PetSmart Website Redesign
Date: Fall Semester 2003
Tools:
  • Goal Oriented Design
  • Norman's User Sequence Model
  • Shneiderman's eight principles
  • Cooper and Riemann's principles
  • Price and Price's writing techniques
  • Iterative Design Process
  • User Testing
  • Rapid Prototyping
    Team Members:
  • Iris Rivera
  • Dustin Kirk
    Deliverables:
  • Production Project (.doc) 3.0M
  • High Fidelity Composites
    Links:
  • PetSmart.com
    Contact:
  • kirkd@alum.rpi.edu

  • The Project
    The production project redesign evaluates PETsMART.com and provides a redesign of specific components of the site. The basis for the criteria used in this evaluation, corresponds to the design principles developed by Ben Shneiderman, Price and Price, Cooper and Reimann, and Donald Norman. The purpose of this report is to evaluate how well the developers of PETsMART.com have taken into account the fundamental approaches to interfaces defined by the above experts. The outcome of this document provides the developers of PETsMART.com a suggested conceptual design that this team feels meets the fundamental design principles required in developing a robust ecommerce solution.


    Outcome
  • Completed analysis using models & guidelines discussed in class.
  • Became more familiar with guidelines by putting to them to practice.
  • Completed user testing and utilized iterative design process.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness of design processes and design guidelines
  • Designed new shopping cart functionality in the process.
  • Project received max credit from Professor Krull


    Deliverables:
  • Production Project (.doc) 3.0M
  • High Fidelity Composites


    Links:
  • PetSmart.com