Information Literacy Issues: Presentation and Organization

Evaluate the presentation and organization of the site

Presentation issues include page or site layout, clarity or intuitiveness of the site's organizational design, and help/example sections. Presentation issues may, or may not, impact the information provided. If a citation of the source means that others will visit the site, the citation should be annotated to include information about the site presentation and organization. If a site is very difficult to use, it might be better to not use it as a reference.

Things to look for:

  • Intuitive site organization for the appropriate audience
  • Clear headings and textual references
  • Appropriate use of graphics and multi-media
  • Help and example sections appropriately placed
  • Navigational links provided back to starting points or table of content pages
Yahoo
Yahoo! Kids
Google
Graduate Studies
Human-Computer Interaction Lab
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's Website
College Park, Maryland

Table of Contents

Originally published May 1996 by Lida L. Larsen, Assistant Director, Collegial Relations and Information Services, Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland, College Park. Revised January 2007. Copyright Protected

Questions, comments, and suggestions can be sent to lidalarsen@acm.org

 

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