Users: Workshop participants include university faculty and professional staff with little to no familiarity with an iPad. Users may have used other mobile devices like phones, e-readers or tablets in the past. Reading level and diagram reading skills should be ranked as high.
Solution: These graphics were created to provide to first time iPad Users when they initially receive their device. Providing these graphics will help to break down what’s included with the device (a USB cable, charger, and a set of standard apps.)
The organization of the “Standard Apps” graphic proved to be a bit tricky. Users should walk away with the sense that all of the apps are equally important and separate from each other. Using the concept of chunking (as discussed on page 148), I arranged the app icons so that they were evenly spaced and recognizable. I also used chunking in the first graphic, separating the charger and USB cable so that they were close enough that they appeared related, but far enough apart that it apparent that they were two separate items. I also think labeling the two items helps to explain that they are separate.
User-Test: After having a friend review the graphic, he shared that overall he felt the design was strong and minimalistic. One suggestion that he had was to further increase the size of the app icons and move their labels underneath the graphics.
Changes I’ll Make: If I were to make any changes, I would increase the size of the app icons.