About the new interface for the site, I will start by saying I dont really care about the logo. However, I do care about how the interface of the site dropped in it's usability/readability.
The past interface, with a darker set of colors were easier on the eyes and better for reading and navigating, as much as for identifying and separating sections of the page's layout. Yes, the layout may not have changed much but because now everything is a glaring white canvas it's harder to navigate and to tolerate remaining in the site for any sustained period of time. And if it's bad in PC, its even worse in mobile and just absolutely horrible at nights or early in the mornings.
At the very least there should have been a new 'Display options' for the users to be able to choose between the old and new colors, and/or a night mode.
I was searching around, but there does not seem to be any way to suggest this either. PMI should have remembered that the site's users are stakeholders that needed consultation. Saving Changes...
UX is certainly an important component, but a, content is Sergio stated, content is still king. I understand where you're coming from though, as with some sites, there is an option for viewing using the new or old UI. PMI wanted to push the new brand. This was the direction they chose.
Honestly, I don't even remember what the old site looked like :)
1 reply by Diana E. A. García Sánchez
Oct 10, 2019 11:42 AM
Diana E. A. García Sánchez
Content is king as long as there is access to it. Accessibility problems cause problems for the users to access it. There may be great articles but if you cant read them entirely because your eyes start hurting then the user is probably going to skip it and go to any other more comfortable source.
I understand the wanting to push the brand thing, but doing so without testing or doing usability/accessibility tests , more so towards stakeholders was not the best.
I have to say there are some genuine accessibility issues here. Running the site through an accessibility tester has highlighted issues on contrast which users with impaired vision may struggle with. Saving Changes...