In addition to our monthly enhancements and the long-term fundamental improvements we apply to iReports, we also like to run medium-term projects where we revamp the user experience – and it’s our great pleasure to today unveil one such development.
We’ve overhauled the iReport’s Header section to make it easier for users to find content they need, make use of that information, and make changes to their accounts in the simplest way possible.
So, what changes have we made?
We have taken the Product and View tabs and consolidated them into a new Research tab with a dropdown menu. This new, configurable dropdown menu will display up to four different content categories for each publisher (so, things like Regions, Topics, etc).
This change will make navigation easier for users as they will be able to jump to specific sets of content from any area of the site. For publishers, it will allow them to promote the most relevant content to users and encourage users to navigate the site in the way that suits them best.
End user tools
We have reorganised the end user tools into groups to make them more user-friendly. With the new header enabled, users will see a cluster on the right side of the screen with groups called: ‘Clippings’, ‘Library’, ‘Notes’, and for those that use the option: ‘Charge backs’.
Clicking an element will take the user to that section where further, relevant, tools can be used.
The upper right section of the new header has been given over to an individual user’s personal details. The My Profile section shows a user image and when hovered will reveal a new dropdown menu that will contain profile editing options and links to each of their personal Clippings, Library, and Notes sections.
When not logged into iReports, the homepage will now also display prominent ‘Log-in’ and ‘Register’ buttons.
Make it happen…
To enable this new piece of design and functionality, publishers need to enable Preview New Header within the Accounts section of the Admin area and then configure accordingly.