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ArtsEdNet Questionnaire

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Loretta Staples (loretta)
Mon, 17 Jun 1996 10:49:06 -0700


Hello ArtsEdNet Visitors,

I'm Loretta Staples of U dot I, a graphic and information design consulting
firm working with the Getty Center for Education in the Arts to improve the
design of ArtsEdNet. Toward that end, I'm asking your assistance in filling
out the questionnaire below. It includes specific questions about
ArtsEdNet's organization and ease-of-use. Your feedback will help direct
the site redesign.

I realize that several of you have already participated with the Getty to
complete surveys or participate in focus groups about ArtsEdNet. I have
reviewed that information, and the questions below reflect my attempt to
hone in on specific issues that emerged from that data. Some of the
questions, in the user profile section for instance, are already familiar
to you. I hope you won't mind answering them again in the context of this
questionnaire.

Your comments to date have been invaluable in providing me with a user
perspective on ArtsEdNet. Completing this questionnaire will help
prioritize, confirm, and refine our redesign efforts.

Thanks from me and the ArtsEdNet team!

*********************************

ArtsEdNet Site Design Questionnaire

You can complete this questionnaire electronically by copying and editing
it directly. Just insert X's (or numbers when asked to rank something)
between the brackets and give your comments where requested. The
questionnaire should take about 20 minutes to complete.

RETURN THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE TO ME AT loretta BY TUESDAY,
JUNE 25, 1996.

Links and Navigation

1. When you come to the ArtsEdNet home page, what link do you
typically click first?
[ ] Overview
[ ] Currents
[ ] Tools
[ ] Connections
[ ] Library
[ ] Programs
[ ] Catalog
[ ] Other (Please explain) _________________________

2. Do you click this link from
[ ] the illustration (image map) at the top of the page
[ ] the bulleted Table of Contents list
[ ] the bottom-of-page links

3. If you selected "Other," in question #1, which of the links below
do you typically click first?
[ ] Tutorial
[ ] Survey
[ ] Index
[ ] Comments
[ ] Detailed Table of Contents
[ ] one of the "announcement links" just below the main illustration (image map)

4. Do you tend to go to the same place each time you enter ArtsEdNet,
or do you go to different places each time?
[ ] usually the same place
[ ] usually different places

5. Within the first page of each section of ArtsEdNet do you prefer to
click first level links from
[ ] the introductory paragraph, where links are embedded in the narrative text
[ ] the section contents list, which shows the link hierarchy

6. Within section pages which links do you use to go to other main
sections?
[ ] the bottom-of-page graphic links
[ ] the bottom-of-page text links

7. In general, would you prefer the graphic links to be
[ ] at the top of the page
[ ] at the bottom of the page

8. In general, do you think ArtsEdNet pages require too much scrolling?
[ ] yes
[ ] no

9. Do you mind scrolling long ArtsEdNet pages?
[ ] no, I don't mind scrolling
[ ] yes, I don't like scrolling

10. Do you generally go to ArtsEdNet to
[ ] search for specific things
[ ] browse what's available

11. Do you PERCEIVE the ArtsEdNet content as being regularly updated
[ ] weekly
[ ] monthly
[ ] every two months
[ ] I don't perceive of ArtsEdNet as following a regular cycle
How do you recognize this to be the publishing cycle? (Please explain)
_________________________

12. How frequently do you think the ArtsEdNet content should be
updated--major publishing cycles, not corrections and minor changes and
additions.
[ ] weekly
[ ] monthly
[ ] every two months

13. Do you think ArtsEdNet should be published more like a "magazine"
with "issues" that correspond to a regular publication cycle?
[ ] yes
[ ] no

14. The ArtsEdNet home page includes redundant links that go to the
same pages. For example, "Overview" can be clicked in the illustration at
the top of the page, or from the bulleted list. Are these redundant links
[ ] confusing
[ ] not useful, but not a problem either
[ ] useful

15. On the home page would you prefer
[ ] fewer links, even if this meant more clicks to get to the info needed
[ ] about the number of links there are currently, each presented once, not
redundantly
[ ] more links, even if this meant a longer scrolling home page

16. In general, do you prefer links from
[ ] image maps (links embedded in a large illustration like the one on
ArtsEdNet's home page)
[ ] bulleted text lists
[ ] icons
[ ] 3-D looking buttons
[ ] text within a descriptive paragraph

17. Do you prefer to use
[ ] text links
[ ] graphic links
Please explain _________________________

18. What are the top three things you do at ArtsEdNet? (Please use
numbers to rank order your first, second, and third activity choices.)
[ ] Locate lesson plan information
[ ] Exchange ideas online with others professionals in the field
[ ] Use the library
[ ] Find professional development information
[ ] Look for new or updated information on the site
[ ] Read the latest announcements from the Getty Center for Education in
the Arts
[ ] Other (Please explain) _________________________

19. When browsing ArtsEdNet, do you ever "get lost" in the information?
[ ] hardly ever
[ ] occasionally
[ ] often
[ ] very often

20. Does getting lost discourage you from visiting unfamiliar sections
of the site?
[ ] yes
[ ] sometimes
[ ] no
Please explain _________________________

