I choose to critique the Olympic Story website. The website is easy to navigate and engaging. When clicking on the “list” icon on the left, the list of chapters will show up. Then the audiences can easily go to the part that interests them the most. The website also makes a timeline at the bottom; when hovering on the dots and clicking on them, information of a specific year will appear. The website also makes a grid that lists all the years of the Games. However, the Games after 1998 fail to show up from time to time, causing confusions.
The website combines texts, visual elements as well as videos to present the history of Winter Olympic Games. The introduction contains several clips of key moments in the history of Olympic Games. The visual designs also introduce the audiences basic information by using icons, numbers and interactive maps, providing more engaging and pleasant user experience. Personally speaking, the only thing this website can improve is that the texts are too short and the information are limited.
The intended audiences are those who are interested in the history of Winter Olympic Games. In order to attract those audiences, the website provides not only clips of videos and plain texts, but also easy-to-understand numbers and interactive maps. As the story contains different parts, the website uses dots to make a timeline that helps readers to navigate.
In terms of the design, the color is clean and neat. As the story is about Winter Olympic Games, the website uses blue and white to emphasize its theme. The website mainly uses visual elements such as data visualization and infographics to present the background of each Game with one or two paragraphs text. The typo is consistent, clear and easy to read. The hierarchy of typos also helps the readers better understand the information even at the first glance.
In terms of the design, the color is clean and neat. As the story is about Winter Olympic, the website uses blue and white to emphasize the theme. The website mainly uses visual elements such as data visualization and infographics to present the basic information about each game with one or two paragraphs text. The typo is consistent, clear and easy to read. The hierarchy of typos also helps the readers to understand the information at the first glance.