Direct manipulation and personalized homepage

25 Apr 2008 - 2:44pm
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jcgrosjean
2008

Hi all,

I am interested in receiving any feedback on designing interactions for
personalized homepages (based on direct-manipulation).
Anyone involved on this kind of design project or involved in usability
testing ? (personalization / customization process)
What are the users feedbacks ?

Well known examples:
http://www.netvibes.com/
http://www.google.com/ig
http://cm.my.yahoo.com/?rd=nux
http://www.pageflakes.com/

More recently, http://www.bbc.co.uk/

and last but not least a corporate web site !
http://www.orange.com/

What recommendations can we make ? Do you kow other corporate examples ?
(actually my subject)
According to you, what is the most suitable interaction system ?

Regards,
Jean Claude GROSJEAN
www.qualitystreet.fr
Interaction design, Agility and Software Quality

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26 Apr 2008 - 8:14am
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

Hi,

We were considering doing this for our application, but decided not to
in the end. After doing some research and user interviews we found
that people really didn't use this feature very much.. it's more for
power users, and even then they only really use it on portal style
pages (igoogle, netvibes)...

Orange is the first example I've seen of a corporate site using a
configurable homepage, and it's not very good. The implementation is
not great.. the IxD isn't great (the indication of what happens when
you move a content block is terribly unclear)... and, the worst part,
I don't see the point. What do I get from rearranging the home page
widgets?

I really like this feature on portal sites though.. But in our studies
we found that only power users really use it.

Matt.

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 3:44 PM, <jcgrosjean at sqli.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I am interested in receiving any feedback on designing interactions for
> personalized homepages (based on direct-manipulation).
> Anyone involved on this kind of design project or involved in usability
> testing ? (personalization / customization process)
> What are the users feedbacks ?
>
> Well known examples:
> http://www.netvibes.com/
> http://www.google.com/ig
> http://cm.my.yahoo.com/?rd=nux
> http://www.pageflakes.com/
>
> More recently, http://www.bbc.co.uk/
>
> and last but not least a corporate web site !
> http://www.orange.com/
>
> What recommendations can we make ? Do you kow other corporate examples ?
> (actually my subject)
> According to you, what is the most suitable interaction system ?
>
> Regards,
> Jean Claude GROSJEAN
> www.qualitystreet.fr
> Interaction design, Agility and Software Quality
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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>
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26 Apr 2008 - 8:26am
Pieter Jansegers
2008

Ning, Multiply and Faithbase implementations for user adapatability are
quite fine.

You might get inspiration when manipulating one of these.

Pieter Jansegers

http://webosophy.ning.com

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