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Usability of Your Web Site

Critically examine how you could improve the usability of your own group Web site. Do the same for one other group's Web site.

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Task: Critically examine how you could improve the usability of your own group Web site. Do the same for one other group's Web site.

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There are several things to consider when anyone is building their own group site. That site needs to be attractive enough that people want to look at it. It also needs to contain all of the information that one want to share with the readers in order to help them achieve the objective for which they came to that particular website. One of the most important aspects of building a website is testing for usability. Internet users are accustomed to being able to figure out how to use a website quickly. Most of them will not take the time to figure out a site that is not usable [1].

Usability is how easy an object is to use. The object can be almost anything, including a machine, tool, process, book, software application or website [1]. Usability is comprised of several different factors: learnability, memorability, efficiency, satisfaction and errors. Learnability refers to: how easy it is for a new user to accomplish tasks the first time they visit a website. Memorability is how easy it is for someone to come back to using that website after they haven't used it for a period of time. Efficiency means: how quickly users can complete tasks on that site after they are familiar with its use. Satisfaction is whether users enjoy the design of that site and errors indicate the number of errors users make when they use that particular site, the severity of the errors and how easy they are to recover from. Therefore, improving the usability means an overall improvement of all of these factors which are deeply rooted in the usability of a website.

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The usability of web sites are examined.

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