Design Criteria: How do you know if your Web site is good?

The following discussion of design criteria is heavily based on notes made by Jason Armbruster from various articles in Communications of the ACM 38(8), August, 1995. Additional ideas resulting from discussions among IRM staff have been incorporated.

Some initial considerations:


Other issues

Maintainability

Navigation

Feedback

Coherence

Coherence is a mater of putting the documents you are publishing in a larger context.

Consistency

Richness

Ease

Self-Evidence

Predictability

Reuse

Readability