This is part three of my Uplabs Craigslist redesign challenge. You can read post one and two which cover some basic overviews of the Craigslist site as well as a Persona, Scenario, and Journey Map I will use today.
This is part two of my Uplabs Craigslist redesign challenge. Last time, I reviewed several of the pages of the Craigslist Website and identified some stumbling blocks as well as positive components. Next, I will build up some artifacts that will help inform the design process.
I decided to participate in the Uplabs Craigslist challenge. In short, they are looking for Craigslist redesigns as if Craigslist were released today. I find this particular challenge interesting because I think the design is simple and straightforward like old-timey newspaper postings. Doing anything that gets in the way of the ease of operation is a failure case. Another challenge that Craigslist has is that none of the content is managed by Craigslist, leaving the content unedited by a professional. This post will be a 3-part series leading to the final result.
Sometimes good designs can become great designs by rearranging the parts. I find that the best arrangement for tasks closely mirrors the way we do things without technology. The closer we match these experiences the easier our system will be to use. As a bonus, rearranging interfaces is typically pretty simple and low cost.
Things in your career and life don’t always go as expected. Maybe you didn’t plan, or maybe you had some assumptions about how everything would work.