21. In your first visit to ArtsEdNet, did you find the home page (check
all that apply)
[ ] confusing
[ ] clear
[ ] friendly
[ ] overwhelming
[ ] well organized
Please explain _________________________

22. Have you ever used the ArtsEdNet Tutorial?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No

23. If you HAVE used the ArtsEdNet Tutorial, was it useful?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No

24. How often do you use the ArtsEdNet Index?
[ ] never
[ ] occasionally
[ ] often
[ ] each time I access the site

25. If the ArtsEdNet site provided a search utility, how frequently
would you use it?
[ ] never
[ ] occasionally
[ ] often
[ ] each time I accessed the site

26. Is it important for you to know what's changed (if anything) in the
site since your last visit?
[ ] unimportant
[ ] a little important
[ ] important
[ ] very important

27. Are the ArtsEdNet section names (Catalog, Overview, Library,
Currents, Tools, Programs, Connections)
[ ] hard to understand
[ ] somewhat easy to understand
[ ] easy to understand
[ ] very easy to understand

28. The section names in the bulleted list on the home page are
accompanied by brief descriptions of their contents. Do you find these
descriptions
[ ] helpful in general because the names alone aren't understandable
[ ] helpful, but only when first using the site
[ ] not really helpful

29. Do you think that changing the section names would be
[ ] inconvenient (if so, why?) _________________________
[ ] possibly inconvenient, but worth it if they were easier to understand
[ ] not inconvenient

30. Please review the following list of proposed section names and
answer below.
- About this site
- Curriculum Resources/Materials
- Interactive Forum
- Reading Room
- Happenings/Opportunities
- Image Gallery
- For Sale
- Advocacy
- Web Highlights
When compared to the current section names, do you find the proposed names
[ ] about the same (in terms of understandability)
[ ] somewhat easier to understand
[ ] much easier to understand

31. Please indicate the names you do and don't like from the list of
proposed section names. For names you DON'T like, please suggest an
alternative if one comes to mind.
[ ] do like [ ] don't like - About this site (Option) _________________________
[ ] do like [ ] don't like - Curriculum Resources/Materials (Option)
_________________________
[ ] do like [ ] don't like - Interactive Forum (Option)
_________________________
[ ] do like [ ] don't like - Reading Room (Option) _________________________
[ ] do like [ ] don't like - Happenings/Opportunities (Option)
_________________________
[ ] do like [ ] don't like - Image Gallery (Option) _________________________
[ ] do like [ ] don't like - For Sale (Option) _________________________
[ ] do like [ ] don't like - Advocacy (Option) _________________________
[ ] do like [ ] don't like - Web Highlights (Option) _________________________

32. Is the information you want to access too many links away or at the
right level in the information hierarchy?
[ ] too far away
[ ] somewhat far away
[ ] at the right level
What is the information you want to access? (Please explain)
_________________________

33. Do you think the ArtsEdNet site includes
[ ] not enough information
[ ] the right amount information
[ ] too much information
What information should be added? (Please explain) _________________________
What information should be deleted? (Please explain) _________________________

34. At the ArtsEdNet site is it
[ ] easy to find the information you need
[ ] hard to find the information you need

35. Would you prefer a personalized home page? (For example, a custom
page displaying selected links specified by you.)
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
Please explain _________________________

User Profile

36. Are you
[ ] an art educator
[ ] general classroom teacher
[ ] museum educator
[ ] undergraduate or graduate student in art education
[ ] school board member
[ ] education administrator
[ ] other (Please explain) _________________________

37. Is the grade level you are involved with
[ ] K-6
[ ] middle school
[ ] high school
[ ] university level
[ ] other/none

38. How long have you been using the ArtsEdNet site?
[ ] one month or less
[ ] 2-3 months
[ ] 3-4 months
[ ] 4 or more months

39. Do you access ArtsEdNet
[ ] from a school computer
[ ] from a home computer
[ ] other (Please explain) _________________________

40. What kind of computer do you use when accessing ArtsEdNet?
[ ] PC
[ ] Macintosh
[ ] other (Please explain) _________________________

41. What is your modem speed?
[ ] 28.8
[ ] 14.4
[ ] 9.6
[ ] other (Please explain) _________________________

42. What browser do you use?
[ ] AOL
[ ] Netscape
[ ] Internet Explorer
[ ] Mosaic
[ ] other (Please explain) _________________________

43. As a computer user do you consider yourself
[ ] a novice
[ ] an intermediate user
[ ] an advanced user
[ ] an expert

44. As a World Wide Web user do you consider yourself
[ ] a novice
[ ] an intermediate user
[ ] an advanced user
[ ] an expert

45. Do you browse the Web
[ ] daily
[ ] once a week
[ ] several times a week
[ ] once a month
[ ] several times a month

46. Do you browse ArtsEdNet
[ ] daily
[ ] once a week
[ ] several times a week
[ ] once a month
[ ] several times a month

47. What % of your total Web access time accounts for your visits to
ArtsEdNet?
[ ] 0 - 20%
[ ] 20 - 40%
[ ] 40 - 60%
[ ] 60 - 80%
[ ] 80 - 100%

Optional

48. Do you have any additional comments that might impact the redesign
of ArtsEdNet?