Essay about The Process of Designing a Website

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The Process of Designing a Website To begin the process of designing a web site you should create a paper prototype of five linked web pages. Paper prototyping is a variation of usability testing where users perform realistic tasks by interacting with a paper version instead of a computer. With this we can obtain feedback from the user and then it be dealt with before creating a web page. The think-aloud technique is concerned with the behaviour of an individual when performing a task. We interviewed one user because we felt that if more users were to do the prototype, then information will be discussed. We told the participants at any time they could leave if they felt uncomfortable…show more content…
The user finds this very confusing due to the layouts of the buttons and the wording. As a result, they had to start all over again and it irritated the user. A “submit” button was required at the final page but this was not displayed. The last page had mention that the order was completed. However, the feedback use from the think aloud technique meant that by proceeding onto another page would make the payment more reliable and sufficient. From using the think aloud technique to get feedback, we improve our design to be a much more useful one. We put in drop down menus in appropriates places so the user would find this more convenient. The colour scheme was also changed to differentiate our website from the rest and create a better first impression on the user. We made our buttons clearer so the user can understand it better and also position them in a viewable way. Therefore using this technique has made our design more successful. (466 words) Part 2 Discuss briefly the advantages of paper-based prototyping, with particular reference to your own prototype (not to exceed 500 words). The Advantages of Paper – Based Prototyping Paper Prototyping is considered by many to be an easy to use and efficient tool to plot out an interface seen by the user. It has a number of advantages which we
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