Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tweaking the Idea

Coming back from semester break, we realized we had a lot of small tweaks to the system to make the interaction more intuitive.
After much thought, we decided that it was important to have some sort of indication of the level of a user's investment. Today, in a world where everything is fast, we do not think as deeply about things, mainly because we feel that we do not have the time.
We decided to use a user's interaction level to indicate the extent of their involvement, and through that, calculate the weight of the total votes. It makes no sense for one who chose to read the issue, watch public opinion and shoot video of his thoughts and someone who chose only to vote should have their vote carry the same weight.
In practice, we decided that some have measured the amount of time the user is interacting with the product, once it starts to consume the information until the moment when he chooses to vote. Time indication will be the extent of involvement.
In addition, we realized that it is important that the user go through some sort of process while interacting with our product, so that it is clear that there is a beginning, a middle, and an end. We decided to paint the floor around the track with the Board, the user marks where the process starts and where it ends.
So we thought back to the metaphor of a voting booth that you are going through a process, after which you vote on your choice.
We thought about adding a small printer at the point where the interaction begins. The user gets a piece of paper that continues with them throughout the entire process.  At the end of the process, the user can vote by inserting the paper into the voting slot, which will be part of the pillar.

The following is a drawing of our idea (bird's eye view)

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