Yoga Advisor is a good system and I feel it is a really good Idea for the kiosk. My only problem with it is that it feels like you are trying to squeeze too much information into each page. I feel if you where to add more screens the interface would more fluid. Also if you where to make a picture menu for the exercises like on the Wii Fit for example, I think that it would give the interface a more minimalist design.
- Visibility of system status
- The system is fast, changes between screens quickly giving the user good feedback by changing the entire view.
- Match between system and the real world
- Some of the language doesn’t match real world language for geriatrics. “Pictorial Illustration” and “Print Video Link” on the position page looks like it would be hard to understand. I suggest using using the word “Picture” and separating out print, video, and link into separate buttons. Other words would be “Hypertension” maybe replacing it with “High Blood Pressure”.
- User control and freedom
- Well done, buttons to “Start Over”, “Go Back”, and “Next” appear on ever screen other then the title and have a constant location.
- Consistency and standards
- Other then the “Print Video Link” button, Buttons have consistent and logical action. For Yoga exercises it says “Click Here” twice.
- Error prevention
- There are no error messages but the “Start Over” and “Go Back” buttons help correct any errors that were made
- Recognition rather than recall
- The consistency of the system supports recognition over recall, however, there is a lot on the exercise screen which requires a lot of recall.
- Flexibility and efficiency of use
- There are a lot of notes and options on ever screen, I would say it had a low efficiency but a high Flexibility because of all the options that are given.
- Aesthetic and minimalist design
- The system is mostly text based, and could be image based for navigation therefore, I would say that it isn’t minimalist. On resize the buttons move around the screen and movement from screen to screen is abrupt, therefore, not aesthetic.
- Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors
- No error messages
- Help and documentation
- There is no help menu but there are hints and warning that are helpfully but no instructions documentation on how to use the system.
The language doesn’t always match the real world and screens feel cluttered with information.