Sunday, June 25, 2006

NAEA Web Advisory Meeting

Had a virtual meeting this evening at TappedIn of the NAEA website advisory committee. TappenIn is a site for educators to hang out in. You can set up a virtual office, groups, post files and have online chats. The group I was meeting with includes art educators from around the country. We are working on advising the NAEA Board on policy for the website. Right now we are doing housekeeping chores like Copyright, Privacy, Disclaimer and links policy statements. During the course of the discussion I was surprised to learn that the Board of Directors page had links to NAEA listservs that members could join. Website Usability - a few months ago I read Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug. Steve goes over how websites need to make it easy for visitors to find what they want. He is a strong advocate of usability studies where web developers watch people using their site. The idea is to learn how to improve a site by seeing how people navigate a site.The book is clear, concise and practices what it preaches.

1 comment:

Jodi said...

I've used Tapped In before as a part of a Graduate Class that I took. It really gives you the ability to reach a lot of people at one time and get immediate feedback. Glad to see you are using your summer constructively, Harold!