Our Business Cards

July 9, 2008

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the rest of the scenario

July 8, 2008

Scene #6   Yen-hui receives SMS

Description

Yen-hui is walking somewhere. Suddenly, her mobile alarms and she looks mobile phone screen.
She manipulates mobile phone and looks the information of properties. After that, she makes phone call to landlord(Daisy). She talks something.(after talking, nod head and hangs up)

Narration

She receives a SMS from mob-housing service.  She can sees the information of properties and makes appointment immediately.

Background

Somewhere(street?)

Scene #7   She’s got a new room

Description

Yen-hui goes to Daisy’s room. She uses her mobile map for getting there. In Daisy’s flat, Yen-hui looks offered room and talks with Daisy. After talking, they agreed with contract. Everybody is happy.

Narration

Finally, Yen-hui find out a new room via mob-housing service. She thinks mob-housing service was really useful and she is going to tell her friends about this service.

Background

Daisy’s room


Version 2.0 on our server

July 7, 2008

http://maimm.arts.ac.uk/~fmp78c/version2_website/index.html

http://maimm.arts.ac.uk/~fmp78c/version2_mobsite/index.html
As the product is still being programmed, so on the login page the user needs to click on ‘>’ instead of the login button to go into the next page.


Video scenario draft

July 7, 2008

Video scenario

 

Scene #1   Yen-hui comes to London

 

Description

Yen-hui is walking on the street

 

Narration

Yen-hui is a student of University of the arts London. She came to London 2 months ago. She has been sharing a room with her friend so far, and now she wants to get her own room.

 

Background

Crowded street(ex. Piccadilly circus)

 

 

Scene #4   What Daisy wants

 

Description

Daisy is talking with her friends

 

Narration

Daisy became a year 3 student last month. She is living in a 1 room studio flat in Elephant & Castle and has been living in there for 5 months. She feels current home is a bit large and the cost is expensive. So, she wants to save living cost by room sharing.

 

Background

University

 

 

Scene #3   Yen-hui looks for a new room

 

Description

Yenhui is using the computer. She searches property websites and after seeing some property information, make phone call to somewhere. After calling, she gets disappointing.(sigh)

 

Narration

She is looking for a new room, but it is not easy. It is hard to find a suitable room to her and she has found that good rooms are always gone too quickly. Since she decided to get a new room, she spends too much time in front of her computer everyday.

 

Background

Yen-hui’s room.

 

 

Scene #4   Using Mob-housing match making service

 

Description

Daisy is using the computer in her flat. She types something.

 

Narration

She wants a female flatmate who is friendly and in a similar course with her. Also she wants non-smoker and with no pet. Now, she has found out Mob-housing service and thinks it is useful. She registered with the service and offered her flat.

 

Background

Daisy’s room

 

 

Scene #5   She has found out Mob-housing service

 

Description

#1. At the university, Yen-hui is talking with her friend. The friend talk to her about mob-housing(showing a mobile phone).

#2. She sits in front of computer. Mobile phone is near the computer. She connects to mob-housing.

 

Narration

#1. One day, she heard about Mob-housing service. She wants to use it.

#2. She connected and activated Mob-housing service.

 

Background

#1 University, #2 Yen-hui’s room.


usability test result 04/07/08

July 6, 2008

Opnions from users

 

User 1   Thai, female

 

Findings

l  She did not understand priority system

l  Sometimes she does not want to give her phone number. She need it is reliable and how it works.

Difficulties

l  Putting information : no multiple choice

Suggestions

l  Changing weekly rent fee option : min – max

l  Year option is too many – ridiculous

l  In some fields, she need more flexible options(ex. Multiple choice)

l  Language box : she want text input box

l  Consistency of colour : too much difference of colour between pages

 

 

User 2   Chinese, male

 

Findings

l  He wrongly understood priority system. Option name(high, medium, low) is not clear.

Difficulties

l  Overall, he did not feel particular difficulties of using

l  His English skill was not so good, thus it was problems. His problem was understanding names of fields rather than using them.

Suggestions

l  He thought main page was too simple. He suggested put some pictures of furniture to main page

 

 

User 3   Thai, female

 

Findings

l  She understood priority options as quality

Difficulties

l  She did not make sense for priority system

Suggestions

l  She felt there is too much information in option page. It was too complicated, thus she wanted make it more simple.

 

 

User 4   British, female

 

Findings

l  She was confused about sign-in and log-in functions

l  She did not understand ‘study subject’ option

l  She understood our title text(statement) as menu because it located at left side and the mouse cursor changed to hand shape

l  She understood priority system, but she doubted if it is necessary

l  She thought visual design is not attractive because grey and black are boring and uninteresting colours

Difficulties

l  She felt difficulty in some options because there are no ‘any’ options

Suggestions

l  Name field : she needed to make partition as first name and last name field

l  She needed ‘any’ option in some field(ex. House type)

l  The option names of priority system should be changed – (ex. Important)

l  She needed much more options on subject option(ex. Business…)

l  She thought that roommate’s characteristics is more important than study subject

l  Need furnished – unfurnished option

l  Add taxi option to transportation

l  In sending massage option, she suggested AM PM option

l  She need a detailed explanation page before main page

l  She suggested title text : ‘A flatmate match making service on your mobile phone’


Our prototype on college’s server

July 4, 2008

This is the website

http://maimm.arts.ac.uk/~fmp78c/website/index.html

This is the mob site

http://maimm.arts.ac.uk/~fmp78c/mob_site/mob_index.html


Flow Charts of our web and mobile site

June 30, 2008