So I completed my user feedback forms over the Easter holiday and when I got back I got some of my peers (Thanks guys) to user test my GUI/HUD for Ululu and the rabbit exo-suit. In the end I got 7 user feedback forms filled out and I felt that was enough to move on and develop my designs further.
I received a lot of positive comments and constructive criticism which is always very useful, and these are the designs I had user tested:
Heart goes gradually grey to black as Ululu gets damaged, will be same for stamina (Ears):
When you hover over the bag this appears, 2 quick selection slots and a bar to show how much space is left in your bag:
Full bag opens when you click it:
When you hover over the compass in the bottom left more detailed one appears:
(Ignore green circle that’s to trigger damage) Screens to display Ululu portrait and ammo:
Health bar and power cell for rabbit ‘stamina’:
I’ve read all the feedback from the user feedback forms now and these are the main points that I could think about and change or improve.
- More detail behind the bag?
- Incorporate more together, health and compass near each other?
- More detailed compass
- Smaller compass
- Opacity lower on bag and compass?
- Bag on click too intrusive?
- Make everything feel more apart of the game.
- Mini map?
- Too many bag slots?
Some of the feedback I expected, especially with the compass which was just a place holder really, but has given me some things to think about when I improve my design.
- View too small? Claustrophobic?
- Ululu’s health too small? is it needed?
- Make the health bar look better.
- Cross-hair too thick.
- More colour?
- More robot looking things, circuits, cables, monitors etc.
- Make it look overrun
- Animations to screens?
- Add way to shoot and lose bullets.
Again a lot of what i expected, the main thing was that the colour was too grey and boring so that is something I am defiantly going to change. Another idea I like and will be using is to have it very overrun will cables and monitors.
Now that Ive got all my main points I can improve on I will start redesigning my GUI/HUD’s.