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- Project Information
- Project Description
- Project Purpose
- Audience Information
- First Impressions
- Project Timeline
- Project Tools
- Example Sites
I will develop and conduct a usability test for the Tutoring and Learning Center website at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Using the results from this test, I will develop a recommendations report for the Tutoring and Learning Center to better the overall functionality and usability of their website.
- Determine how well the Tutoring and Learning Center's website currently meets user needs
- Provide useful recommendations to the Tutoring and Learning Center that, if implimented, will create a more user friendly/productive experience, and will help the designer(s) better achieve the goals of the website
The primary audience of this website are students at TAMUCC. Other users visiting the site will include parents, faculty, and prospective students. Both of these groups will be completing the same "tasks" on the website:
- Gathering information on tutoring services
- Getting tutoring schedules
- Finding supplemental instruction options
- Getting THEA test information
- Reading general information about the Tutoring and Learning Center
- No dead links
- Information is "chunked" fairly well, ie. no extremely long passages to read
- Menu links seem to be organized by importance (verification of this will be part of the survey)
- The menu system is extremely straightforward, and consistent on all subpages
- Layout is logically organized
I prefer to keep my opinion on possible changes to myself until my usability survey portion is complete. I intend to ask this class to take part in the survey, and I don't want to throw off the results in any way.
|Complete project plan||October 30|
|Complete usability survey||November 8|
|Conduct Usability survey||November 10 - 28|
|Compile recommendation report||December 4|
Disclaimer: All dates listed above are subject to change without notice.
- The Yale Web Style Guide of course
- I'm currently looking for a way to put the usability survey online...work in progress
- Update: Online survey is complete!
- Take Online Survey
The last example will hopefully give me some insight on setting up a survey online...maybe the Tutoring and Learning Center can put a link from their site so I can get more data.