After spending some time last week locked in a room thinking about how to better display hardware information to consumers for Ubuntu Friendly, I started to wonder if we could apply some of the ideas to the certification site.
- I’ve looked at your website and I am confused by what release of Ubuntu works with my system
- I’ve looked at your website and I am confused if my system is certified with standard Ubuntu or Only with a Pre-installed image
- Your website says that my system is certified (pre-install only) but I can not find the “pre-install” image anywhere.
- I have looked at your website and says my system is certified, but my system does not work with Ubuntu. What components are included in the system that you tested?
Following some discussions on my previous blog post, I have come up with a wire-frame design that I hope would address these points:
- Only listing one release at the time, defaulting to the latest. This way the user has to select what release they are looking for and only the relevant data is displayed.
- Default to only listing Systems certified with a standard image, giving users the option to choose “Vendor image only” certified systems.
- Display SKUs rather than Systems as entries on the results list. For example, theVostro 3300 is listed twice in the mock-up. It displays the make of the 3 components that most often differentiate a SKU – Network, Graphics and Chipset. Hovering over the icons would produce a call out with the detail component name.
What do you think, will this help? Does this address users concerns?