The intention of this article is to discover and examine the problems creativecommons.org has with regards to user experience, accessibility, ease of use, content, etc. Constructive thoughts about how you feel the site currently looks and works, and how you believe it could be improved.
Site Architecture and Design
- What is CC; Why is it compelling?
- How can I use/understand CC easily and efficiently?
Information and Content
- An average, non-technical, person should be able to come to CC.ORG, and very quickly find out the basics of what CC provides and how it can help him. As it stands, a first time visitor has a hard time digging into the dense information currently provided.
- Ideally, less words up front.
- People new to CC would probably prefer bite sized introductions, and pictures — compelling hooks to allow them to learn and, hopefully, disseminate to friends, colleagues, students. Long articles describing what CC is, and what the licenses are, etc. are great for those who already know about CC.
- Videos easy to find
Specific pages needing overhaul
Presskit and/vs. About
- http://creativecommons.org/presskit now includes not just graphics, approximately same information as http://creativecommons.org/about (one click away for latter)
Wiki Main Page
- http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Main_Page -- way too much text and way too much info to take in; could definitely be streamlined so that pertinent info is easy to find right away
Theme and Layout
- Updated results page
- An easier way to quickly attribute a work via the deed.