Student Perspective: First Major IT Project

Today, we presented our final project in Intro to IT. Our task was to choose a website and make it more usable. My group: Andrew, Henry, Steve, and I decided to choose the website we were required to use for another IT class called IT & Society.

Here is the link to the original: http://www.rpi.edu/~akeraa/IT-soc/

To come up with the design we evaluated the original design and usability using Nielsen's Heuristics. After going over the results we applied it to our design and this is what we came up with: http://www.akarnani.com/new_design/

We did some field testing and modified some things. In the end we received plenty of positive feedback and hope that our IT & Society professor will actually use the redesign.

Our presentation was pretty nerve wrecking, but in the end I believe we did a pretty good job. Not bad for first semester freshman, to say the least.


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