Reviewing Existing ProductsStudent Name: Sam LountScreenshotProduct Name (+URL if relevant)http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/index.htmlAudience People interested in space or just wanting to look at some cool pictures of theuniverse. Astronomy students would find this website very helpful if they needed toget some information for course work or for revision for an exam.Aim To allow people the opportunity to look at some of the pictures from an organisationthat contributes to most modern day sciences. I think they probably want to getyounger people into space by showing them cool and interesting pictures. This willallow them to make money and perhaps get future staff.How successfulhave thecreators of thiswork been inmeeting theiraimsI think they have done a very good job all of the colours match the house style andthe background connected to space (like the rest of the page). It is very easy to getaround the page and everything is easily accessible by a button. They have made itclear for everybody to use but obviously they have to use terminology that youngchildren will not understand and subject areas that only people who are doing it as asubject will understand.Good Features The colours and the ease of getting about the page. The news pages and the videosare very good for learning things about NASA. There is an obvious house style ofblack and blue with some orange buttons. They include their logo. In the picturegalleries the pictures have smooth transitions and it really makes the website feelnice to use. People send in their own picture and you can really see the real lifepictures that you could see if you try. This often contains some very amazingpictures.Not GoodFeaturesThe drop down menus doesn’t match the house style. The links get boring veryquickly. If you want to look at a picture for a while you can’t because there is a slideshow. Adverts pop up asking you to review the website, this slows your browsing.When you click some of the picture links to get the next it loads up another page, thisgets annoying when you’d just like to browse. The texts on some of the videos do not
match and this doesn’t makes the videos look very professional.PossibleImprovementsThe picture quality wasn’t amazing and the pictures of astronauts soon get boring.Make an option to make the pictures full screen and let people choose whether ornot to have a slideshow feature available. Some of the pages you link to don’t followthe house style and I think this makes the website a little messy; they could make theother pages to fit in with the rest of the page.Possibleelements for useThe background is very nice and I will probably use a background that matches mytheme. A slideshow would allow the viewer to look at my pictures with ease. I willseparate my page on to different pages and not over crowd certain pages.Elements toavoidA drop down menu that does not match. Links off photos. Too much information on amultimedia page, some younger viewers may not understand. Some of theinteractive features don’t interest me and I don’t think many people will enjoy those.