5. interaction design basics

EXERCISE 5.9 [extra - not in book]

A commuter is waiting on the platform for the train.  There is a large display showing train times and destinations as shown below.  The commuter wants to get the Bath train, but finds it hard to scan across to see what platform it is on.  Suggest two possible ways to redesign the screen to make this easier.

departures board

answer available for tutors only

Alternatives include leading, coloured/greyed backgrounds on lines, or reordering the columns.


Other exercises in this chapter

ex.5.1 (tut), ex.5.2 (tut), ex.5.3 (tut), ex.5.4 (tut), ex.5.5 (tut), ex.5.6 (ans), ex.5.7 (tut), ex.5.8 (tut), ex.5.9 (tut), ex.5.10 (tut), ex.5.11 (tut), ex.5.12 (tut)

all exercises for this chapter