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Website Critique Memo
When first arriving on the home page of the website for the country music artist, Jason Aldean, I was reminded of colored fluorescent lights commonly found in honky-tonk districts or at cheap roadside motels along lonely two-lane highways. This image was spurred by the background graphics that appeared to be an artistic rendering of a photo for an entrance to an old amusement park or county fairgrounds. The faded colors and rundown appearance of the entrance seem to convey a return to a bygone era when entertainment outings were limited to county fairs or traveling carnivals. This background image therefore sets the tone for visitors to the website and newcomers to Jason Aldean's music, which is a return to simpler times and the conventional values associated with life in small town America.
Aside from the background image of a carnival entrance, the most prominent feature is a large box….
There are numerous interactive activities which may be engaged in on the site. There are however some sections of the site which may not be so engaging for children as they are quite dry. For example some of the historical documents which are presented have no interactivity associated and may only be read as the paper versions.
There are clear menus presented down the side to access different areas of the site. There is also a clear link at the top of every page to a site index in case it is not clear where a source would be in the main menus.
There are separate areas of the site which are aimed at different types of audience. For example there is a section dedicated to students and teachers. This ensures that it is easier to find the information which is likely to be most relevant for your purposes.
The site basically provides….
Weddings by Alice Web Site Evaluation
This paper reviews a wedding planner's website, Weddings by Alice, located at this UL: http://www.weddingsbyalice.com/. The review covers architecture as well as design elements, including site organization, navigation, page layout, and graphic content. Our analysis also discusses effective design principles, and we cite examples where they were followed and where they were not. Throughout the paper we make a series of suggestions for improvement. ather than isolating them as a group towards the end of the paper, they are presented throughout the paper as each design element is discussed. At the end of the paper we provide mockups of a redesigned homepage and secondary page done in PowerPoint which incorporate some of our proposed changes.
We began the Web site evaluation by analyzing the site's purposes and goals. According to the article "Designing an Effective Web Site," "The nature and substantive content of your….
Basic Web Design Principles, Retrieved on 3/25/2011 from http://www.umich.edu/~ece/resources/design.html
Coolen, J. (2009). 7 Key Principles That Make A Web Design Look Good. http://www.noupe.com/how-tos/7-key-principles-that-make-a-web-design-look-good.html
Designing an Effective Web Site. Retrieved on 3/25/2011 from http://www.websites.ac/websites/frameset.html?design_prin.html
Effective Website Design Principles, QWS. Retrieved on 3/25/2011 from http://www.quality-web-solutions.com/blog/effective-website-design-principles/
The site has also been designed to allow for browsing through a content-based taxonomy that makes the task of finding book areas of interest easily accomplished. This site also works to create a multichannel selling strategy by listing local bookstores retrieved when a visitor types in their postal code, and lists book signing in their area as well. What differentiates this site from many other book-selling sites throughout Australia is the support for features that include enhanced content by areas of interest, in addition to content relevant to specific books of interest. These areas of content include radio interviews, downloadable PDFs, and book reviews are on the website as well. The site also provides one of the most comprehensive lists of best-selling books from any site in Australia as well. Finally, the use of content management systems in the website to enable greater levels of support is also evident….
Kiku Jones, Lori NK Leonard. 2008. Trust in consumer-to-consumer electronic commerce. Information & Management 45, no. 2 (March 1): 88. http://www.proquest.com (Accessed April 10, 2008).
Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown, J Roberto Evaristo. 2004. Perceived Threats and Opportunities: A Preliminary Model of the Book Retailer Internet Presence Decision. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce 14, no. 4 (January 1): 269-283.
Thousands of Websites have sprung up in the past. With numerous Web pages littering the Web, it could be difficult for an average user to figure out just which Website contains trusted and valid content. In that regard, therefore, the relevance of developing Website content evaluation skills cannot be overstated. In seeking to highlight some of the strategies of Website content evaluation, this text concerns itself with a real life Website - http://www.dhmo.org/
From the onset, it is important to note that when it comes to Website content evaluation, there is need for an individual to conduct a critical analysis of information sources. Essentially, there are ten things an individual ought to look out for when evaluating an information source. These include: the author, the publication date of the source, the edition, the publisher, the journal title, the target audience, objective reasoning, coverage, style of writing, and opinions voiced in….
Cornell University Library. (2014). Critically Analyzing information Sources: Critical Appraisal and Analysis. Retrieved from http://guides.library.cornell.edu/criticallyanalyzing
UC Berkeley Library. (2012). Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask. Retrieved from http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html
Media literacy depends on a critical evaluation of websites. The textbook criteria for evaluating websites may include the source (whether it is a research-based organization or not), the audience (whether the audience is scholarly or general), the date of the material (which in science does matter), how the material is presented, and what other people say about the site or how the site is sourced. Language and diction can also play into whether websites are credible or not.
