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Sami Yamani
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Quality and thoroughness of human-use analysis and improvement suggestions

Reviewer 1:

Its very thorough and the experience is very well outlined. You understand it very well.

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Reviewer 2:

I like how you thought thoroughly about the actual intended user. You thought about their backgrounds and language abilities and age, and that is very comprehensive!

Good job with conducting multiple interviews with people. I think it's great that you got multiple inputs and got to hear different thoughts.

I like how you talked about how garbage cans encourage people to throw away all of their trash, but I suggest you to do more secondary research about how much waste doesn't currently belong in the recycling and biodegradable bin. If you back up your problem with some statistic, then you can strengthen your argument.

I like how you took 2 pictures of the content of the bins at different times, but in terms of actually making a point, I think you should design an experiment more intentionally. Look at how the conditions change throughout the day, how much time are people spending in front of the bins, how many of them actually make an effort to sort, and following with them and ask them about their decision process and what was their pain point.

When you describe a trash bin to be "overflowing with recyclable containers" just by taking a superficial snapshot of the opening of the bin, this makes me doubt your conclusions.

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Reviewer 3:

What I liked?

(1) A really interesting and relevant topic that required human-use analysis. I personally sometimes struggle with the recycling bins at the Lodbell hall as I eat my lunch there every day.

(2) Good comprehensive user analysis was done which involved personal experience as well as other users from diverse background to capture the elaborate user needs and experiences. Going into specifics of how user's background, native language, and demographics affected the use of recycling bins.

(3) Going the extra mile to collect evidence to prove that the current recycling setup is not working as intended and specifying the reasons behind them.

(4) Making clear note of what are the benefits and shortcomings of the current recycling setup and addressing those to improve it

Potential improvements/recommendations

(1) Your solution and recommendations are specific to the food vendors in the Lodbell hall. Think about people who would get their lunch as take-outs from other food vendors inside or outside MIT. For example, people might get their lunch from a food truck or Saloniki's and eat it in the Lodbell hall. How would they go about recycling the takeout containers which are not from Lodbell food vendors? Different food vendor uses different types of container shapes and material to pack food - the users might get confused with the food vendor specific recycling bins and throw them haphazardly in any one of the bins. This would not allow the recycling system to be 100% free of errors.

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Reviewer 4:

Your analysis was very thorough. I liked that you introduced your own experience with the product under study first and then expanded to other people. It was also great that you explained why the product has a wide range of users because this helped me see why using English words as part of the product is a problem. Your observations were thoughtful. The only thing I would say, is that I am not sure using this product is easy for North Americans as you claimed (I am speaking from experience). Interviewing a wider range of users might have helped (your range was pretty wide but you interviewed mostly international users). Your redesign was clever but I am wondering if it would cause problems for users who bring food and other items from home or other places of campus to eat with their friends in Lobdell. Since your design is tailored to those who purchase items from the vendors in Lobdell, the users mentioned may get confused, and throw everything in the trash. Overall, I think your assessment was well done.

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Clarity and presentation of human-use experience analysis

Reviewer 1:

The clarity and the presentation are very good. It follows a very logical order.

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Reviewer 2:

I ran into similar issues so I am guilty of this as well, but some of your text was converted into weird symbols when my browser, Chrome, parsed it. It is most likely because of your use of the symbol '. In the future, you should test it in different popular browsers and anticipate this problem.

In terms of reading flow, I wish that you added a button at the end of the page to allow the reader to click and go to the next page, as opposed to scrolling all the way back up in order to get to the next page.

-spelling error in experiences, "corners"

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Reviewer 3:

What I liked?

(1) The content is clear, concise, and easy to read. The font style, font size, and font color of the website is simple and easily readable. The website works well without any issues and easy to navigate.

(2) Very good use of pictures and sketches to communicate the concept ideas, problems, and observations. This really helps read to discern the information smoothly.

Potential improvements/recommendations

(1) Minor things - make use of test-align: justify HTML attribute to wrap the text evenly between the margins. Justified text gives your document clean, crisp edges so that it look more polished.

(2) Images - align the single images in the center of the webpage to make it more presentable and make the webpage look uniform

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Reviewer 4:

Your website was very clear. I liked that you included a menu bar at the top because that allowed me to see the titles to all parts of your projects from the start. I also liked the "Back to the Top" button at the bottom of every page because it saved me from scrolling back to the top, which can be annoying. The flow of information was logical (Home, Experiences, Benefits vs. Problems, and Improvement Suggestions). Your pictures were very helpful, especially because not everyone remembers off the top of their head what the recycle bins in Lobdell look like. Your drawing and explanations of the new design were easy to understand. Overall, you did a very good job with clarity and presentation.

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