The job was to design a sequence of web pages where a user will be able to log in and reserve a conference room, I set my goal to make the user interface friendly and easy to navigate.
The following questions were asked to get a better sense
Client’s reply: To maintain confidentiality, I think we should have a page with a series of calendars listed or as icons (I prefer the latter). When you click on the icon it asks for a password. When you enter the password the calendar becomes visible. That way only people with access can see the calendars. I don’t want anyone across the plant being able to monitor our meetings or instrument use.
Client’s reply: I don’t think we need approval or email notification. Anyone who needs the calendar and has access can check out availability. First come first served!
Client’s reply: Let’s go with 8 AM to 6 PM PST.
Client’s reply: No limits, as long as people cannot double book.
Client’s reply: I found a few examples:
We would change this a bit, but that’s the basic idea. We can work on a design together. To make it less boring, maybe we can have a calendar icon to click on rather than just linked text.
Those questions being replied I spent time to research & organize my thought and the following drafts were presented to the client
He replied pretty fast with the following feedback
#1 is fine… Except change “room” to “facility”. I assume that “signup” will send someone with login privileges an email requesting a reservation? If yes, then I like it!
#3 is good too, except that I would have “(conference rooms only)” next to “Facility requirements” and just call that “Special Requirements”. I would omit “First Choice Room” and Second Choice Room”.
Which are possible to implement during the coding phase and that’s it!