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2006-2007 Florida Atlantic University libraries web usability study

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Title: 2006-2007 Florida Atlantic University libraries web usability study.
Name(s): Erdman, Jacquelyn M., creator
Patel, Salwa Ismail, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Study
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2007-12-03
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Digital Library [digital object]
Language(s): English
Identifier: 42652 (digitool), FADT42652 (IID), fau:7530 (fedora)
Note(s): The web usability assessment study was designed to take a thorough look at the Libraries’ website design and organization before and after the home page was branded.1 Branding is a way for an organization to strengthen its identity by creating official images (seals, logos, etc.), official color palettes, uniform web layout design, and other forms of unification. By creating a uniform look for a university, the community and the public can more easily identify what is affiliated with the university and what is not. The goal of the website branding at Florida Atlantic University is for each department and unit to format all their web pages based on pre-determined layout templates, which sync with the overall look of the university’s webpage. This means that the look and organization of the Libraries’ website will be altered not based on usability but on an overall commonality and aesthetic appeal. The Library needed to understand how the branded layout had affected the usability of the website.
Subject(s): Library Web sites--Use Studies--Case studies
Library Web sites--Design--Case studies
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Owner Institution: FAU

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