ERIC Number: ED414899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
The Development and Implementation of a User-Based Design Process in Web Site Design.
Abels, Eileen G.; White, Marilyn Domas; Hahn, Karla
This report describes the development of a World Wide Web site designed for business school faculty. During the project, the project team formulated and followed a user-based design process, which places the user centrally in all stages of the process: information-gathering, development, test and evaluation, and implementation. The technical report does not discuss in detail all activities involved in the development. Greater attention is given to describing and presenting the results of the data-gathering phase and to explaining the user-based design process both in general and as it was applied in this project. The information-gathering phase is based on a focus group session with faculty from four business schools in an electronic environment, using VisionQuest software, and on supplementary questionnaires. It emphasized identifying the criteria that business faculty consider in using a Web site but also placed these within the context of general information-related behavior. Appendices include human subjects research form, invitation to participate, e-mail questionnaire, description of VisionQuest software, e-mail evaluation of the focus group session, and chronology of the project. (Contains 31 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Coll. of Library and Information Services.