The main goal of this 4-month project was to redesign blogger.com's authoring and editing user interface. We utilized the contextual design process to develop a design concept based on user research data. This data included contextual inquiry analysis and modeling, heuristic evaluation, cognitive walkthroughs, keystroke-level modeling as well as think-aloud usability studies. I conducted and analyzed all these sources of data to create a new solution for blog authoring. Our design shifted blog authoring to the offline world in the form as a desktop application. This final design improved the user experience by better meeting user expectations, leveraging existing knowledge, appropriately separating mental models, and emphasizing data persistence.
4 months in 2007 for Carnegie Mellon University
Myself and 3 other team members