Analysing the existing website:
1.) The website should always keep users informed about what is going on, through appropri...
Need for such website:
1.) To give proper information about the technical board and it’s activities.

2.) To get the updat...
Conceptualization of new website:
1.) The target audience of such a website is a person who does not have direct access to...
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  1. 1. Analysing the existing website: 1.) The website should always keep users informed about what is going on, through appropriate feedback within reasonable time.The existing site doesn’t give any of this information. 2.) There is no information hierarchy, in the right column the home button should not be there. It takes user to gymkhana’s homepage, which is not needed. 3.) The Header of website is full of mistakes, a) in IITG Logo College name is not written, b) distracting, c) images are outdated, d) Students Gymkhana council’s font is inappropiate . 4.) A website should Minimize the user's memory load by making objects, actions, and options visible. The user should not have to remember information from one part of the dialogue to another. Existing website doesn’t give this facility. 5.) Existing website should give a little information about the clubs or events before taking user to their homepage. 6.) Events & Clubs Should be seperated for logical consistency of website. 7.) No contact information is given. Providing contact information helps establishing a greater level of interaction between the Board and the user, who provides the board with feedback (suggestions/comments). This greater degree of board-user interaction makes the website more user-friendly. Besides, a good level of communication between the two parties is one of an efficient website’s aims and this is not fully achieved in the existing website. 8.) There is a significant degree of unnecessary space wastage in the existing website. Only center part of the screen is used to display information whereas a lot of the space is taken up by the background. Whole screen should be used for navigating the website. Using only the center part creates an imbalance in the composition of the webpage and a general inefficiency of website functionality. 9.) There is some degree of colour mismatch between the header and the background making the website appear aesthetically ugly. It is quite possible that in eagerness to make the website appear more attractive, the colour combination is made too strong resulting in it’s ugly look. A simple interface without any such needless complications is easy to understand and work on and at the same time not harsh on the user’s eye. 10.) The existing website provides concise information that widely covers it’s activities. However, it does not provide news of the latest events and activities of the board. The presence of a section to provide news related to the board to the user helps the user to get an idea of both general and live happenings of the technical board.
  2. 2. Need for such website: 1.) To give proper information about the technical board and it’s activities. 2.) To get the updates about the recent events showcased by the technical board. 3.) The technical board website is like the main hub from which the other club/events sites branch out. Hence it is important to have integrity and coherence with the sub sites for aesthetic pleasure in site navigation. 4.) To bridge the gap between technical activites, resources and intellectual collaboration. 5.) Establishment of good rapport between technical board and the user helps in getting the user’s feedback on activities which might be used in improving them when conducted later. 6.) In general, such a website must aim for efficient transfer of information about certain clubs/events/activities. There are many facets to it’s efficiency such as information transfer while maintaining logical consistency of website, user feedback, etc. which must be considered. Conceptualization of new website: we first need to understand how users interact with web-sites, how they think and what are the basic patterns of users’ behavior. How do users think? 1.) Users appreciate quality and credibility, 2.) Users don’t read, they scan, 3.) Web users are impatient and insist on instant gratification, 4.) Users don’t make optimal choices, 5.) Users want to have control. What should we do? 1.) Don’t make users think, 2.) Manage to focus users’ attention, 3.) Strive for feature exposure and simplicity, 4.) Hierarchical structures reduce complexity, 5.) Communicate effectively with a “visible language”,
  3. 3. Conceptualization of new website: 1.) The target audience of such a website is a person who does not have direct access to the happenings at the technical board. Therefore this website must give proper information and recent news about the technical board in just the right magnitude so as to make it contain sufficient detail but not so much so as to cause cluttering of website. This variety and degree of information to be transferred has been considered in the new website. 2.) The new website must strive to increase the functional and aesthetic values for the website to make it more user-friendly. Some aspects considered in this direction include a.) sectioning of the website into grids, b.) simplifying the website by choosing simple colour combination and font, c.) providing logically sorted information, d.) homogenization of various elements of the website, e.) efficient space utilisation and f.) usage of a systematic hierarchy to increase logical consistency of the website making it easier to navigate. 3.) The mew website must strive to minimize the user's memory load by making objects, actions, and options visible. The user should not have to remember information from one part of the dialogue to another. Ease of user navigation is key to efficiency of website. 4.) Accelerators -- unseen by the novice user -- may often speed up the interaction for the expert user such that the system can cater to both inexperienced and experienced users. Allow users to tailor frequent actions. 5.) Information errors obvserved in the previous website must be corrected. As we can see that there are too many problems with the existing site, so we need a new website.

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