Having conducted usability testing, it's clear there are a number of potential areas for improvement in terms of usability and user experience.
There are a number of unique things about NKC that distinguish it from other karting places in Ireland, such as having the longest indoor track in the world, the only drift kart center in Europe and having outstanding ratings on Trip Advisor. We will want to ensure that some of these unqiue selling points make it onto the home page. In particular, we will have a prominent showcases that this is the world's longest indoor track. Our home screen is going to be scrollable
For the leaderboard, rather than having a plane table we are going to try incorpate our layout colours in something slightly more creative. This is a nice feature as it adds a target for the more competitive karters. Most of the other pages here are informational, so we will try to convey the key things to the users without too much clutter or having the pages look too plain.
In the final design, we have made some tweaks from our initial wireframes. The advantage of our wireframes is that we already had a general direction, but with the freedom to make changes in the high fidelity prototypes to any elements which didn't feel quite right.
As the NKC logo is orange, white and black, we will incorpate these colours as the basis for our layout. One of the most prominent flags in racing is the black and white chequered flag so this fits nicely into the scheme of our layout as well as being very relevent to our general theme.
We're using the chequered flag as a layout element on all of our pages except the home page (which would feel a little too cluttered). We also have a used background with really low opacity just to break under the plain look of our mainly white background.
The screenshots below are scaled down. Be sure to click the images in order to view the prototype at 100% in best quality.