problem, we will use the images taken when gathering data and implement them within the design.
Finally, another educational feature that our peers thought would be interesting is by an understanding of the germ is showing through text. We would like to add a section which tells the user what changes there have been on each day as well as combining the form and elevation, which is currently in the design.
— Two days later–
We have implemented the feedback we were given to help improve our design:
We have repositioned the layout as well as widths of images. Secondly, in order to add an educational element, we have created a ‘What is Happening’ section to inform the user of recent developments of the germs. Thirdly, we’ve given further information about how the germ was formed by specifying every time the location or object was touched. Finally, instead of using illustrations of the germs, we have used a real-life image of the germ to give more accuracy. Although this created an improved educational element to the interface, I feel the design suffered due to this change, especially the image of the germ.