Category Archives: usability testing

Private-site usability and wireframes

Our partners at iFactory were on campus Jan. 23 to conduct usability testing on the wireframes (“blueprints”) for the new intranet/portal. Feedback from testers was mostly positive and task completion was 86 percent. The next step is to develop functional … Continue reading

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Kicking off the implementation phase

On Monday, we in Marcomm will have our first meeting with our project team from TerminalFour, the company that will provide our new content-management system and implement the designs and functions that iFactory has helped us develop over the last … Continue reading

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Lots of activities this week

Website redesign activities are revving up now. This week, we updated the Advisory Committee on the project’s progress and had two meetings of the Working Group to review different aspects of the work. Nov. 29, Website Advisory Committee Meeting: We … Continue reading

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We need your help to evaluate new website prototype

EVMS needs help evaluating the school’s new website prototype. Please take the usability test and share this link – http://evms-usability.ifactory.com/ab.php – with friends, family and colleagues. We’d like to have as much input as possible from people inside the institution … Continue reading

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Site map, wireframes and art direction

Monday, iFactory presented the second round of the proposed private-site site map to the Website Working Group. The group was pleased with the progress. Next Wednesday and Thursday, Pete and Carolyn from iFactory will be on campus to conduct usability … Continue reading

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Website Advisory Committee met on July 26

The EVMS Website Advisory Committee, made up of representatives from all EVMS departments and units, met Tuesday, July 26 for an update on the website project. We first discussed the results of the Website Usability Testing conducted by our partners … Continue reading

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Usability testing results and project options presented to Website Working Group

The EVMS Website Working Group (PDF) met on Wednesday, July 13, to review the Usability Testing Report from iFactory and to discuss iFactory’s recommendations for how the rest of the project will roll out. An executive summary of the testing … Continue reading

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Project activities this week

Here is an update on activities we and our partner iFactory worked on this week: We provided feedback to iFactory on the draft user scenarios and tasks (PDF), which they will finalize this week and deliver next week. We also … Continue reading

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Insights from website usability testing

Our consultants Dave and Pete from iFactory were on campus again this week, conducting usability testing on the current website. They asked several people representing major audiences of the site to perform a series of tasks and asked them to … Continue reading

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A real eye-opener: Website usability testing

An important part of website design is testing the concepts to find out whether the design and content communicate the messages the site owner intends to send. The tester creates a series of tasks website visitors should be able to … Continue reading

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