Usability Of Grant Websites

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hailey Blevins (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site:
Olga Menagarishvili

Abstract: Website usability is a widely explored area in the professional writing field, and many different types of websites have been analyzed for usability. However, grant websites have not been studied from this perspective. According to Jakob Nielsen and Kara Pernice (2010), a website’s usability centers around considerations of page layout, navigation, functional web design elements, pictures, and advertisements. This study explores how 2 items from this list – page layout and functional web design elements criteria -- are presented in two national grant websites, and, and two local grant websites, and In this study, I attempt to find out how national and local grant websites differ in terms of usability. I found that usability is higher in the local grant websites according to the chosen criteria and that the functional web design elements criteria were non-problematic across all four websites.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Blevins, H. (2019). Usability Of Grant Websites. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2019
Grant Websites, Usability, Nielsen, National Websites, Local Websites

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