Resource based learning
Thank you very much for agreeing to help with this research project. Your time and effort will help evaluation this learning resource and provide valuable information regarding improvements and further development. Any information provided will be anonymised before submission.
The objectives of this project are to: (i) Produce a website which can act as a multi-purpose learning resource for a wide range of graphic design learning levels and assignments. (ii) Test this website using established web development reflective practice. (iii) Produce data from this reflection which may be used to form the basis for future development and refinement.
The testing will take the form of a tailored Heuristic evaluation. This is a quick, lightweight and yet robust evaluation strategy developed by Jakob Nielsen. It should take up around five to ten minutes of your time to complete. This evaluation can be completed either alone, or in concert with others, supervised or unsupervised.
The subject of the evaluation is this website.
Supplied in this document is a list of heuristics. These are the usability principles the model is to be tested against. The idea is that, the site evaluator (that’s you) will keep these Heuristics in mind and will note down any violation of them they encounter whilst working through or with any aspect of the site. Evaluators should be prepared to note down their considered opinion of the problem severity and what, if anything you would do to correct the issue. Violations can and should include anything which falls into the realm of personal opinion or taste. It is, however, not enough for an evaluator to note that they don’t like something without explaining why that is. Answers need not be lengthily unless so desired.
Some of the Heuristics are more detailed and encompassing than others. In each case it is not essential for each point to be covered. If an evaluator has no opinion or considers a point to be irrelevant, there is no need to make note of it. There is no formal process for recording these observations, it is the information rather than the format which is important. However two methods are supplied for the convenience of evaluators, please either use the form below or the print equivalent.