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JohannaDiemer10.

4 ITEvaluation

TableofContents 1.TestingtheProduct Survey InterviewwithMs.Wilcox 2.EvaluateSuccessofProduct 3.Improvements 4.ImpactoftheSolution

1. Testing the Product Survey Icreatedthissurveyandsentitouttoallof6th7thand8thgrade.Ialsosentittomyhomeroom togettheirreactions,especiallythedesign.

Theseweretheresponsesafteroneday.

Interview with Ms. Wilcox IsentMs.Wilcoxanemailandaskedhertoanswerthesequestions,becauseshedidnot answermyemail,askingifwecouldmeet.Therefore,Ihadnofreelunchesleftuntilthe evaluationwasdue,soIsenthertheemailsinstead.


HiJohanna, Thedesignofthewebsiteisgreat...it'seasytonavigate. Theinformationismostlycorrect...Iamnotinchargeofthetransitionsteamthough...Iamonthe SteeringCommitteeoftheTransitionsTeam.ImanagetheStudentSubCommitteeofthe TransitionsteamwithMs.GaylordJanssen. Inthewebaddressmynameisspelled'wilxox'. PerhapssomemoreinformationabouttheAmbassadorProgramme,AmbassadorActivities(such asbowlingtrips,tripstochristmasmarkets,moviesnights,sleepovers)etc... PerhapsalsoputsomeinformationabouttheXpressDropinthatisafterschool.I'veattacheda posterforthiswiththeinfo. Looksgreat...thanksforchoosingme! PaulaWilcox

2. Evaluate Success of Product ThesewerethespecificationsthatIoriginallymade.TheredtextishowImeteachspecification fromtheresultsofthesurveyandmypersonalopinion. Essential Desired

Picture(s)ofMs.Wilcox ColorScheme(twotothreecolors) Iaddedapictureofheroneachpage Iusedabasiccolorscemeofblack, ofthewebsite. white,graysandmaroon.One Onetesterstated,Iliked...especially personaltestersaid,thecolor thepictureofher. scemewassimple,buteffective. PictureofAmbassadors/OrientationDay Iaddedtwopicturesof ammbassadorsonOrientationDay. 90%oftesterssaidthatthephotos ModernDesign Asthetestersstated,thedesign makesthewebsitemoreeffective, anditismodern.53%oftesters

madethewebsitemoreeffective.

statedthatthedesignofthewebsite wasa9ora10oftenpoints.Asone testersaid,Ilikedthedesignin general.Thisprovesthedesignwas good. Ms.Wilcoxsaid,Thedesignofthe websiteisgreat...it'seasyto navigate

InfoonAbassadorProgramme InfoonAbassadorProgramme OrientationDay ListofAmbassadorsineachgrade Iaddedawholeparagraphon Ididnotdothisbecause whatOrientationDayis. legally,Iamnotallowedtodo Howtosignuptobeanambassador sobecauseofschoolrules. Iaddedawholesectionon Thewebsiteispublic. howthesignupprocess works. Testerlearnedalotaboutthese things.Onetestersaid,yes,Ilearned alotofnewthingsabouther. Ms.Wilcoxsaidthattheinformation ismostlycorrect...Iamnotincharge ofthetransitionsteamthough...Iam ontheSteeringCommitteeofthe TransitionsTeam.Imanagethe StudentSubCommitteeofthe TransitionsteamwithMs. GaylordJanssen.Makingthe informationcorrectandexpandingit wouldhavemadeitbetter. Ms.WilcoxsaidthatIcouldhave addedinformationonthe AmbassadorProgramme, AmbassadorActivities(suchas bowlingtrips,tripstochristmas markets,moviesnights,sleepovers) etc,theXpressDropinthatisafter school.I'veattachedaposterforthis withtheinfo. ContactInfo(Ms.Wilcox) Email Iaddedheremailaddress, andawaytosendheran emailfromthewebsite ContactInfo(Ms.Wilcox) PhoneNumber Icouldnotfindherphone number,andalsothoughtit wasnecessary.

directly.Iaskedatester personallyifsendinganemail worked,anditdid! OfficeLocation Iaddedwhereherofficeisin theschool,theroomnumber andamap,locatingheroffice onit.Onepersonaltestersaid thatInowknowwhereher newofficeis.Ihadnoidea.

