Hello GovLoopers –
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Judy Siegel and I’m a Fellow at GovLoop. I have a background in User Experience Design and Human-Computer Interaction and have been previously completed a fellowship at the DNC this past summer. I have also worked at several software companies designing websites, applications or both.
For the last couple months I’ve had the great opportunity to propose new designs for the homepage as well as the rest of GovLoop. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at analytics and talking to people about how they use the site, as well as receiving lots of input from Steve about the strengths and weaknesses of the current design. I’ve come up with 6 different designs and would love any and all input regarding them.
We have heard that GovLoop’s home page is very information-heavy and therefore not the easiest to navigate. We know that a lot of people like to follow various blogs or discussions about certain topics. We also want to encourage members to reach out to other members and invite their friends and colleagues to join GovLoop.
Check out the images below and comment on any and every detail. You can also email me at [email protected] with any questions. Lastly, we’re going to have a pizza and beer party at the office next Tuesday at 6pm (11/16) at our offices (734 15th street, nw, suite 500) for people to come check out the designs in person and also just mingle and enjoy free food and drink. Send me an email if interested – would love to have ya –
Thanks for reading!
Hot topics moved to the top; navigation simplified. Areas highlighted would be perpetual on every page.
Hot topics moved to top. Common user tasks presented in main body of page. Areas highlighted would be perpetual on every page.
Stories are scrollable. Areas highlighted would be perpetual on every page.
This is more of a introductory page that one would always see to login to GovLoop. Image at left would present latest stories and would be constantly changing. Meant to attract new users to the site and present information very simply.
A merging of designs 2 & 3.
Navigation by topic.