Students (What should they find? How can we facilitate them?)Staff.. Policies and processes Again, it’s a marketing mission to attract professionals - AND - When you’re looking for a job, you want to know everything#partners !!?#CAA !!?
Usability is one of few very important quality attributes that should be taken into consideration when building a website Other attributes are more likely to be known by most of usLike, security, performance and maintainability
As you can see here, the main menu is simple, guaranteeing the minimum navigation mistakes And this is “usability”
Another good example, As you can see here, the main menu has more itemsYet, it’s not likely to get confused, Usability is also applied
One more example here,You can see the simplicity in the shortcuts on the topAlso, look at the availability of the different kinds of calendars and deadlines
Two things I want to emphasize hereThe website is blackThe main headline is about sports
… security risk : mainly caused by the technology that we are using I don’t need to go deeper here.. I believe most of you know this
Again, we’ll be talking about the cons of the current system … is hard to find : i came across many people who find it hard to navigate through our website .. I myself sometimes get lost … and the right! : and there is no indication of the nature of a logical groupingNews & Events : not utilized … and not interactive Inactive / Low Quality Forms : ##… Up-To-Date : for example.. Calendars,schedules, offered courses and trainings.. Jab Application Form: takes a lot of time to fill..
Public discussion pages : or conversation walls … like facebookStudent council blog : where we can have a medium for interaction Success stories : from our graduated students … we track them Ask Subhi ………….. Which will lead to FAQFB and Tw: for marketing YT: private videos and public videos
…mentioned previously : I believe the head of QM should be leading this team.…responsibilities and processes : what we should do, and how should it be done. …technology manpower : by adding one or two web content managers. And a dedicated graphics designer.
SecurityStarting tomorrow and for two weeks, all of us will have access to the new website within the university
AUE Pre-Launch Demo
the idea<br />AUE.ae<br />
Agenda<br />Why Do We Need a Website (who are we targeting)?<br />Usability<br />Visual Limits<br />Where Are We?<br />Where Do We Want To Go?<br />Can We Dream of More?<br />What Do We Need?<br />Discussions & Questions<br />
Why Do We Need a Website? Who are we targeting?<br />We have a window on the cyberspace because we want to interact with a number of identifiable groups <br />Our Students <br />Potential Students<br />University’s staff , instructors and administrative <br />Potential workforce <br />International linkage <br />Our monitors<br />
Usability<br />“It is the extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction in a specified context of use.” ~ ISO*<br />A website should maintain consistency<br />A surfer should be able to answer questions like where am I? where have I been? And where can I go?)<br />Page content should be easy to scan<br />*ISO International Standardization Organization <br />
Despite the pros of our current website, we have identified a list technical issues:<br />High Security Risk<br />It Is Just A Stack Of Papers<br />The current website is a separate island<br />Where Are We?Technical Prospective<br />
Just to explainAUE Systems<br />ARD<br />Portals<br />Finance<br />HR<br />SA<br />etc.<br />AUE Systems<br /><ul><li>ARD
Where Are We?Business Prospective<br />We have a website…<br />It’s functioning…<br />But… <br />Low Usability<br />Information is hard to find<br />Links on the top, the left and the right!<br />News & Events<br />Inactive / Low Quality Forms <br />University Information Is Not Always Up-To-Date<br />Jab Application Form:<br />Too Long<br />No Attachments<br />Hard To Extract <br />Cannot Be Transferred<br />
Where Do We Want To Go?<br />I believe we want our website to be:<br />Useful, attractive and user-friendly<br />Up-to-date<br />Calendars, schedules, study plans, announcements, etc. <br />Listing our news and events, and allowing our users to interact<br />
Can We Dream of More?<br />Public discussion pages (or conversation walls)<br />Photo albums <br />Student council blog <br />Success stories<br />Ask Subhi!<br />Social Websites<br />Facebook – Twitter <br />Youtube <br />Marketing Ideas: http://admissions.kettering.edu/video/confessions-whykettering.cfm<br />
What Do We Need?<br />Forming a team or a committee incorporating members from most of the website targets mentioned previously.<br />Defining and announcing a clear list of responsibilities and processes. <br />Increasing the information technology dep. manpower.<br />Hardware and connectivity are well maintained by the IT department.<br />
So What’s Next?<br />We Need To Be Quick<br />2 Weeks For Staging <br />Send Your Feedback!<br />What Do We Need To Do The Swap? <br />Then We Officially Launch The New http://www.AUE.ae<br />Ongoing Development… <br />
Website References<br />Oxford (US) <br />http://www.ox.ac.uk/<br />Texas State University (US)<br />http://www.txstate.edu/<br />Harvard (UK)<br />http://www.harvard.edu/<br />Bond (AU)<br />http://www.bond.edu.au/<br />Virginia (US)<br />http://www.virginia.edu/<br />University of California (US)<br />http://www.ucla.edu/<br />State University of New York<br />http://www.suny.edu/<br />