Analyse business requirements and client expectations and discover strategic intent/ objective of the website.
Determine business objective, goals and intent. Describe who the Target Audience is: Age
range, Gender, Education, race, Location, Religion, Politics, etc.
From the requirement document, identify specific information relating to business processes and categories related/linked information into groups such as sales, purchase and procedures for bills or payments etc.
Determine content requirements for each process. A process can be, for example, user adding a product to a shopping cart, registration process for appointment.
Discover security requirements for the website.
Search the web for examples of organizational and functional metaphors. Write a brief report listing your reasons for categorizing the sites as you have.
Design an information hierarchy which shows a logical structure to the way your website information will be organized b) Research the web for site map generators. Use it on the examples found above.
A hierarchical organization also imposes a useful discipline on analytical approach to content, because hierarchies are practical only with well-organized material. Review and write a brief report on hierarchy developed by you in activity 2.2 analytical approach and restrictions on structure.
Create a prototype design for content labeling in Photoshop, Labels should identify content and client locations. Examples include:
- Labels on navigation elements
- Web page headings 3. Links
Build a navigation map based on business requirements. Ensure ease of navigation on site and provide different ways of searching.
Design prototype including search¬ interface for website for navigation layout taking into account client requirements and feedback. ¬–
Save activity 3.2 prototypes as Activity 3.3 and add multiple ways of navigation through site including universal navigation bar to access top levels from any page, breadcrumb navigation for accessing higher level in hierarchy. Demonstrate that navigation is accessible
Prototype was constructed in Element 3 – Develop navigation system. (Element 4.1 is covered in Element 3.2 activity)
Part a) Search the web for information on “website testing”, “website evaluation”, “usability test”, or similar terms. Develop a usability evaluation checklist. Email to your facilitator. Part b) Test the website prototype (constructed in Develop Navigation System topic) with client to test usability and if it meets the client’s requirements. Provide site evaluate checklist for client to assess prototype.
Test project in client’s computer environment to ensure correct functions display and note any non-conformances and review design based on corrective actions. B) Browser compatibility – research browser and platform compatibility
Review the data on http://www.echoecho.com (or similar) for information regarding user platforms (hardware, operating systems, browsers) most commonly found on the Internet
Customise your design based on feedback from mock up test. Produce a test report. The report should specify:
- what was being tested
- how it was tested
- conclusions drawn from the test
- how you intend to incorporate this feedback into the revised design.
Sign off prototype after receiving client approval to confirm current and future business needs are addressed.