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Ben Gray
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Quality and thoroughness of human-use analysis and improvement suggestions

Reviewer 1:

Hi Ben! This is a very interesting topic for a human use analysis. I love cooking, so reading your report on these two types of electric stoves was informative for me! Here are a few of my comments:

-Your writing on the first page is a little redundant, especially in the first paragraph. For instance--these two sentences: "Everyone has seen, used, or interacted in some way with a stove. You have seen your parents cook on the stove, you have used it to boil water, you have worked in a kitchen." say the same thing. Choose one or the other. Also, as a reader, using the second person is a little off putting--its like you're telling me that I have done something, when I may not have, its making an assumption about what the audience has experienced.

-Nice storyboard on the "experience" page--it was a good medium for walking readers through the controlls.

-Making the assumption that "most users are accustomed to" a gas stove is a generalization that I am not sure is true. Next time, do some research on this--I just did a quick google search and found a few articles that have statistics on this.

-How much longer than a gas stove did it take the electric stove to heat up? Is this the case for all electric stoves? Research here would have been nice to solidify your claim.

-One pain point you mentioned was the non-intuitive layout of the knobs in relation to the burners. This did not get addressed in the solutions page--in fact you added the same non-intuitive knob layout in (what I think is) your put together image of a new stove idea. I wish you had addressed this pain point in your suggested redesign!

-I wished you had included more stove use information. How many stoves are there in your entry? How often are they used? Which type is used more than the other based on your observation? Also, what kind of cooking do people use them most for--oven or stove?

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Reviewer 2:

I really enjoyed the layout of highlighting and describing the different features of the stove top because this led to a clear analysis on when these features were not intuitive and did not work well together. For instance, the temperature nobs not indicating which heating element was turned on. You nicely summarized the good and bad elements of the user experience but a little more analysis that explains what part of the design led to these good and bad experiences would be very helpful.

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Reviewer 3:

The introduction of the 2 types of stoves were very clear and easy to understand. The pictures and storylines for cooking with each type of stove were really great and your explanations were really helpful to me to later understand the problems with each strove. The key takeaways were also very great for pinpointing the main advantages and disadvantages. I really enjoyed reading your friends' opinions on using electric stoves. They made the problem more relatable to me. A lot of them mentioned the same issues which you proceeded to analyze. I liked how you picked just the big 3 problem with electric stoves and offered thoughtful solutions to them. The solutions you offered seem very thoughtful but also easy to integrate to current electric stoves.

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Clarity and presentation of human-use experience analysis

Reviewer 1:

Your website has is getting there in terms of layout and readability! Its pretty responsive, which is nice considering that we didn't need to make these responsive. I do have a few improvement suggestions though:

-My first comment here is that the text has very big font but it is really packed together, so it was difficult to read. Try playing with the line spacing on your big chunks of body paragraphs!

-There are a lot of fonts going on here--try and stay consistent, it is easier for the eye to parse one consistent font across a page/site rather than multiple.

-The "next/previous" options at the bottom of the page were a nice touch, and well utilized. I found myself not using the drop down menu at all.

-On your stove features slide, the number labels on the images are a little hard to parse--I cant tell the difference between what 4 and 5 are pointing out.

-Your opinions slide is fun! I really like the whimsical images. Some are huge and others are small though, which in my browser is causing some weird text alignment issues. Try and keep the general sizes of your pictures consistent here--like you did on the experience page.

These changes would definitely help parse out your information even more to give readers a better experience with your human use analysis!

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Reviewer 2:

The images in the walkthrough experience could have used colored circles or some sort of indication so it was easier to see what element of the stove that step of the experienced was focusing on.

Website was organized well and intuitively. Would only recommend fixing the spacing of the text(add space between lines) to make it easier to read.

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Reviewer 3:

I really liked your website. It was very simple but aesthetically pleasing and very organized. The pictures you had of stoves with labels for each element, and pictures of you using the stove were very helpful in understanding your topic. The website was also very easy to navigate.

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