www.artesian-arts.org: main site
www.artesian-arts.org/artists1.htm : online gallery

The purpose of this evaluation is to ask users their opinions on various matters regarding the Artesian website and online gallery.
This is a final evaluation after completion of the site and online gallery as part of my MSc project in Information Technology. (Multimedia Technology) The title of my study is "Accessibilty of Online Galleries" with my main concerns to redesign the site according to usability reasearch.
The site consists of many screens containing large amounts of textual and visual information. Firstly I ask you to study the entirity of the site and check the boxes listed below. After completing the whole evaluation please 'submit' the online form by clicking on the button at the end of this page! Thanks!

On a rating of one to five check your choices ( 1= SRONGLY AGREE and 5= STRONGLY DISAGREE )
It is important to understand if you check 1 then you STRONGLY AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT and if you check 5 you STRONGY DISAGREE WITH THE STATEMENT.


1. The information displayed on this site is accurate and current.

Agree> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. <Disagree

2. The site is easy to navigate around.

Agree> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. < Disagree

3. The organisational structure of the site is clear and coherent.

Agree> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. < Disagree

4. The layout of the site is clear/consistent and easy to follow.

Agree> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. < Disagree

5. The backgrounds and text work well together.

Agree> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. < Disagree

6. Graphical elements in the site are used consistently.

Agree> 1. 2. 3. .4. 5. < Disagree

7. Multimedia effects are used successfully in this site.

Agree> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. <Disagree

8. Download times do not affect the viewing of this site.

Agree> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. <Disagree

9. From the home page it takes me less than 30 seconds to find Judith McNicol's artist page.

Agree> 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. < Disagree

10. What do you like about this site and do you find it easy to use?

11. What do you dislike about this site and do you find it difficult to use?

12. How long have you been using computers- are you a beginner, intermediate or


Now I would like you to access the online gallery www.artesian-arts.org/artists1.htm
The gallery home page allows you to navigate to various sections categorised by type of artwork.
In the boxes below please critically evaluate the gallery specifically commenting on aesthetics,
content, favourite features, navigation and general layout.









For this next part of the evaluation I would like you to think about the navigation of the online gallery.

Do you know where you are within the site at all times?

Is it clear to you where to go next when using the site?

Can you track pages which you have already visited ?

In general can you suggest any recommendations for the improvement of
the navigation system within this site?


For this next part I would like you to refer to an artists page within the paintings
section of the online gallery ; http://www.artesian-arts.org/paintings.htm
Select an artist thumbnail and go to that page.

Find the link to ' recommend this page to a friend'

Think about what you like and dislike about this particular artist's work.
Follow the recommender link through.

Do you find this particluar 'recommend a friend' system to be of use and
will you use this feature again in the future?


16. Before doing this evaluation did you know what a recommender system was?



17. By using a recommender system within this site we aim to

  1. Bring more visitors to the site and especially to the online gallery
  2. Educate more people about 'outsider art' within Scotland and beyond
  3. Build a greater community of artists who will contribute to artesian

    Through using this ' recommend a friend' system do you believe that you
    have contributed to Artesian's community? Why?

I would like to thank you very much for filling out this form and remember to keep visiting Artesian's site
to view improvements and notes about the results from this evaluation.........THANKS!!!!!!