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We noticed that you guys use the icon as the big element at the left of a list item, this is not what we want, we find a WORD (usually adjective) that is the best representation of what people said about the content, the voting is on that word, and it should be clear and draw attention. sometimes the word would be the mood name, and sometimes not (there are mood icons in the item itself, think of them as in a restaurant review where each item indicates if there is parking/handicap access/vegeterian dish etc...)
Detailed wireframe and usability here:
Wireframe - http://moodbase.com/99d/wireframe5.pdf
MRD for usability - http://moodbase.com/99d/MRD.doc
Icons - http://moodbase.com/99d/icons.zip
-- update -- Have added an illustrator file for the icons http://moodbase.com/99d/icons.ai
WE WILL GIVE ALLOT OF FEEDBACK!!!
Basically we need 2 pages
1 - A list of content items (homepage with featured items/search results /channel with selected items)
2 - A detailed page for a specific item.
We like the design clean, so a light background please, possibly changing lightly in tone when in a relevant mood context - but light!
Like we mentioned, we are a new concept so we want the site to have a similar feel to that of the popular aggregation sites, (digg.com, stumbleuppon.com, tweetmeme.com etc...) but STILL KEEP the mood differentiator .
There is allot of information, so the design cannot overwhelm the information itself.
In each item we use mood icons to show what type of reactions people expressed in regards to the content.
The colors of the icons are not critical feel free to change them.
A VERY VERY IMPORTANT part of the design would be to draw attention to the mood of the item and reflect that many people said this.
Each item has a score which is calculated by us, and the user can vote if it is right or wrong, but it has to be clear that the scores are not the voting numbers themselves, but rather feedback on our conclusion.
We will require a .psd file for both pages.
We will have a logo competition at a later date.
Ee use c#/.net to run this - dont worry about ajax style interactivity, we can do that as well with that platform