For example, the Website Globalwarming.org does look like a blog, and indeed it is one. The criteria of appearance already raises red flags about the credibility of the source. The "contributors" to the blog are listed as being the "Cooler Heads Coalition, an ad hoc coalition of more than two dozen free market and conservative non-profit groups in the U.S. and abroad," meaning that the information does not come from a research-based science….
The three job sites that I evaluated were Monster.ca, Eluta.ca and Workopolis.com. These are three major job sites in Canada. Workopolis and Monster're older and are more popular in terms of traffic (Alexa.com, see graph), while the newer Eluta trails by quite some distance at this point. The graph shows their Alexa ranking for Canada, obviously with the lower number being better.
These three sites were evaluated on the basis of their content and user experience. The three sites were tested through randomly searching jobs in finance here in Toronto. For the user, the quality of the jobs is another proxy that can be looked at -- the best sites will have the best jobs. There are a number of dimensions along which the sites can be evaluate -- their functionality, their aesthetics and pragmatic considerions. If it doesn't look good, people will be turned off quickly. If the site….
Bai, B., Law, R. & Wen, I. (2008) The impact of website quality on customer satisfaction and purchase intention: Evidence from Chinese online visitors. International Journal of Hospitality Management.. Vol. 27 (3) 391-402.
Douglas, A. & Mills, J. (2008). Applying a structural equation model approach to evaluating national tourism organization websites in the Caribbrean. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing. Vol. 17 (2-3) 269-293.
Knight, J. & Pandir, M. (2004). An experimental aesthetics approach to evaluating websites. Aesthetic Approaches to Human-Computer Interaction. Retrieved March 23, 2014 from http://ojs.statsbiblioteket.dk/index.php/daimipb/article/viewFile/7129/6092#page=27
Zhou, Z. (2009). Evaluating websites using a practical quality model. DeMontfort University. Retrieved March 23, 2014 from https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2086/3422/ZihouZhou_Thesis-Final.pdf?sequence=1
Aramark is an institutional services provider. It runs three different divisions -- food, facilities and uniforms. Aramark serves four main industries -- education, healthcare, sports & entertainment, and business & government. They sell all three services to each of these four customers, but likely have this divisional structure to reflect that there are unique needs for each customer type. There are many different jobs available to hospitality graduates at Aramark, given its size and multitude of services that it provides. There are basically two types -- the internships that are available to students who otherwise do not qualify for the managerial positions, and then there are the managerial positions. Students with no experience are likely to end up with an internship. There are opportunities in food service management, operations and production management, as well as a variety of corporate postings in numerous fields.
The Compass Group
The Compass Group has a….
Aramark.com (2015). Website, various pages. Retrieved November 29, 2015 from http://www.aramark.com
Compass-group.com (2015). Website, various pages. Retrieved November 29, 2015 from http://www.compass-group.com
Sodexo.com (2015) Website, various pages. Retrieved November 29, 2015 from http://www.sodexo.com
Policy Website Evaluation: Implications for HUS Service Workers
With the internet increasingly becoming a common source of information for human service workers, evaluating the credibility of information is crucial. The CAAP (Currency, eliability, Accuracy, Authority, and Purpose) method provides a suitable tool for achieving this. In this paper, the tool was applied to three websites relating to child welfare issues: Child Welfare Information Gateway, CWLA, and Childwelfare.com. While the analysis indicates that CWLA is the best website, all the three websites met the threshold for a good website as the least-scoring website attained a score of 8 points out of a possible 15 points. This evaluation has important implications for human service professionals, especially those dealing with child welfare issues. To avoid misleading the public, human service workers must ascertain that the information they use is credible, reliable, up-to-date, and verifiable.
Policy Website Evaluation: Implications for HUS Service Workers
The internet is a….
Featherstone, B., Hooper, C., Scourfield, J., & Taylor, J. (2010). Gender and child welfare in society. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
Mallon, G., & Hess, P. (2005). Child welfare for the twenty-first century: a handbook of practices, policies, and programs. New York: Columbia University Press.
National Organization for Human Services (NHS). (n.d.). About us. Retrieved from http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/about-us
Qakseclib.weebly.com (n.d.). The C.R.A.P test. Retrieved from http://qakseclib.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/7/8/26787452/webeval.pdf
Cisco.com for example has an entirely separate mini-site dedicated only to corporate social responsibility (CSR). PetsMart is deficient in this area as well; they could work to create a more interactive online experience for people visiting their site. There are no links to ask for donations for non-profit organizations; this would be a major improvement in the site design. Finally on business ethics, PetsMart has gone to the extent of complying with what the majority of their shareholders require; yet they do not tie together their mission, social responsibility and business ethics all into a cohesive platform for communicating how they are concerned just as much about these areas as they are about selling pet supplies.
