NHS Designs

Definition
per·va·sive
adjective
Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate: the pervasive odor of garlic.


Definition
per·vade
verb
to become spread throughout all parts of.

Web Design Evaluating Web Sites

Pervasive Usability, Stage by Stage

Stage

Assuring Usability

1

Requirements Analysis

  • Determine the goals for the Web site from the perspective of the user and the business.
  • Determine the user needs and target usability requirements.
  • Evaluate existing versions of the site.
  • Perform a competitive analysis.
  • Perform user interviews and surveys.

2

Conceptual Design

  • Sketch out a site design and architecture at an abstract level.
  • Conduct a task analysis to find critical features.

3

Mockups / Prototypes

  • Rapidly create visual representations (mockups) or interactive representations (prototypes) of the site.
  • Evaluate usability through focus groups, user tests, and walkthroughs.
  • Use the evaluation results to create more mockups or improve the prototypes.
  • Repeat this process (design iteration) until the design and usability goals are met

4

Production

  • Create the final product.
  • Evaluate functionality through testing, quality assurance, usability testing, and field testing.
  • Use the evaluation results to improve the product.
  • Repeat this process (production iteration) until the business goals are met.

5

Launch and Maintenance

  • Launch the Web site.
  • Maintain and refine with user feedback.
  • Use the feedback to create new requirements, and begin major design improvements (system iteration).

ABOUT MRS. PEDERSEN · EMAIL MRS. PEDERSEN
resources · copyright information · Website designed by
Order a Custom, Watercolor Pet Portrait at PetsByDawn.com