Help me improve PB's navigation in Site Updates

  • Sept. 30, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
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Hey everyone,

I love this time of year. The weather’s starting to get chilly, and pumpkin flavored everything has taken over (if you’re in north america ;) ). If you have any suggestions for Mochi sweaters, do let me know.

I’m excited to introduce a friend of mine that I’ve brought on board to help me out with some research work. Her name is PJ, and she’s an aspiring UX researcher. I’ve been mentoring her for the last six months, and she’s excited to meet all of you and work on the site.

I’ll let her introduce herself:

Hi Everybody! I’m PJ (or Pajamas, to suit these cozy autumn evenings), and I’m a mentee of Josh and Mochi. They’ve been teaching me about UX research for the past six months and of all the endeavors that Josh has introduced me to, Prosebox is the one that really struck a chord with me. One of the reasons that I want to do what Josh does is that his work helps people, and Prosebox is the epitome of that. The other reason is that I think it will bring me closer to getting a pup of my own. Either a shiba inu or a pug, I think.

You seem like a wonderful community and I can’t wait to be a part of it.

Clinking hot chocolate mugs with tiny marshmallows,
Cheers!!

[takes back the mic]

Awesome, thanks PJ!

So, the exercise we’re going to have you do is called “card sorting”. You’ll be taking a list of items (in this case navigation links in the menu) and grouping them in a way that makes sense to you. After that, you’ll give each group a name and that will be the name of the dropdown. That’s it! Just a heads up, though – it unfortunately will only work on a computer since you need to drag and drop.

After a week, we’ll take a look at the results and hopefully have a solid way forward. We’ll also be running a second survey to verify these results shortly after.

We’re both excited to see what comes out of this research – the navigation is something I’ve wanted to work on since I took over the site. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Take the survey
(should take 10-15 mins)

mochi

<3,
-J


Last updated October 01, 2019


Katren...In Conclusion September 30, 2019

Say what?

woman in the moon September 30, 2019

This was fun.

GypsyWynd September 30, 2019

Done!
Welcome, PJ!! 😀
smooches to Mochi

FitLadyDi October 01, 2019

All done! Hi PJ!

Teflon Superhero October 01, 2019

I gotta just ramble into the wind a moment. But Runescape released a bank rework today, and I've spent most of my day organizing my bank in an MMORPG, losing my mind.

I came here and it's "organize the drop down menu" and I...twitched a little bit.

But I did it! It's organization day for everyone!

^..^Kat October 01, 2019

Done! It was worth it to see another picture of Mochi at the end. :)

Adira October 01, 2019

I will do literally anything for a Mochi pic ;)

Firebabe October 01, 2019 (edited October 01, 2019)

Edited

DONE. (I love me a good Sorting.)

Interestingly enough, a couple days ago my neighbor (who works for Gartner) and I were discussing UX design and how helpful sorting exercises can be in the process. I should tell him that participation rates would go up if they also included a pic of Mochi at the end. :D

And PJ, what you need to get is a mantis shrimp. I mean yeah, you have to have a specially made tank that's a foot thick to keep them from shattering the glass, but you'll be the only person at the party WHO HAS A MANTIS SHRIMP.

Brakeshoe Bob October 01, 2019

I'd like to participate in the survey LOL Plasma Physics for me I guess Sort this rename this..sorry

White Rabbit October 01, 2019

All I have to say is my Shiba Inu is love and life. He is everything. Get one. Get one now. Never look back and love that little doggo hard because he/she will love you harder. lol

Soliloquy October 01, 2019

The adorable Mochi pic at the end was definitely worth it :)

fidget October 01, 2019

Took me a while to understand what was going on, but done!

Marg October 01, 2019

I started doing it on my phone but then saw what you said about the pc - however I was on the iPad later and I was able to do it no problem on there :)

josh Marg ⋅ October 01, 2019

Oh that's great to hear! Maybe it works better on phones than I thought. Thanks Marg!

GypsyWynd josh ⋅ October 02, 2019 (edited October 02, 2019)

Edited

I don't know about phones, but it worked fine on my kindle fire tablet.

PseudoSuperhero October 02, 2019

Little late to the punch, but I just completed it! Thanks to you both! Mochi is the cutest!

Muffin Princess October 03, 2019

Done.

cricket_factor October 05, 2019

Done! And we were rewarded for our efforts!

Mr. Mofo October 06, 2019

I am wondering if Mochi gets a few modeling gigs here and there?

josh Mr. Mofo ⋅ October 06, 2019

Mochi has signed an exclusive modeling contract with Prosebox

Deleted user October 12, 2019

Hi so I was trying to explain how to add photos to entries to a couple of users ( i link from facebook ) but I tried to bring up the PB FAQ page and it no longer exists ( https://prosebox.wikispaces.com/) is there a new page

InHisGrip October 14, 2019

Done :)

auburn_girl October 15, 2019

Probably too late ... but I just finished it solely so I could see the picture of Mochi. :D

josh auburn_girl ⋅ October 15, 2019

It's a good one!

Camdengirl November 14, 2019

any update on this?

SelfPartnered November 20, 2019

New person here. I love most things about this place, especially the whole entries vs books and all that to keep your stuff in order, but as for navigation issues, I only see one area so far that I'm not really liking: The comment area, I always find myself hitting the "Comments" button the top right, then "comments received" and from there you have to find out where the new comments are.. maybe I'm just not used to this layout or anything but i don't see it being very navigational friendly for new people like me (started today). I don't understand how I can't just see the new comments only so I don't have to sift through anything or where they replied to my reply and stuff like that. again maybe I'm just not used to it and it's all just new to me, but from a new person perspective, that's all I have. I love everything else :)

CountingStars January 03, 2020

Is there a way to make it so the banner about getting a subscription doesn't pop up if you've already purchased one? It's not a major issue but sometimes an annoyance. Thanks for all you've done!

Mr. Mofo January 24, 2020

Dude are you okay? Where did you go?

josh Mr. Mofo ⋅ January 27, 2020

Hey thanks for checking in! Has been a REALLY busy few months, but look for an update this week.

Displaynamebetterwork April 20, 2020

One chief and a million indians...good luck

Anaiss June 27, 2020

Hi - I'm wondering if there is an easy way to go back and change all (or multiple) entries that were formerly public or "members only" to another status - "friends only" or "private"? Thanks!

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