Show DN: NPR.org & the new NPR audio player(npr.org)

over 6 years ago from Josh Osborne, Product Designer @ NPR

  • Josh OsborneJosh Osborne, over 6 years ago

    Hi Benjamin! Thanks for the feedback.

    As you can imagine, we did some pretty serious usability testing for a launch this huge. We found in testing that users weren't having any trouble finding the play controls and that the color we're using for primary actions are making sense to people. That being said, I'm sure we'll have the opportunity in the future to rethink our color palette and we'll keep your feedback in mind when we do that.

    We've had some bugs in the past around font anti-aliasing and this might be related to that. Our font stack on NPR.org includes a few weights of Gotham, Knockout, Georgia & Helvetica so I don't think it's a Lato specific problem. I'll flag this as a bug for us to take a look at anyhow.

    As far as the show pages go, we have some stories in the coming cycles to take a look at the visual design of those pages.

    Thanks again for the feedback and keep an eye out in the next few weeks for more improvements!

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    • Account deleted over 6 years ago

      That's great man! I'll be the FIRST to acknowledge that data/results are far more important than assumption. Good luck!

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