60002 Final Presentation

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Web evaluation group project for Ellen Armstrong, Andrea Smith, Julie Standish and Jimmy Kuckelheim

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60002 Final Presentation

  1. 1. Web Content Analysis By Ellen Armstrong, Jimmy Kuckelheim, Andrea Smith, Julie Standish
  2. 2. <ul><li>International Children’s Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.childrenslibrary.org/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Site Mission <ul><li>support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community </li></ul><ul><li>make the best in children's literature available online free of charge </li></ul><ul><li>aspire to have every culture and language represented </li></ul>
  4. 4. Site Audience <ul><li>Children, teachers & educators, parents </li></ul><ul><li>From more than 166 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Most common languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Persian, Arabic, Filipino, French, German and Hebrew </li></ul>
  5. 5. Organizational Scheme <ul><li>ambiguous hybrid scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul>
  6. 6. Organizational Structure <ul><li>Examples of top-down architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Read Books!” link lets user narrow by age, language, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories for narrowing are polyhierarchical - books are crosslisted between categories </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Organizational Structure <ul><li>Examples of bottom up architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced search: allows users to search by audience, genre, subject and content </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Textual Labels <ul><li>horizontal bar of navigation system choices (part of a hierarchical system of headings) </li></ul><ul><li>vertical sidebar of contextual links </li></ul><ul><li>simple headings which are followed by descriptions of the information linked to </li></ul>
  9. 9. Iconic Labels <ul><li>Iconic labels particularly important given site audience (children & non-English speaking) </li></ul><ul><li>“Read Books” feature has mainly iconic search </li></ul><ul><li>Icons for navigation in this section </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recommendations <ul><li>Provide example for icon-based search for books (to demonstrate how search terms are combined) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide easier access to the feature that allows user to change interface language (ideally on front page) </li></ul>

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