Week 4 More Usability and Some Navigation
Read Don’t Make Me, Introduction & Chaps. 1-5
Due Tues. Required blog comment about findings of a usability analysis of a portfolio or personal brand website (can be same as that where you discussed branding, week 2, or a new one from my “examples” tab). Use this and ask a friend who doesn’t hasn’t seen the site before to be your “test subject.” Watch a usability test by your book’s author in action here.
Take notes on the script, but just post your findings as a comment:100-150 words summary of what you learned about the organization of the site and its “usability.” To earn full credit the comment must include two hyperlinks (that work) to specific pages of the test site that back up what you are saying about it. You must also use terms from this week’s readings to show you understand them. Be prepared to share your findings in class.
Due Thurs.: Blog post #1 A Few of My Favorite Blogs (at least 3 analyzed).
In-class Lab: Editing Workshop, Your Blog Post webwritingannotation