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Hello Guys,

Started designing a new interface design for Malwarebyte. Keeping in mind the current blue color you folks have. Also I feel the interface has to be interactive, and animated. The lock in the middle, its circular dial rotates while completing a scan. The particle animation keeps happening while the scan is on. The small blue button on the top on the lock, suggests the scan type. If a virus is found, it blinks in red.

Guys do suggest what you folks think. Would love to hear some constructive criticism and I hope the design is bought by Malwarebytes.

Cheers!

G

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Hello Guys,

Started designing a new interface design for Malwarebyte. Keeping in mind the current blue color you folks have. Also I feel the interface has to be interactive, and animated. The lock in the middle, its circular dial rotates while completing a scan. The particle animation keeps happening while the scan is on. The small blue button on the top on the lock, suggests the scan type. If a virus is found, it blinks in red.

Guys do suggest what you folks think. Would love to hear some constructive criticism and I hope the design is bought by Malwarebytes.

Cheers!

G

The current interface (not the the one you are suggesting) is quite good with respect to Ease of Use, but a bit too busy. The most important functions are Scanner and Update, yet these two things do not stand out as much as they should. It is very good that the Scanner is all the way on the left. Update should have been to the right of it. Some of the Tabs have far less importance to the beginner. Also good is the fact that this interface makes hardly any demand on the processor and thus will run very nicely on some really old sluggish computers.

While my computer is new and fast, animation taxes the computer more than still images and therefore, those with older, slower machines would not be enthusiastic about the extra processing overhead. Perhaps, the users should have the choice of running the interface efficiently (minimum interface overhead)or with bells and whistles. Otherwise it is nice looking although the menu on the left, in my opinion is a bit too busy. Keep in mind that a good interface is one that is:

1. Easy to use and intuitive (no need to look at documentation for basic things).

2. Fewer choices make things simpler and therefore easier to learn and use for first time users.

3. More advanced users should have access to more detailed settings and options

4. The interface should not tax the processing of older, slower machines.

My comments about user interfaces are based on my knowledge of ergonomics factors, as well as thousands of hours of sitting with beginners who are trying to learn how to run their computers. When you watch beginners it is very easy to spot the areas of the interface that are confusing/frustrating and hard to learn for beginners. Sadly, very few companies actually do any serious testing, nor do they pay all that much attention to helpful user feedback. Interface improvement is actually very simple: you test, make improvements (tweak), test and tweak again and again (iteratively) until you have achieved your goal. If you start off with a bad design you will waste tons of time and that is why someone who has a knack for and experience with interface design will make a huge difference.

I assume that your interface is a labor of love and I very much appreciate the time and effort you spent on it. It is much appreciated and I am simply responding to your request for comments and suggestions.

Thanks,

Dan

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I think it looks awesome personally but, I am a sucker when it comes to the color blue :P

There is one thing that is on my mind though, I thought the blue Malwarebytes design was the logo for the company and the red Malwarebytes design was the logo for the program?

Either way I think it looks cool. :)

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