Web Site Task - Identify

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Web Site Task - Identify

What you have to do.

In this unit you have to produce a website as coursework.

For the moment don't worry about how you will make the website since that is covered in stage 4. If you need to get help with using your choice of Web editor try following the guides shown in the 'Quick Tips' section below to producing a website

Here's the scenario you have chosen:

ChemistTask 9 A local chemist needs a website which tells people the opening hours of the pharmacy. People need to be able to find the shop on Internet by doing a search for 'Hexham Chemist'. At the moment, although people can find the shop, they can't find the opening hours. The shop also sells a range of other products and the Pharmacist would like you to produce some pages of sun tan lotions, sunglasses, anti-histamine creams and other products which people will need in hot summer weather.

Now that you have made your choice of website here's what to do.

In the following instructions the bold text will be your headings and subheadings. As you complete each step tick off the checkboxes at the right.

  1. Create a Word document with the title 'Identifying the website problem'
  • After you write the title save it in a folder 'website coursework'. As you work on this document keep saving it regularly.
  • Write an Introduction. Describe what the website is for. Explain what the website's owner wants the website to do. What will the owner of the website gain by having it?
  • Describe who will own and use the website. This will be the owner of the website not the people who look at it.
  • Explain who the audience of the website will be - the people who look at it on Internet. What do they hope to do or find out?
  • Say what that person does at the moment to promote or service and inform people about them.
  • Explain what problems they have telling people about their product or service at the moment.
  • Explain what your website will do better than paper methods.
  • Explain how the website will save them time and effort.
  • Explain that the website will need updating and what will change. Give an example.
  • Format your document nicely with an empty line between paragraphs. Use 12 pt black text size, Times, Arial, or Comic Sans MS font. DON'T use wordart!
  • Make sure you add a header containing your name and a footer containing the filename and path of the document.

Here's what the exam board says about this document:

Break it down into:

  1. An introduction
  2. A description of the problem the website will solve
  3. Identify who the real user will be of the website
  4. Provide at least two other ways the problem could be solved - Alternative solutions
  5. Explain why using ICT is a sensible way of solving the problem
  6. Explain what could be measured or tested to show the problem has been solved - Quantitative objectives.
How many marks you will get
What you need to do to get these marks
What you must produce
0-1 A statement of the problem which is unclear or lacks detail. You will have written only a single paragraph something like - I am going to produce a website to provide information for a business

The ”real‘ user may need to be fictitious, but it can't be you. Role-play can be useful here with other students playing the role of ”real‘ users. Possible solutions could include a comparison of printed methods (e.g. using a brochure or flyer) with a website, stating why the website is better.

Quantitative objectives:
Giving results of timing how long it takes is much better for testing than saying 'My website was quicker'.
Saying ”The user needs to be able to print out a list of stock that is on sale ‘ or ”The user needs to send a contact form to the website owner ‘. is better than: ”The website must be easy to use‘.

A quantitative objective is one you can test to see if you have achieved it.

2-3 A clear statement of the problem which identifies who is going to use the website and how they provide information at the moment. You need to say why the website will be better and what it will do. Written evidence that clearly explains what the website will do and who will use it. Alternative solutions need to be considered. Objectives are stated in general terms.
4-5 A clear statement of the problem, giving some background detail and identifying the ”real‘ user(s). Explain what possible alternative solutions there are and why you didn't choose them. Quantitative objectives or user requirements.
Written evidence that provides comprehensive details of the problem that needs to be solved and the ”real‘ user(s). Alternative solutions should be considered with justification for the proposed solution. Objectives will be quantitative. At least three quantitative objectives should be identified for the top marks.

Quick Tips

Done all that?

  • Save your document,
  • Add your name in a header and the filename and path in a footer.
  • Print it and
  • Hand it in to be marked.

Now you can go on to the next part - Analysing the problem

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