Published on March 10, 2014
The home page is dead Long live the home page By Derek Moore
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Entering in the side door • What percentage of traffic comes via – Search engines, e-mail, announcements – Social Media – Home Page
presentations guest speaker f2f element readings online quizzes assignment submission (dropbox) online element Course Site Home page
Cards as a guiding metaphor
Home Page Cards Present and highlight multiple parts of your course on the home page. Press Add+ to get started Trigger
Feedback Rules 1) I click add + 2) Fill in the heading and select the type of card 3) Press submit Then a new card appears
Trigger> Response > Feedback Let me repeat the pattern
I can follow use these rules repeatedly and another card type appears
Trigger: What happens if I click on the cross
Feedback: The card disappears when I confirm my decision
Rules 1) I click X 2) I’m asked to confirm 3) When I confirm the card disappears 4) And the cards are re-arranged
Trigger - An onscreen event that triggers the interaction Response - The users response to the trigger Feedback - The reaction of the computer to the users response Rules - The generalised rules developed by the user to explain this interaction
The interface should 1) Treat each widget independently, but be consistent 2) Allow the user to re-arrange the page, but also rearrange automatically 3) Optimise the layout according to the screen width
http://dropthings.omaralzabir.com/?Widget_to_Widget WIDGET Each of the cards are independent of each other but same rules apply to each block
http://mcpants.github.io/jquery.shapeshift/ SHAPESHIFT If I move cards around, the screen arrangement is readjusted to fit cards in optimally
http://masonry.desandro.com/ MASONARY The cards can move around so as to fit into the screen size
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