Overall,Idefinitelythinkthatmyfinalproductmetmygoals/specifications.Onlysomeofthe informationwasincorrectornotcomplete.Itwasveryeffectiveinteachingpeoplemoreabout Ms.Wilcox,asseeninthesurveyresults.Thepromotedperson,Ms.Wilcox,wasquitepleased withthewebsite,too.ThesearetheresultsIhadhopedfor. 3. Improvements InquiringandAnalysing Toimprovetheinquiringandanalysingstage,Icouldhaveresearchedmoreexistingproducts.I analysedonlythreedifferentkinds,butreviewingmorewouldhavegivenmeabetteroverviewof howtodothelayoutofawebsite.ThiswouldhavehelpedmewhenIwasactuallymakingthe website,becauseIcouldhavebeenmorecreative.TheworkscitedfortheproductsI researchedwasalsonotcompleteandhadnoworkscitedtitle.Thiswouldhaveimprovedhow professionalthewebsiteis. DevelopingIdeas Toimporvethedevelopingideasphase,IfirstlycouldhaveexplainedinmoredetailhowIplanto promoteMs.Wilcox.Ihadsomegeneralideas,butIdidnotfullystatewhatkindofwebsiteitwill beorhowIwillmakeit.Anotherwaytoimprovewouldhavebeentoprovidemoredetailed explanationsofwhateachpagewilllooklike,includingtheexactpictureIwilluseandwhereIwill getit,theexacttextIwilladdintothetextboxesandlayout/designspecifications(background, colorscheme). Product Toimprovethefinalproduct,Iwouldfirstlymaketheproductlesssimple.Thewebsitewasreally basic,withasimplebackground,simpleshapesandtextlayout.Icouldhaveaddedmore elements,likeaphotogallery,tothewebsitetomakeitmorecomplex.Icouldhavealsoadded somemorecolorstomakeitmoreaesteticallypleasing.Ididnotreallyhavecontroloverthe picturethatIusedofMs.Wilcox,butitwouldhavebeenalotbettertouseaphotothatItookand editedpersonally.Iwouldnothavechangedittoblackandwhite,asitseemedabitsadonthe website.Tomakethepicturesmoreprofessional,Icouldhaveeditedthemtoafurtherextent withPhotoshop.Ihadverylittletimeintheendtoeditthepicturessothationlychangedvery

basicfeatures,includingthecontrast,brightnesss,warmthandsomeothers. 4. Impact of the Solution MytargetgroupareISDstudentsingrades68,aswellastheirparentsandteachersatISD.My websiteisacsessibletoallofthetargetgroup,asitisawebsite,whichissomethingthatworked reallywell.Anotherthingthatworkedwellformytargetaudienceisthatthewebsiteisreally simpletonavigatethrough,whichMs.Wilcoxalsotoldme,sothatevenparentswhoarenotso goodwiththechnologycanstillusethewebsiteasaninformationsource.Thepicturesarealso verybenefitial,asthetargetaudiencecanthenrecognizeMs.Wilcoxinschoolandifnot,they canusethedirectionsIgaveonthewebsitetofindheroffice.Thewebsitehadalotof information,whichthetargetaudiencecouldusetolearnmoreaboutMs.Wilcox.ThepicturesI usedalsohadapositiveeffectonthetargetaudience,asstatedintheresultsofthesurvey. Somethingthatdidnotworksowellforthetargetaudienceisthesimplicityofthewebsite. AlthoughIoriginallythoughtthatthiswouldhelpthetargetaudiencefindtheinformationthey needfaster,manytestersstatedthatthiswasnotofbenefittothem,butmadethewebsitetoo dull.Thebackgroundcoloralsodidnotworksowellforthetargetaudience,asitbroughtthe impressionthatMs.Wilcoxisadull,grayteacher,whichisnottrue. Thereasultsofthesurveydefinitelyshowthattheproductwasfocusedonthetargetgroup,as everythingwasunderstoodbythemajorityofthetesters(thewebsite)andthatmanytesters statedthatthewebsitewasveryhelpfulingivingimportantinformationaboutMs.Wilcoxand whatshedoesatISD. Idefinitelyagreewiththeresultsofthesurvey.Firslty,Idefinitelythinkthatitisaesthetically pleasing,aboutinthe89/10zone,whichiswhatmostpeoplesaid,althoughitmaybeabit simple.IalsothinkthatthepicturesIusedwereveryeffective,asmytesters,becausewithout themthewebsitewouldbeverydullandnotinterestingatall.Asthemajorityoftestersstated, poeplewholookatthewebsitelearnedalotaboutwhatherjobisandwhatshecanhelpyou with.Iwouldalsoagreethatparentswouldreallybenefitfromthiswebsite,especiallyiftheir childrenarehavingahardtimeatschool. OnethingIdonotagreewithisthatpeopledidnotknowthatsheisaconsellorbeacuseIdo feelthatsheholdsquiteafewpresentationsinassemblies,sothatpeoplewouldatleastknow whatherjobis.