Objective

This is a usability evaluation of the Indiana University (IU) website. At first glance the site seemed like it was simple and organized decently. However, a book can never be simply judged by its cover; we put ourselves into the shoes of prospective and current students of IU, and created various tasks to test the usability of the site as a whole. These tasks, coupled with Nielsonís ten heuristics, aided us in determining how usable the website actually is. We found that, while the frequently used links are easy to find, inconsistencies between various site applications and layouts made the website as a whole more difficult to use.