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author:J. van der Steen
updated:29-08-2014


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PandaNet design inquiry

Introduction

To improve both the user experience and satisfaction, PandaNet is carrying out projects in the following areas:

  • A new design and structure of the PandaNet website
  • A new design of the PandaNet client glGo
  • A new global corporate identity of all PandaNet products

This inquiry will ask your opinion on a few ideas we have regarding these topics. We will assume you are sufficiently acquainted with the current situation (the PandaNet glGo client and PandaNet website) since we will ask you several questions about it. It will take you approximately 15 minutes of reading and 15 minutes of answering questions resulting in a total time of about 30 minutes to fill out the inquiry.

We would like to emphasize that:

All information provided by you will be anonymous and will be used for the PandaNet client and website improvement project only.

We would like to thank you again for assisting us in improving the PandaNet Go Server, thus helping us in our mission.

In General

Let's first start with some questions about your personal situation and your experience with playing on the PandaNet go server.

? Overview of your personal data.
Gender male female
Age (years)
IGS ranking
Nationality
Native language
Profession
Education level primary high university
Computer OS Windows MacOS Linux Other

? Can you specify which activities you do on the PandaNet go server and can you specify roughly how these activities are divided in time spent by supplying percentages?
% Observing
% Chatting
% Playing
% Teaching
% Learning
% Replaying
% Other
% Total

? How do you rate the supplied functionality of the PandaNet go server?

very good good average bad very bad

? Do you recommend PandaNet to your friends?

frequently sometimes average rarely never

? What functionality[ies] do you miss on the PandaNet go server?


The Pandanet go server client glGo

In order to evaluate the design proposal for a new client we would like to compare the design proposal with the current glGo client.

A prototype of the proposed design for the glGo client doesn't exist so we will compare the current glGo client (version 1.3) with the design proposal:

Please make sure you read the design proposal carefully before answering the questions below.

? If you look at the activities mentioned in question 1, can you supply a rating, how well glGo supports you in completing your task?
Task Very good Good Average Bad Very bad
Observing
Chatting
Playing
Teaching
Learning
Replaying
Other

? Is the program easy to use?

very good good average bad very bad

? How do you rate the supplied functionality of the PandaNet go client?

very good good average bad very bad

? How do you rate the aesthetics of user interface of the PandaNet go client glGo?

very good good average bad very bad

? Is the user manual easy to understand?

very easy easy average hard very hard

? Is it easy to install the program?

very easy easy average hard very hard

? When an new upgrade is available, will you install it immediately?

immediately when it has new features just wait and see I prefer not

? What are your thoughts concerning the functionality about the proposal of a new client in comparison with the current version of glGo?


? What are your thoughts concerning the aesthetics about the proposal of a new client in comparison with the current version of glGo?


? Do you think the new design of the client will be an improvement?

yes no

PandaNet website

Next the focus will be on the PandaNet website. In order to evaluate the design proposal of the website we would like to compare it with the current PandaNet website. So we would like to compare:

  • The current website
  • The website prototype
    The website prototype is just that: a lot of content still has to be added and small details should be fixed before making it operational. It should provide the look and feel of the proposal though. A detailed description can be found in the design proposal.

? The homepage is frequently updated, do you visit it often?

often I have seen it never

? How do you rate the supplied information of the PandaNet website?

very good good average bad very bad

? How do you rate the aesthetics of user interface of the PandaNet website?

very good good average bad very bad

? What are your thoughts concerning the information about the proposal of a new website in comparison with the current version?


? What are your thoughts concerning the aesthetics about the proposal of a new website in comparison with the current version?


? Do you think the new design of the website will be an improvement?

yes no

Global corporate identity PandaNet

As you can see, the design proposals for the website and the client clearly have a different styling than the current website and client. The next questions discuss the current and proposed styling for a corporate identity of PandaNet.

? How do you rate the aesthetics of the current corporate identity of PandaNet?

very good good average bad very bad

? How do you rate the aesthetics of the proposed corporate identity of PandaNet?

very good good average bad very bad

Your remarks

Now this is almost the end of this inquiry. It is possible you feel we missed something in this inquiry, but you think it is essential to tell us something, space is provided below to give you the possibility to do so.

If you have any comments not covered in this inquiry regarding:

  • The current PandaNet client glGo
  • The proposed redesign of the PandaNet client
  • The current PandaNet website
  • The proposed redesign of the PandaNet website
  • The proposed corporate identity of PandaNet

please tell us about it:

Finally

We would like to thank you for your time and we hope you will continue enjoying playing go on the PandaNet server. Thanks!

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