Web Site Genre Analysis
To be done in pairs (same pair as assignment 1). List your pages here.
- Type of genre: title of analysis – students, e.g.
E-Commerce Sites: A Comparison of ModCloth, eShakti and Zappos – Dominique and Lisa
- E-Commerce Sites: A comparison of Urban Outfittes, Nordstrom and Anthropologie – Dawn and Fina
- News Media Websites: Comparing the Seattle Times, New York Times and BBC – Ian and Jake
- Government sites: U.S. Coast Guard, White House, EPA – Ana and Flair
- Nonprofit Sites: 826 Seattle, Seattle Milk Fund, Sound Experience – Iku and Brad
- Entertainment Sites: Comparing Bon Iver, Macklemore and Dave Matthews Band – Daimon and Lukindo
- In-depth Website genre analysis: SeattleMama Doc v/s 826 Seattle v/s Seattle Milk Fund – James and Ranjan
Pick one genre for in-depth aesthetic (competitive) analysis. Use the site that you selected as well as at least two sites from other students. What are the similarities in visual design? What are the differences? How effective is the visual design? Develop at least one scenario to test the design, which must include who you have determined is the audience segment; what constitutes “success”? Give evidence for your judgment.
On the course blog, create a page for this assignment; the parent page is this page. Analyze each website; link your page to this summary page.
Once you have the data, then think about how to best present the results. At a minimum, each of the three sites needs:
- Org name, URL, home page screen shot
- Analytical summary, including “do-s” and “don’t-s”
Due 6 pm Wednesday, 21 November
- 50 points : all components present, no typos/grammar errors, demonstrates creative thought and initiative (beyond bare bones answering of questions)
- 45 points : all components present, minimal errors, average response to questions
- 40 points : missing components or major errors or below-average response to questions
- 35 points : missing components and major errors or below-average response to questions