Just to give a quick introduction, Im a student majoring in Industrial design with a minor in Interaction design, and for my current interaction class (Information Architecture), i have to create a website that has a mass amount of information (competitive fighting games), and design a website that will be able to communicate and guide the user efficiently through the interface to find this information.
SO my question/concern is, would people want/like to have a website that people could go to quickly find information on whatever game they are interested in, and also find games that may relate to their interests.
Now the big different between SRK and this new website would be the sense of community. SRK is all about the community with the forums n such, but the website im currently designing would be more focused on data and information, a strategy guide for the SRK user persay. So as many of you know, im sure with the new users as well, finding information on solid data (will this work, is this good, etc) on SRK can be rough, but its there. So what I would do is compile all the solid information as it comes, create a graphic user interface that would visually help the user understand/find this information, and then be able to create a website that would guide the user to these elements. (in contrast with SRKWiki which doesnt do well at navigating/supplying these demands)
Now if there is enough interest, Of course finding reliable solid information on specific games would be a heavy task, so what I would be looking for are individuals wanting to help the community through this website. These individuals would have to already been established players in the game, either providiing good information already in the forums, known in the scene, or just prove to have a good understanding of the topic…I have currently talked to Dark Geese whom is up for it, which covers a lot of the SNK side of things, but this website would most likely cover info on SFIV, 3S, MvC2, ST, and then the new games such as BlazBlue in the future…of course this all depends if there is a demand for these topics…
This website could also most likely provide a system for the current stick sellers in the SRK forums to help them sell sticks and get their sticks known.
Basically im creating an Information Driven Website, no forums (unless its specifically for the moderators). This website would have images like any strategy guide, showing normals, specials, links, etc.
So lemme know what you think, If you’re interested in helping PM or post and if you meet the requirements then id be glad to have you. Thanks.
EDIT: This is also a 6 week project. So either way, i have to get it done.