Hsiu-Fen Lin (2007). The Impact of Website Quality Dimensions on Customer Satisfaction in the 2C E-commerce Context. Total Quality Management & usiness Excellence, 18(4), 363. Retrieved March 21, 2008, from AI/INFORM Global….
A one stop destination is understood as a store that offers a complete range of complementary products. As an example, supermarkets are one stop stores as they allow their customers to purchase everything from food and detergents to power tools and clothes. Within the cosmetics industry, a one stop destination store would be one in which the customer can find anything for personal care, including deodorants, lipsticks, waxing products and so on. The http://www.ulta.co.uk / website is one which can be considered a one stop destination store and can as such offer benchmarking opportunities in the analysis of the bobbiebrown.co.uk website. As the bobbiebrown.co.uk website only sells makeup products, skincare items, fragrances and tools and accessories, it cannot be considered a one stop destination.
8 -- E-mail newsletter -- customers are presented with the ability of leaving their email address with the company and receiving notifications of new products, offers….
Baker, R, 2009, 9 Ways to Communicate a Rock-Solid Identity, WebSite Marketing Plan, http://www.websitemarketingplan.com/online/Branding.htm last accessed on May 11, 2010
Millis, J.E., Law, R., 2005, Handbook of Consumer Behavior, Tourism and the Internet, Routledge, ISBN 078902599X
Waddell, R., 2006, Major Merch Move, Billboard Magazine, Vol. 118, No. 29
Wang, L., Chen, K., Ong, Y.S., 2005, Advances in Natural Computation: First International Conference, Birkhauser, ISBN 3540283250
Designing a eb Site
Technology is driving society at a pace unparalleled in history creating new attitudes, interrelationships, and global awareness. A new consumer is emerging. This consumer is not easily persuaded by clever graphics or manipulated by fads in design. The new consumer is educated as to his options, and will not settle for less than he feels his money is worth. In the past, a consumer was limited to geographical boarders as he developed purchasing decisions. Products and prices offered by merchants within a few mile radius of his home was the extent of his knowledge. Today a consumer can get information with the click of a mouse, and the buzz of a modem. He shops with a frame of reference formed by vendors across the street, and around the world.
In order to create a web site which is an effective tool for marketing information, product, or service, a….
NetResults. Advertising Age, 1/17/20000, Vol 71. Issue 3, p43 www.nua.ie/surveys
NABE Panel Cites Widespread Usage of E-Commerce, Special Survey. (2000) National Association for Business Economics. Available at: www.nabe.com / www.ecommerce.gov
An interview with Jakob Nielsen on designing Web sites for the intranet (2003)
Information Today Inc. Infotoday.com. May/June Available online at http://www.infotoday.com/IP/may03/interview.shtml
Concept of Usability Evaluation
Issues in Usability Evaluation
Heuristic Evaluation Dimensions
Usability Problem Formats
Heuristic Evaluation Process
Inspection Phase 15
Identifying Usability Problems
Usability Problem Preparation Phase 16
Aggregation Phase 17
Procedure of Evaluation
The Static Web Interface
Observing and Quickly Visiting the Interface
Elaborating (Problems) and evisiting (Interface and Materials)
Navigating the Interface
Annotating the Interface
As part of the Web development process, Web developers are confronted with evaluating the usability of Web interfaces (i.e. Web sites and applications). Typically, a combination of manual methods and automatic tools are used for an effective Web site evaluation -- e.g. manual inspection is needed to supplement automatic validation tool results (owan 2000). However, Web projects are highly affected by their fast paced life cycles, leaving little room for full evaluations. Other major factors contributing to this situation are low budgeting assigned for testing and availability of usability experts.
Web developers need effective and cheap approaches to Web usability evaluation. Available automatic Web….
Bailey, R.W., Allan, R.W., AND Raiello, P. (1992). Usability Testing vs. Heuristic Evaluation: A Head-to-Head Comparison. In Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting. Human Factors Society, Santa Monica, CA. 409-413.
Bevan, N., Barnum, C., Cockton, G., Nielsen, J., Spool, J., AND Wixon, D. (2003). The "Magic Number 5": Is it Enough for Web Testing? In the CHI'03 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Cockton, G., and Korhonen, P., Eds. ACM, New York, NY. 698 -- 699.
Brajnik, G. (2000). Automatic Web Usability Evaluation: What Needs to be Done? In Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Human Factors and the Web, Austin, Texas. http://www.tri.sbc.com/hfweb/brajnik/hfweb-brajnik.html.
