Easy to Use
Ease of use is a byproduct of our functional, spacious interface combined with our rigorous usability standards. Although you won't fully understand how intuitive Compass is without experiencing it for yourself, here are a few glimpses at what makes Compass so different.
You know exactly what to do the first time you see it.
We spent three weeks diagramming, building, and testing the most intuitive link chooser ever built. That's because we emphasize processes in everything we do; regardless of the size of the task. Take a look at our link chooser below and you'll see what we mean. There is no need to figure out how to use it - one look and you just know.
Familiar visual cues.
By using visual cues, Compass helps draw your eyes to the appropriate areas of the screen and minimize eye scanning. Although we use a variety of visual cues, the most common are familiar color-based cues, icons, and dimming the background. Our goal is not for the visual cues to jump out at you, but rather used inconspicuously as a gentle nudge in the right direction.
Drag and drop support.
If something on your website can be arranged in a different order, you can drag and drop those items right on the screen. Because this is a familiar concept to any computer users, it's something Compass users understand and expect.
Consistency for repetition.
Although features may vary screen-to-screen, we made sure the process was the same. That elements are located in the same spot. This consistency creates repetition and familiarity for users. It's ultimately what allows users to move through Compass instinctually rather than having to think about where elements are located.
Tested by everyday people.
Virtually every feature and process we add is tested against people of various computer skills and age groups. This helps ensure Compass is logical and sensible to all users - not just the IT and technical folks.