# book design
# copyediting
# design for accessibility

The Weather Network
is a Canadian English-language discretionary weather information specialty channel available in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. It delivers weather information on television, digital platforms and TV apps.

The goal of the project was to review wireframe styles of The Weather Network website, with 2-3 rounds of user testing, followed by revisions and design — both in a desktop version and a mobile version to improve UX and UI of the website.


1. Consistency
2. Lack of pattern and structured layout
3. Recognition of interactive objects
4. Information hierarchy


1. Customisable features
2. Missing components

Heuristic site evaluation

Heuristic The Weather Network’s website evaluation was done to identify issues and therefore provide solutions on how to overcome them. The evaluation was done based on Jakob Nielsen’s Heuristics. Some of the analysis process is shown below.

User testing

The first phase was dedicated to heuristic analysis, while the second phase and third phases of the project were dedicated to web usability testing and to mobile usability testing, accordingly. The objective was to collect data regarding the wireframes to make user-informed decisions about the wireframes’ performance and potential improvement. 

Qualitative data: comments of the participants and general behavior observations.
Quantitative data: the amount of time a user spends on a task as well as the number of clicks a user makes to complete each task.

Card sorting exercise

Usability testing is good for detection of local issues, yet for the analysis of the site structure, we decided to hold a card sorting exercise. At first, the heuristic evaluation of the website structure was made by designers and researchers, and then we recruited the participants to carry out a card-sorting exercise to juxtapose our assumptions with what the users think. Below there are shown the boards the participants were using during our exercise.


The received data was organized after each testing session into the report tables. Key points taken after each testing session were synthesized and turned into design improvements. The actual designs cannot be shown because of the Confidentiality and Non-disclosure Agreement.