Design Question

One question I have about our groups design is will the tab system really help bring peoples attention to the many features offered by google maps? It could be argued that, no it will not because people won’t see them right away because they are hidden behind the tabs, but I feel that the system will work since in order to do anything with the site the user will have to click on a tab, therefore revealing the many features available in that category.

I feel that our paper prototype study will reveal the answer to this question. Simply observing and noting how people navigate the paper prototype will tell us how effective the tab system is at bringing recognition to the features available in google maps. By asking the user to complete several tasks that use these special features we will be able accurately evaluate the tab system we put in place. I feel that the paper prototype will be a huge benefit in our research into altering google maps.


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