Chaudhary, A. (2008).Video Annotation Tools. Master's thesis, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
Strategic, Tactical and Administrative Crime Analysis
Crime analysis is one of the most important processes in the fight against crime and efforts towards enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in dealing with crime. In the past few years, crime analysis has continued to expand in law enforcement agencies across the globe. This expansion has contributed to the development and use of different methods of crime analysis including strategic, tactical, and administrative strategic analysis. These techniques of crime analysis are utilized when examining different crime incidents and resolve them. This paper provides a review of different crime incidents using different techniques of crime analysis and an analysis of the various factors of crime in these incidents.
Review of the Crime Incidents
When reviewing these incident summaries, the type of analysis being conducted is tactical crime analysis whose main focus is to promote the short-term development of patrol, investigative priorities, and resource deployment.….
The United States Supreme Court is the backbone of the country since it acts as the premise of governance and supreme law of the land. The Constitution has established a unique form of government in which governance is by the people and for the people. As a living document, the U.S. Constitution changes as the country develops and changes. However, the development of the nation's constitution was influenced by several historical and/or philosophical influences. One of the historical influences upon the American Constitution was the Articles of Confederation, which was adopted by Continental Congress. These articles influenced the establishment of the Constitution through prompting discussion on the proper scope of governmental power in the aftermath of the Confederation. The Articles of Confederation influenced the constitutional section on separation of powers because of discussions on governmental power. There was no distinct executive branch under the Articles of Confederation (Halvorson, n.d.). Similarly,….
"Civil Rights: The Struggle for Political Equality." (n.d.). HCC Learning Web. Retrieved from Houston Community College website: http://learning.hccs.edu/faculty/tom.haymes/govt2302/content-module-6-civil-rights/module-6.1-civil-rights-the-struggle-for-political-rights
Halvorson, S.D. (n.d.). Historical Context for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Retrieved from Columbia College website: http://www.college.columbia.edu/core/content/american-revolution-and-founding-texts/context-1
"Landmark Cases." (n.d.). Gibbons v. Ogden (1824). Retrieved April 21, 2016, from https://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/antebellum/landmark_gibbons.html
"McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)." (n.d.). 100 Milestone Documents. Retrieved from Our Documents -- The National Archives and Records Administration website: https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=21
JASONALDEAN.COM Website Critique Memo When first arriving on the home page of the website for the country music artist, Jason Aldean, I was reminded of colored fluorescent lights commonly found in…Read Full Paper ❯
Engagement Comments There are numerous interactive activities which may be engaged in on the site. There are however some sections of the site which may not be so engaging for children…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Weddings by Alice Web Site Evaluation This paper reviews a wedding planner's website, Weddings by Alice, located at this UL: http://www.weddingsbyalice.com/. The review covers architecture as well as design…Read Full Paper ❯
The site has also been designed to allow for browsing through a content-based taxonomy that makes the task of finding book areas of interest easily accomplished. This site…Read Full Paper ❯
DHMO.org Thousands of Websites have sprung up in the past. With numerous Web pages littering the Web, it could be difficult for an average user to figure out just…Read Full Paper ❯
Media literacy depends on a critical evaluation of websites. The textbook criteria for evaluating websites may include the source (whether it is a research-based organization or not), the audience…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Job Sites The three job sites that I evaluated were Monster.ca, Eluta.ca and Workopolis.com. These are three major job sites in Canada. Workopolis and Monster're older and are more popular…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - College
Corporate Websites Aramark Aramark is an institutional services provider. It runs three different divisions -- food, facilities and uniforms. Aramark serves four main industries -- education, healthcare, sports & entertainment, and…Read Full Paper ❯
Policy Website Evaluation: Implications for HUS Service Workers With the internet increasingly becoming a common source of information for human service workers, evaluating the credibility of information is crucial. The…Read Full Paper ❯
Cisco.com for example has an entirely separate mini-site dedicated only to corporate social responsibility (CSR). PetsMart is deficient in this area as well; they could work to create…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Advertising
A one stop destination is understood as a store that offers a complete range of complementary products. As an example, supermarkets are one stop stores as they allow…Read Full Paper ❯
Designing a eb Site Technology is driving society at a pace unparalleled in history creating new attitudes, interrelationships, and global awareness. A new consumer is emerging. This consumer is not…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Usability Evaluation Concept of Usability Evaluation Heuristic Method Issues in Usability Evaluation Heuristic Evaluation Dimensions The Evaluator User Interfaces Usability Problem Formats Heuristic Evaluation Process Inspection Phase 15 Identifying Usability Problems Usability Problem Preparation Phase 16 Aggregation Phase 17 Procedure of Evaluation Participants The…Read Full Paper ❯
Strategic, Tactical and Administrative Crime Analysis Crime analysis is one of the most important processes in the fight against crime and efforts towards enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice…Read Full Paper ❯
Constitution The United States Supreme Court is the backbone of the country since it acts as the premise of governance and supreme law of the land. The Constitution has established…Read Full Paper ❯