November 6, 2009
Some Oldies but Goodies in the Government Domain"Over my six-plus years of tracking the federal web developments for [e-Government and Web Directory: U.S. Federal Government Online] -- through the post-9/11 scrubbing of numerous dotmil sites, the continuing conversion of government's printed publications to online-only, the massive Homeland Security reorganization, experiments with social media, and a change in presidential administrations -- I have found that federal web sites do not change as rapidly as people seem to think," writes Peggy Gavin. "The content on federal government websites is dynamic, constantly being refreshed and redesigned. However, the sites themselves, the ones that represent so much of the work of the federal government and are selected for inclusion in the book, are fairly stable." Garvin highlights several of these essential sites in The Government Domain: A Handful of Classics on LLRX. [JH]
I agree, that maintaining the same structure of the government website design helps people to navigate with ease over time (probably because they get used to it). But it is important to make this structure simple and convenient in the first place to make it user-friendly. As far as I see it, people have difficulty in finding information on government websites, making access difficult.
Posted by: Shared Ideas | Nov 6, 2009 1:57:44 PM