SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] RE: Interesting Interface
Re: [Sigia-l] RE: Interesting Interface
There are multiple ways of delivering your message and if you want your
brand remembered in a very short-attention-span environment I think these
are prime examples. The interface plays a double role. The unusual format
raises interest and entices the user to stay put and explore further. In
some cases further than you would have without.
On 5/16/05 4:30 PM, "Amy Silvers" <asilvers_at_vml.com> wrote:
> Seth Earley wrote:
>> Criticism and cynicism aside, these are very creative and at
>> first glance
>> interesting. Agency.net has actual content management
>> applications behind
>> the scenes driving what they are doing. Clearly these bring
>> a new level of
>> artistry to UI design, but is there more than initial
>> entertainment value?
>> Not sure.
> I have to agree here. Visually, these are enticing sites, but I kept
> feeling like I wasn't hitting all of the right rooms or buttons or
> whatever widgets to get a complete picture. At Agency.net (which I
> thought was the best of the four, though the room metaphor seems a
> little bit tired to me), it took me a while to figure out what was
> where, and I got two different screens each of the times I clicked on
> the Contact link. The gas station metaphor at Pixel Gasoline is very
> appealing and clever visually, but I got very little sense of the
> company's capabilities (on either the French or the English site), and
> the "samples" (which I expected to be actual samples of work) were more
> baffling than explanatory. Matthew Mahon's site had the least intuitive
> navigation of all, but it was great fun to explore; since he's a
> photographer and not selling marketing or agency-type services, the site
> model seemed more appropriate for his work than for a corporate site.
> All in all, though, I'm not sure any of these interfaces would make me
> more inclined to hire one of these organizations than a more
> straightforward interface would.
> The Tracy Locke site is a little less bells-and-whistles-y, but I
> thought it struck a better balance between textual information and
> visual dazzle than any of the more "innovative" sites. (I couldn't get
> to the intriguingly named dontclick site, which is apparently overrun by
> Amy Silvers
> Experience Architect
> When replying, please *trim your post* as much as possible.
> *Plain text, please; NO Attachments
> IA 06 Summit. Mark your calendar. March 23-27, Vancouver, BC
> Sigia-l mailing list -- post to: Sigia-l_at_asis.org
> Changes to subscription: http://mail.asis.org/mailman/listinfo/sigia-l
When replying, please *trim your post* as much as possible.
*Plain text, please; NO Attachments
IA 06 Summit. Mark your calendar. March 23-27, Vancouver, BC
Sigia-l mailing list -- post to: Sigia-l_at_asis.org
Changes to subscription: http://mail.asis.org/mailman/listinfo/sigia-l
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6
: Tue May 17 2005 - 09:45:07 EDT