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How do we propose improvements on the new interface?
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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.
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Diana,

People from Project Management Com read what is posted here. So your comment will be viewed.

I agree that the contrast is difficult on some screens.
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Dear Diana:
Absolutely according to: "PMI should have remembered that the site users are stakeholders that needed consultation"
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The purple color jumps out nicely, but the rendering of the text font is poor. Maybe it's the "glaring white canvas."
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What is the important thing for you to participate? The interfce? Or the comments and answers that becomes into interactions?
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2 replies by Diana E. A. García Sánchez and Luis Branco
Oct 10, 2019 11:36 AM
Diana E. A. García Sánchez
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Could you make your question a bit more defined? Please. What do you mean by participate? Participation with the site, the PMI, the community inside the site? And, just participate or to engage?

The interface, as part of the platform, would be the means to interact with the site, with the community, with other users.

Meanwhile, the comments and answers do becomes a way for the users to interact between them as much as debate and contribute to topics.
Oct 10, 2019 11:59 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Sergio Luis
I think both are important
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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 :)
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1 reply by Diana E. A. García Sánchez
Oct 10, 2019 11:42 AM
Diana E. A. García Sánchez
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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.
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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.
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Folks -

I've sent a note to Marjorie regarding the concerns raised in this thread, so I'd expect she will respond shortly.

Kiron
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Hello all,

Thank you for your feedback. While there are no immediate plans to offer viewing options or allow users to view the site with the old branding, I'll pass along the feedback.

Please remember that this is the initial launch. Any accessibility issues will be logged and passed on to the team for consideration.

Thanks!

Marjorie
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2 replies by Diana E. A. García Sánchez and Karl Twort
Oct 10, 2019 11:02 AM
Karl Twort
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Thanks - as we all know, accessibility should be considered a critical task on web design.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/201...-court-disabled
Oct 10, 2019 11:47 AM
Diana E. A. García Sánchez
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Thanks.

We really hope there are accessibility and usability tests and solutions sooner rather than later.
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Oct 10, 2019 7:59 AM
Replying to Marjorie Anderson
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Hello all,

Thank you for your feedback. While there are no immediate plans to offer viewing options or allow users to view the site with the old branding, I'll pass along the feedback.

Please remember that this is the initial launch. Any accessibility issues will be logged and passed on to the team for consideration.

Thanks!

Marjorie
Thanks - as we all know, accessibility should be considered a critical task on web design.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/201...-court-disabled
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1 reply by Diana E. A. García Sánchez
Oct 10, 2019 11:55 AM
Diana E. A. García Sánchez
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That was an interesting article. Other countries do have legislation regarding usability too.

To not make this too long. The The World Wide Web Consortium does have standards and recommendations for accessibility https://www.w3.org/WAI/fundamentals/accessibility-intro/ , and for something in USA there is even a government is organization for accessibility. https://www.usability.gov/what-and-why/accessibility.html

It would be interesting to consider a topic discussion or even a webinar for possible legal consequences about accessibility in projects.
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Oct 09, 2019 2:49 PM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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What is the important thing for you to participate? The interfce? Or the comments and answers that becomes into interactions?
Could you make your question a bit more defined? Please. What do you mean by participate? Participation with the site, the PMI, the community inside the site? And, just participate or to engage?

The interface, as part of the platform, would be the means to interact with the site, with the community, with other users.

Meanwhile, the comments and answers do becomes a way for the users to interact between them as much as debate and contribute to topics.
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