Website Evaluation June 3 2002
Each of the four elements below is worth 1/4 of the grade for this project which counts for 40% of the class grade.
Scores can be improved by additional work on the sites between now and the final presentation at the end of the quarter, now scheduled for the final exam time, 7:00-8:30 in the Library Multimedia Computer Lab Wednesday June 12
5=excellent; 4=good; 3=adequate; 2=inadequate 1=absentAverage: 5
Score I. 5
The purpose is clear and well defined: to acquaint us with a hike through a less than well known area of Cal Poly Land, to make it both easy and inviting to get there and take the hike, and to enrich our experience of the landscape by providing information about it in an aesthetically pleasing format that is both focussesd and varied.
Score II. 5
The design of each page is harmonious with the overall website designlayout, font, colors, relation of pictures, text and maps. The navigation pattern of arrows is consistent with the many web galleries on the larger site. The several links to other locations on the CPL website are appropriate and helpful. The addition of a printable pamphlet is a welcome addition to original website formats
Score III. 5
Quantity is appropriate to one subunit. The user needs the specified amount of time to get through the site once, but repeated revisitings are rewarding because of the variety of information, approaches, and formats
The use of two zoomed maps leading us to the place, corresponding to driving and walking instructions is, clever. The use of the Photoshop imposed trail upon one of the maps is accurate and capable. The use of arrows is intuitive and helpful to maneuvering around this site. One bit of navigation is missinga way to get back to the home page from the webwalk page.
Score IV. 5
The text is clear, concise, error-free and well written. The information is carefully researched and contains much material hard to access and of great interest to general readers. The use of the road to lead us through the landscape and the story of of the round trip walk is effective. The sense of beginning, middle and end is enhanced by the opening and closing images of fences and roads leading away at first and back home at the end. The language supports this movement, especially on the last page. The device of showing the quarry in the far distance and relating it to the path we have just taken is delightful.
This is work to be proud of!