GOAL OF THE WEBSITE: Clearly illustrate test results uniquely using data visualisation.
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WHAT THE HOMEPAGE DOES:
• We are measuring tools based on speed and stability.
• We could be testing anywhere from 5 to 50 tools so whatever visualisation that is created needs to take into account these factors - this is very important.
Please take a very good look at the sample websites provided in this brief. These sites or infographics work very cleanly and clearly and help visitors to get the information they are looking for quickly and with ease.
• a description of the tool
• the tool's logo
• a "Pay" button that can be clicked. When a user clicks on the "pay" button it will open a Stripe window for payment (similar to what happens when you click on the "Donate" button on this page: https://freebrowser.org/en/).
Questions and answers. Please use filler text.
"TEST YOUR SPEED" call to action/ box:
– On the home page users will be invited to "test their own speed". When users click on this link they will be taken to another page (the second page in this project) where they will be invited to test their tool.
THINGS TO NOTE:
• Most people will be accessing this website using a smart phone - so how can this data be represented adequately both from a desktop computer and from a mobile device?
• We compare tools based on price, the tools could be free or they could be paid for. In the future we might add new datasets to our testing engine so your data visualisation needs to take into account any future additions.
You are welcome and free to add as many categories as you like in your design - we will not look negatively at any designs that may show what Circumvention Central could develop into in the future. Some of the future categories may include price, user ratings, number of error messages, number of servers, etc.
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"The GreatFire Circumvention Central Test imitates regular browsing by sending requests to the top ten most popular websites in the world (according to Alexa). This makes it more reflective of the actual user experience than most other speed tests. The test results are stored in our database and aggregate results will be made available to other users, thus making it easier for everybody to choose the best circumvention tool."
Users will have to answer the following questions.
– Answers will be chosen from a list of drop down list of predetermined answers and users will have to scroll to choose the correct one:
Q: Where are you located?
Q: What circumvention tool are you using?
Q: What platform (OS) are you using?
Please use filler text to fill in the predetermined answers.
After users have chosen their answers they can click on a button which will start the test:
"Start Test" button
– These should appear below the Q&A section and users will be able to see the sites that our testing engine is testing. Once the test is finished we will show two items:
Below these test results users will be able to "Toggle Details", then they will be able to see the actual tests being conducted.
Again, we are looking for an innovative and interesting way to show this data. It does not simply have to be bar charts or graphs. In fact, we will look negatively at designs and designers that show this data in this way. We are looking for innovative ways to show this data. What can you do to combine the test results with a graphical image that makes people understand if a circumvention tool works well?