Week 4: Web Creditability – Activity

Activity: Presumed creditability is based on general assumptions in the viewers own mind. These websites usually end in a “.org”. For example, The World Wildlife Fund website. Reputed creditability is based on third-party endorsements, referrals or reports. These are sites which have won awards for their content. For example, The Escapist Magazine webpage. Surface creditability is generally based on first impression. These are sites that … Continue reading Week 4: Web Creditability – Activity

Week 4: Web Creditability – Question 3

Question 3: Web creditability is something that needs further investigation in the future as because of the vastness of the web not as much research is being done. The world is moving fast, which in turn means more and more technologies are popping up here and there. This means more effort will need to be out in, in order to assess how these new technologies … Continue reading Week 4: Web Creditability – Question 3

Week 4: Web Creditability – Question 2

Question 2: While there are many places on the web that will provide you with credible and accurate resources, Wikipedia is not one of them. Never would you reference a Wikipedia page in anything academic as it is considered to be a completely unreliable source. Credible sources are usually defined as works that have been academically written by an expert in that subject then edited … Continue reading Week 4: Web Creditability – Question 2

Week 4: Web Creditability – Question 1

Question 1: The internet contains vast amounts of information. Anything you need or want to know is there at the touch of a button. This mostly benefits us, but can also be attributed to our intellectual downfall. The internet is huge yes, but quite easy to navigate. Gone are the days when only sophisticated companies had websites. Now anyone can make one. It is for … Continue reading Week 4: Web Creditability – Question 1

Week 3: Load Performance – Question 3

Psychology can be a very important thing to consider when talking about design. By looking at the way things used to be and the way they’ve changed over the decades we can clearly see that the way we now chose to showcase our content has drastically changed. In the early days of the internet web pages were suffocating between hundreds of ads and images crammed … Continue reading Week 3: Load Performance – Question 3

Week 3: Load Performance – Question 2

Question 2: The concept of “chunking’ was coined by George A. Miller back in 1956 (Pramling, 2011). Chunking, simply, refers to the act of breaking up big pieces of information into smaller sections. This is done because bigger groups of information are harder to remember in one sitting. By breaking a huge piece of information into smaller pieces means we understand what we’re learning quicker … Continue reading Week 3: Load Performance – Question 2