Chubb e-store usability

The Chubb e-store

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Chubb’s e-store has good usability.  Navigation is easy as the tab is clearly displayed in a no-nonsense manner. Also products are divided into categories making it easier for customers to find exactly what they’re looking for. For example, if a customer was wanting locksmiths in Auckland, they could either use the services tab or the search box. This choice allows visitors to use their most familiar approach.

 

BBC Website Usability

 

The BBC is an incredibly well known British broadcasting corporation. As such, it is expected that their website meets up to their high renown status.

Navigation

The BBC website is chocked full of information and pages. While there is a lot of information to take in, BBC makes a conscious effort to make the site navigational. The top tab categorizes different areas effectively. There is also a search bar with thousands of results right at your fingertips.

Learnability

The BBC website follows a familiar approach  of other broadcasting company websites. Categories are typically genre’s eg News, Sport, Weather etc.

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They also use an easy to remember URL – bbc.co.uk . This makes it easier for repeat visitors to find the site again.

Another nice feature is colour schemes relating to each category. News is auburn, Sport is yellow, weather is aqua, iPlayer is pink, TV is black and radio is black. These color schemes are incorporated on the different pages. It would have been more effective if different colours were used for TV and radio.

Overall BBC has met high standards expected of their website.

Tablet with Laptop Capabilities Breaks into Business

The problem with laptops is that although they are portable, they are still bulky and awkward to carry. The problem with the laptop’s portable counterpart, the tablet, is that it’s low power with a quickly perishing battery life.

However Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 challenges this tablet stigma. This tablet boasts high-power laptop capabilities compacted into 11.5 by 7.93 inches.

Even the low powered model is nothing to snuff about. It packs an Intel Core i3 central processor unit and 64GB of hard disk storage. This alone has more grunt than most tablets used in businesses!

Stuff.co.nz claims, “The Intel Core i5 models, with either 128GB or 256GB of storage, are expected to be the most popular because they are middle-of-the-road workhorses packing more punch than the average user would need on the go.

The jewels in the Surface Pro 3 crown are most definitely the Intel Core i7 models boasting 256GB and 512GB of storage, and will be the choice of those who work with resource hungry photos and graphics more than occasionally.

All run extremely quietly since they are equipped with a water cooling system which keeps the temperature down.”