A High-Level Round Table Content Analysis & Navigation Plan

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Project code: 
ALA-3

General Information

Project Name: 
A High-Level Round Table Content Analysis & Navigation Plan
Project City: 
Chicago
Organization Name: 
Number of Students: 
1-3

Project Description

Project Description: 

The ALA Round Table subsites (reachable from http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/round_tables.cfm) have been created and maintained by volunteers whose main priority has been their content, and not cross-site usability. A high-level analysis of the types of content on the 17 subsites would identify shared topics so that a plan for consistent labeling and left navigation of the sites can be developed. If possible, a remote asynchronous card-sorting test will be used to engage round table members in the project. The deliverable would be the left navigation plan with variants, as needed, to reflect legitimate differences in the Round Tables' needs.

Project Function: 
Information Architecture
Knowledge/Content Management
Usability Evaluation
User Interface/Experience Design
Web Design/Development/Administration
Other

Requirement

Required Skills and Abilities: 

Willingness to inventory and then sort content by type to locate common themes/types.

Preferred Skills and Abilities: 

Understanding of information architecture, usability, semantics of labeling.