User Friendly/Visually Appealing/ Simply better ways of showcasing news/upcoming events

25 Mar 2009 - 4:08pm
5 years ago
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Hi everyone,

I am working on a clinical research site "Engage"
( which works at matching volunteers interested in
clinical research to research studies at the University of Michigan.

If you look at the home page, you can see that we have a section on
News and upcoming Events which is basically a list ( 2 items)of the
latest news and upcoming events. On clicking on a news item, it takes
you to the original news page and on clicking on an event, it takes
you to the calender showing all events for that month.

Is there a more user friendly/visually appealing way/ better way of
doing this? Is there like a design template/pattern for something
like this? Are there examples where people have handles this
situation differently?

It would be great if you could also lead me to resources which could
help me in this regard.

Thanks so much,
- Aalap


26 Mar 2009 - 9:07am
Phillip Hunter

A couple of quick suggestions to think about. 1) Make these a right hand column, and 2) shrink the graphics and put each in the box title space, which will give you more room in the actual news list to make it more readable.


26 Mar 2009 - 9:58am

Thanks Phil,

I was also thinking what the implications would be if instead of a
list of events, we showcase the first upcoming event in more color
and detail. We would then have one event in focus as opposed to a
list of events. Would that make it more appealing?

Any thoughts?

- Aalap

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