Here I’m gonna compare two course website from two courses that I’ve taken.
Problem 1: CGT home leads to a broken link
Problem 2: Project listed under Paper
Problem 3: Reading listed under resources
Problem 4: Assigned to and reading column is complete blank
Problem5: Deadline for assignment not clear from home page
Problem 6: click schedule go back to home page
Problem 7: no information about the instructor on home page
Problem 8: Top bar doesn’t link to home page
Problem 9: Text book picture not clickable
Problem 10: Font size way too small
Problem 11: Font size inconsistent in Syllabus
Problem 12: Lecture notes when opened by Safari on Macbook Pro with OS X is flipped to the side.
Problem 13: Lecture notes when opened by Safari on iPad with iOS 6 doesn’t allow scroll down.
Problem 14: Publishing lecture notes way early which leads to changing lecture notes after it’s published
Problem 14: No information about the TA found on the website
Problem 15: No section for announcement
Problem 16: the content isn’t centered
Problem 17: Top menu bar way too small for clicking
Problem 18: Inconsistency between project and homework, project links open up a new page, homework links open up a document
Problem 19: All projects listed under one page
Problem 20: doesn’t indicate which semester
Good design 1: Prominently display semester, location, and time of the course
Good design 2: Prominently display announcement and automatically take off old announcement
Good design 3: Show instructor and TA’s picture
Good design 4: Offer both pptx and pdf version of the lecture note (pptx is more convenient for taking notes and editing content
Good design 5: All assignments (projects and homework’s) are shown on the row of the due dates
Good design 6: Use different color to highlight holiday, midterm, final and review session.
Good design 7: Separate weekly schedule to show time and location for lecture, discussion, lab and office hour of both TAs and instructors.
Good design 8: Separate page for each assignment, lab and discussion