|Fri 20 Apr at 5pm (Week 6)
|From the guidelines presented in Assignment 1, you are required to perform your own usability evaluation on your allocated website/web app. Your evaluation should also consider user needs by creating a user persona.
|Related ULOs & GLOs:
|ULO 1, ULO 3 & GLO 1, GLO 4
This second assignment requires the application and use of your website/web app design criteria/guidelines produced for Assignment 1 by requiring a usability evaluation on your allocated website/web app. If your guidelines were targeted at web apps, also consider part of your evaluation using a mobile device (phone/tablet). Your critique will identify the main features, the areas that have high usability and the areas that have issues. The assignment will require an understanding of typical users and their required functionality. You will work individually and present your evaluation as a written report.
The interface that you will use is determined by the last digit of your student number. For example, if your student number is 213123450 then you will analyse website 0 (Kotaku Australia). Students who do not use the designated website/web app risk receiving no marks for this assignment. If you want to substitute your website/web app for either another one in the list or a different one altogether, then you need to seek approval from the Unit Chair before starting.
|Student ID last digit
|Bubble Google Docs
There are two main tasks associated with this assignment. Firstly, you need to complete a usability analysis of your website/web app and write a commentary on the best and worst parts of the interface. Secondly, you are required to evaluate the functionality of your interface in completing a few typical user tasks.
Access the ‘cyber security’ section→ Click on the ‘filter’ icon → Select “Past Month” → Review results → Access article/s → Read article
You are to present your work as a usability report. This report will contain a number of sections including, but not restricted to:
Your submission must be in the form of a report. The size and format is up to you. The length of the report should be 1500 words. More than this will be a waste of your time. You must acknowledge all statements and information taken from other sources and adhere to the guidelines published regarding plagiarism. All ideas and material taken from references must be cited and a full bibliography must be provided at the end of the report. Diagrams and/or tables may be used if you think this will strengthen your arguments. Advice on referencing (Harvard style) and report writing is available on the Study Support site.
The assignment is to be submitted online through the assignment folder in the unit site as either a Word document or PDF.
This project is worth 15% of your final mark. It has three major assessment areas. You must demonstrate that you:
|Description of the interface and its functionality.
|Description of possible users and their goals.
|Description of your methodology for evaluation.
|Your evaluation and discussion of the usability of the interface.
|Your evaluation and discussion of the interface functionality.
|Professionalism & referencing.
|Total (will be scaled back to a mark out of 15)