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Stephanie Diaz
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Quality and thoroughness of human-use analysis and improvement suggestions

Reviewer 1:

It was great that you framed your analysis at the beginning by showing several different types of water fountains and highlighting which one you would be looking at in detail. Since this is something that is present in the MIT community, you could have indicated where we could find this particular type of water fountain in the MIT buildings so that we can check them out for ourselves! I liked that you showed pictures of a real user interacting with the device, but the pictures are dark and we can't even see the water stream in the first picture. Close-ups would have been helpful here. Including a quote from Steph to indicate what in particular was uncomfortable about the bend would have been useful. You mentioned several problems in the summary that were not discussed earlier in the analysis- it would have made more sense to include them earlier and discuss them in more detail instead of introducing new information in the summary. I liked the pictures you drew for the redesign- it really helped visualize your intent and the drawings were crisp and clear. Your note at the end regarding water pressure showed readers that you weren't just ignoring that aspect of the fountain and had put some thought into next steps required to analyze it!

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Reviewer 2:

This analysis checks off all the points, studying the user needs addressed, the expected user experience, the issues that arise from use, and lastly solutions to solve those issues. The introduction gives the audience an overview of what the website is aimed at. However, including a brief background on the product to present the context of the product's creation would have been a good addition. The research section highlights different types of water filters, which indicates the popularity of the product and the variety that is already offered in the market. A suggestion for improvement in this section is that since the author highlighted the different types, they could present the different features that enhance or detract from the user experience, so that the information can be used for the improvements section later on. The user experience and summary sections were very thorough with points that I felt were also "problems" about a water fountain. The quotes helped me visualize what users were feeling, the author addressed them well in the proposed solution. The redesign is innovative, but in the future it would be nice to include why the author focused on the two problems: height and the button so that the audience can be convinced of the importance of these improvements.

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Reviewer 3:

The analysis was thorough and thoughtful. I liked that both uses of the water fountain were investigated and reviewed. The user interviews could have used more context or evaluation. I also liked how a concrete solution to the problems was presented. Sketches were clean, but using the greyscale markers for shading can add a lot for concept sketching.

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Reviewer 4:

I like how you distilled the user needs into several concise and simple bullet points. I also like how you summarized the user experience after describing it in detail. It helped me understand it better.

When you're explaining the process of use, it would be helpful to include pictures to show the steps to the process that you are describing. Since you are showing two different scenarios with multiple steps, I think that would help reader understand.

In your Redesign section, you mentioned replacing the current awkward buttons with two buttons, you didn't explain the function behind these two buttons and how you decided where to put them. That left me confused.

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Clarity and presentation of human-use experience analysis

Reviewer 1:

The website definitely got the job done, but it wasn't as easy to use or consistent as I would have hoped. The links to go forward and backward are in an awkward location all the way at the bottom of the page and would be better a bit higher so they fit with the flow of the page. Additionally, it would be nice to have buttons on all the pages that would allow you to navigate to any other page instead of only being able to go to the next or previous page. This would help users of the website better understand the outline of the analysis and would work to frame/signpost their reading experience. There was at least one spelling mistake on the site ("Environmetnally" on the Research page), which combined with some weird spacing and the disparity in fonts for the main text and the links to get to other pages made the site seem less professional.

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Reviewer 2:

I think the analysis is well organized into different sections, making it very easy to follow. The reader knows what to expect from each section. Each section is very concise, and utilizes bullet points, for example when listing the benefits and problems of the product, when necessary. The presentation is mostly effective, where the font is easy to read. On the other hand, it may have been nice if the buttons to navigate through the different sections were on each section, instead of a back and forward button so that the viewer can easily go back to a section. Also, the green background highlights the words well, but it could have been slightly toned down, so that it is less striking to the eye.

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Reviewer 3:

Personally, I found the website a bit difficult to navigate, since you could only go forward or backward one page at a time. A navigation bar at the top of the page would have been useful. Also, the font of the links to change pages looks a lit out of place--it should be the same font as the rest of the text, or at least sans-serif. The green background was a bit overwhelming, perhaps a lighter or more dull color would have been less distracting.

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Reviewer 4:

I love the background color and its representation of sustainability and environmentalism.

Since this analysis has multiple components, causing you to split up the ideas in multiple pages, I wish your website provided a menu to navigate between the topics to allow for a smoother intake experience.

The pictures for the observation part should be made bigger.

Your website doesn't have any signature or unique identification to show that you are the author. I think you should proudly leave your signature somewhere so that it is clear to the readers.

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